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Kristen E. Jost

Kristen E. Jost, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Physiatry

"My work is rewarding because I get to be a pillar of hope for patients to get back to the life they enjoyed before."

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About Me

If you or a loved one needs expert care after an injury, disease or disorder impacts normal functioning, look to Kristen Jost, MD, a physiatrist at Avera Medical Group Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Sioux Falls, SD.

Restore Function with Expert & Compassionate Care

As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Jost is part of a multidisciplinary team of Avera providers, focused on helping you achieve the highest level of function, independence and quality of life possible.

She provides:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes – everything from traumatic brain injuries and stroke to surgical recovery and activity-related injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic studies to evaluate neurological disorders
  • Injections for pain management
  • Rehabilitation to restore function

Dr. Jost believes that good communication – especially listening to her patients – is key to successful treatment. “I make sure to listen to my patients first and foremost. They’ll guide you in the right direction,” she says.

Her go-to health advice is to “move, exercise and enjoy your life as much as you can.”

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Jost enjoys yoga and dancing, particularly taking adult ballet classes. She also likes to take her dogs for walks and go rock climbing, running and biking.



Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, Medical School


Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, Wheaton, IL, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists


Eligible - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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