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Leah L. Prestbo

Leah L. Prestbo, MD

Family Medicine
4.8 / 5 (Based on 451 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"I love taking care of people at all stages of their lives and consider it a privilege to get to know families at an interpersonal level. Maintaining health is a partnership and I work to empower and support my patients on their journey."

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About Me

If you need primary care, Leah Prestbo, MD, would love to help you at Avera Medical Group Family Health Center – Sioux Falls.

Care for All Ages

Growing up on a dairy farm near Wall, SD, Dr. Prestbo had an interest in science and interpersonal communication from a young age. Her mother and grandmother were both nurses as well, so she was exposed to what they were doing in their careers day-to-day and wanted to be a part of it.

She chose family medicine because she enjoys providing services and treating patients at every stage of their lives.

"The best part of my job is interacting with patients and helping them prevent disease and manage risks to their health."

While Dr. Prestbo treats patients of all ages, she also operates a bone health clinic within her Avera practice that provides patients with a close look at bone health and fracture prevention.

In the long run, Dr. Prestbo hopes her patients say that she always has their best interests in mind.

Active Lifestyle

Outside of work, Dr. Prestbo loves to travel and work on home improvement projects with her husband. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and woodworking. In the summer, she and her husband like going to the lake with their miniature dachshunds.



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


Center for Family Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD, Family Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine


September 30, 2022
I have been seeing dr presbo foa few years. I like her demeanor
September 25, 2022
Dr. Prestbo always make sure we're on the same page, and always ask me If I have more questions.
September 20, 2022
Dr Leah Prestbo had lots of great thoughts on issue and ways to maybe minimize how it effects me.
September 15, 2022
Dr. Prestbo is an incredible doctor.
September 14, 2022
Dr. Presbow had studied my chart before my appt. And was very informed about my health status, vaccinations, medications, etc.
August 27, 2022
Good job to all
August 13, 2022
August 12, 2022
When l had questions or concerns , I felt I could ask them . She would take the time to explain .
July 31, 2022
Dr. Presto had obviously reviewed my history. She was very compassionate when I shared of some recent family losses/health issues. My PCP that I had for over 35 years retired and it's so hard to put your trust in another PCP but I feel well cared for by Dr. Prestbo. She listened!
July 31, 2022
We spent alot of our time conversing and laughing!
July 29, 2022
I really liked Dr Presbo
July 27, 2022
Dr prestPresbo is a very good practitioner and a very good person to have as a doctor
July 13, 2022
Staff was patient and supportive.
June 27, 2022
June 14, 2022
She is wonderful.
June 09, 2022
Dr Leah Prestbo is amazing!!!
May 27, 2022
Listened and was concerned
May 27, 2022
Good experience. Good listener
May 19, 2022
May 11, 2022
May 08, 2022
Very professional
April 28, 2022
Dr Presto is great
April 15, 2022
Dr. Prestbo presented several routes she could take to address my problems, and included me in our decision.
March 11, 2022
This was a yearly physical. Doctor touched my ankles, but I do not think was there long enough to even feel a pulse. The manual breast exam was very brief and to the outer side of the breast only. I didn't feel it was a complete exam of the tissue. Doctor strongly recommended a flu shot and answered my questions.
February 10, 2022
January 23, 2022
Very pleased with my care.
January 15, 2022
Physician did an excellent job listening to my symptoms and then explaining the best way to treat the conditions.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Leah Prestbo is very knowledgeable and very detailed. She really does care about her patients. I think she's the best!!
October 05, 2021
I always go away from my yearly checkup with Dr. Leah Prestbo feeling so good about myself. She is knowledgeable, personable, and genuinely cares about my health and well being.
October 05, 2021
As always, Dr. Prestbo and her staff were all that I could ask for. I am very comfortable with them.
October 05, 2021
I know the nurses have a full plate, but I would appreciate their being a little slower and more deliberate in the questions they ask and in taking my vitals. Their hurried manner increased my stress.
September 28, 2021
Please talk to patients about what they can do to themselves. For example, I have osteoporosis. Tell me what I should and should not eat, what exercises to do and not to do, etc. Or give me a handout on it.
September 28, 2021
Everyone was very efficient while also caring and kind.
September 28, 2021
Dr. Prestbo is very nice and listened to my concerns, very pleased!
September 28, 2021
Dr. Prestbo is the best! I am so glad to have found her as my primary care Dr.
September 28, 2021
Dr. Leah Prestbo is a good listener and compassionate.
September 21, 2021
I like how she takes time to listen. I have never felt like a "number."
September 21, 2021
I have always been satisfied with the treatment there.
September 14, 2021
Dr. Prestbo and her staff were very courteous and explained what they were doing and asking. Dr. Prestbo came to my appt. with notes so I knew she took time to read my chart "before" our scheduled appt. that is what impresses me - shows she cares for her patients!!
September 14, 2021
So friendly and caring.
September 07, 2021
My doctor showed compassion
September 07, 2021
The treatment was provided in a timely professional manner. Completely satisfied with the service and treatment.
August 31, 2021
Everyone was friendly
August 10, 2021
Just want to clarify that my doctor knows that I choose a healthy life style, so she doesn't need to talk to me about diet, etc.
August 10, 2021
I very much appreciated her being on time for my appointment. Very personable. Very easy to carry on conversation with.
August 03, 2021
I felt like I was treated in a respectfully manner.
August 03, 2021
I'm glad I made the switch to this clinic! Dr Prestbo is so kind and willing to listen to your concerns and work together to find solutions that work for you. The team here is always friendly in every interaction.
August 03, 2021
Dr. Prestbo is a great practitioner.
July 27, 2021
The only reason my provider didn't ask about prescriptions is that I'm not on any, so please don't consider that a negative reaction. They're great at the clinic.
July 27, 2021
Very caring, helpful staff.
July 20, 2021
Everything went well.
July 20, 2021
This was my first visit and i am very impressed with the level of care that I recieved from everyone that I encountered there.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Prestbo is a very caring and professional doctor.
July 06, 2021
Dr prestbo is always a very caring doc and is always aware of what you are due for
June 29, 2021
Dr. Prestbo is a great listener who I feel really values what I have to say as she is figuring out what is going on etc. I have had experiences with doctors who don't listen and it is very refreshing to be seen by one who truly takes the time and listens thoroughly to the patient rather than making a conclusion based on her own thoughts alone.
June 29, 2021
It's difficult to get an appointment with my doctor when I am sick.
June 22, 2021
I appreciate the consideration of timely appointments. I was not kept waiting past my appointment time. This is important to me.
June 22, 2021
I love my Dr. LEAH PRESTBO. We went over a lot of things that we haven't done before. She was very thorough. Would like to do that every time I see her.
June 15, 2021
The nurse and student nurse from STI were both friendly and did a great job! Sorry, I don't remember their names.
June 15, 2021
Very polite and kind people
June 08, 2021
I always have a positive experience when I see Dr Prestbo
June 01, 2021
I was very happy with my visit and satisfied with her questions and answers for me!
May 18, 2021
Dr. Leah and her staff rock! Very easy to communicate with and always get back to me in a very timely matter!
May 18, 2021
As is usual, everyone I talked to was amazing!
May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021
I am always treated with respect and all the employees seem to know what is going on
May 11, 2021
Always receive great service from Doctor and Nurses
May 11, 2021
I feel very heard and listened to by Dr Prestbo. Great job.
May 04, 2021
Dr Presbo is always so caring, considerate, kind, and always remembers me and my history. She truly treats me as a person.
April 20, 2021
Everything was perfect
April 06, 2021
Leah Prestbo taught me a lot about bone health. We continue to look things up to learn more. Thank you.
April 06, 2021
Dr. Prestbo always has time to listen
April 06, 2021
The staff is always very friendly and efficient. Dr. Prestbo listens to what I have to say and always spends a good amount of time with me.
April 06, 2021
personal, compassionate, and caring for the first visit.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Prestbo is really great at her job.
March 30, 2021
Just meet Dr. Leah Prestbo for the first time and I liked her very much....personable, professional and easy to talk to..very approachable and friendly
March 23, 2021
March 16, 2021
Dr. Leah is the best doctor I've ever been to
March 16, 2021
The lab technician was amazing. Dr. Prestbo is always helpful and attentive. Best care I've ever had.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Prestbo and her nurse are consistently professional and more importantly kind. They understand the value of creating and maintaining good relationships with their patients while maintaining professionalism. They are truly assets to the Avera system.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Leah Prestbo and nurse are a wonderful team. They always make me feel welcome and important to them when I come in.
March 02, 2021
Leah is an amazing Doctor! I enjoy how personal I can visit with her thank you so much!
March 02, 2021
Excellent care
March 02, 2021
Dr Presbo and nurse went above and beyond to try to help me receive my prescription that wasn't covered by my insurance. I can't express how much I appreciate them!!!!!
February 23, 2021
Shes awesome doctor!!!
February 02, 2021
Great care giver!
January 26, 2021
I had a great experience with Dr. Prestbo.
January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021
Dr. Prestbo knows that I follow good health habits, so that's why she didn't bring up those topics.
January 26, 2021
Dr. Leah Prestbo and her nurses are always the kindest people during visits. It makes the whole experience very easy and uplifting.
January 26, 2021
Leah Prestbo is the best personal family doctor I've ever had. Bar none.
January 19, 2021
Great work
January 12, 2021
I have been, and continue to be very pleased with Dr. Leah Prestbo professionalism, knowledge and very caring nature. Would certainly recommend her to friends and family. She's great!
January 12, 2021
I feel comfortable with the care I am receiving.
December 29, 2020
They made sure I had all my concerns covered and even made me an appointment at another clinic to help with a problem they couldn't help with in the time I needed.
December 29, 2020
Very Professional and friendly.
December 29, 2020
Leah Prestbo is very concerned about me and sympathetic to my condition
December 15, 2020
Dr Prestbo is the best Dr Dr I've had in a long time

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