Samuel Schimelpfenig, MD, FAAP – Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Samuel Schimelpfenig, MD

Samuel S. Schimelpfenig, MD, FAAP

Sports Medicine and Pediatrics
4.8 / 5 (Based on 34 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"I love working with children and building relationships with their families as they grow and develop over time."

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About Me

When your child needs specialty care for an activity or sports-related injury, look to Samuel Schimelpfenig, MD, FAAP at Avera Medical Group McGreevy 7th Avenue in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine Care

As a board-certified pediatrics and sports medicine physician, Dr. Schimelpfenig’s areas of expertise include pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Whether you’re looking for traditional pediatric care, sports physicals or treatment for injuries, count on Dr. Schimelpfenig to provide personalized and compassionate care.

“When a child is sick or hurt, I understand it can be a stressful time for the family, so I take my time explaining what’s going on and why we’re doing what we’re doing,” he says. “I enjoy being a part of their lives and watching them get well.”

Dr. Schimelpfenig also serves as the Avera Sports team physician for the University of Sioux Falls.

Concussion Management for Kids

If your child experiences a bump or blow to the head, trust Dr. Schimelpfenig’s specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions. You’ll also benefit from his expert guidance on post-concussion syndrome and how to make the best return-to-play decisions.

Active Lifestyle

In his free time, Dr. Schimelpfenig enjoys spending time outdoors, woodworking, reading and relaxing. He also likes to participate in cycling, hiking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, skiing, kayaking, swimming and fly-fishing.



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


University of Arizona, Tucson, Pediatrics


State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sept 2009
  • Award of Excellence in Pediatrics - University of South Dakota, 2004


  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics


October 04, 2021
We love Dr. Sam and his nurse. They make us feel like family. They treat us like we are equals, which makes us feel so valued and important. Thank you for being awesome!
September 21, 2021
We absolutely love Dr. Sam and my daughter loves seeing him. He actually cares about her and whats going on.
May 11, 2021
Dr Sam and his nurse were awesome!
April 22, 2021
Dr. Samuel was very nice and respectful. He listened to what we had to say and explained the results clear and easy to understand.
April 12, 2021
Always a pleasure. Doctor Sam take care of my two boys for years and we are pleased. Big thanks to his staff. They're always nice and welcoming.
April 07, 2021
Dr. Sam is by far the best Doctor for my kids that I have been too. I have gone to others just because Dr. Sam was full, and never get the same experience as Dr. Sam. We recently moved and I will drive to Sioux Falls just to go to Dr, Sam It is worth the drive.
March 07, 2021
Dr. Sam is an amazing caring physician. He has taken care of my son since he was born, seven years ago and takes care of my daughter as well. Highly recommended!
January 27, 2021
Very thankful
January 14, 2021
Great place!

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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