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Samuel Schimelpfenig, MD

Samuel S. Schimelpfenig, MD, FAAP

Sports Medicine and Pediatrics
4.9 / 5 (Based on 31 Ratings) Learn More

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

Office Information

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


November 16, 2020
We absolutely love Dr. Sam and his nurse. They take excellent care of us and make my kids feel comfortable and cared for. Can't speak highly enough about them!
November 13, 2020
Absolutely love Dr. Sam's office! Everyone is already respectful and make being at the doctor fun for a child. They all listen and do everything they can to help. I recommend them to ask of my friends with young children.
October 15, 2020
My experience on all of my appointments are professional and friendly. I am usually at Mcgreevy ( doctor Sam ), the receptionist,nurses and ofcourse doctor Sam is amazing.
August 26, 2020
Dr Sam is the best!
July 28, 2020
We love Dr. Sam! He is the best!!
July 18, 2020
Dr Sam is great!
March 22, 2020
Dr. Sam is amazing and listens to our concerns!!!
March 11, 2020
We love this clinic!
February 20, 2020
We never had to wait. We always got in on time.
December 28, 2019
Efficient and quick trip. The doctor was a good listener.

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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