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Sheila A. Eckrich

Sheila A. Eckrich, MD

Internal Medicine

"I love the mystery of the internal medicine field. It’s detective work to discover the source of the patient’s health condition and then to provide an effective treatment."

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About Me

Maintaining your health as you get older is imperative to living a full life. For expert care in adult health, turn to Sheila Eckrich, MD, an internist at Avera Medical Group Family Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Compassionate Care to Help You Restore Function

As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Eckrich works with a multidisciplinary team to restore day-to-day functions in adults of all ages, as well as help people achieve a comfortable quality of life. 

She has special interest in:

  • Pain management
  • Joint health
  • Geriatric health
  • Blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease management 

“I enjoy bonding with patients to develop that personal relationship,” she says. “It’s easier to create trust so that I can help them during these moments.” 

Dr. Eckrich goes to local nursing homes to serve patients with their various health needs. This venture hopes to eliminate back-and-forth between the hospital and the patient’s living facility. Another part of her work is ensuring patients have a seamless transition between levels of care, such as from skilled nursing to home or hospice. 

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Eckrich stays active, particularly by enjoying traveling, skiing and hiking. She says she knows just enough Italian, Spanish and French to accompany her on her travels



Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Medical School


Saginaw Cooperative Hospital, Saginaw, MI, Internal Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

Assistant Clinical Professor for Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine


American Board of Internal Medicine

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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