510 E. 8th St.
PO Box 370
Freeman, SD 57029
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Medical Staff


Kenneth Kirton, MD


- Michigan State University-1981: Bachelors in Elementary Education
- University of South Dakota School of Medicine-1989: Doctor of Medicine

Residency Program:
- Cedar Rapids Family Medicine-1992: Residency in Family Medicine

Dr. Kirton is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Palliative Care.

Jay Allison, MD


- University of Nebraska-1991: Bachelors of Science, Biochemistry
- University of Nebraska Medical Center-1995: Doctor of Medicine

Residency Program:
- Siouxland Medical Education Foundation: Residency in Family Medicine

Dr. Allison is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Terri Behl, PA-C


- University of Nebraska Medical Center-2003: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
- University of South Dakota-2000: Bachelor of Science/Physician Assistant Certification
- Little Big Horn College-1997: Pre-Nursing
- Mount Marty College-1976: Nursing

Terri is a certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Tanya Schaeffer - DNP - Doctorate of Nursing Practice


- South Dakota State University-2013: Doctorate of Nursing Practice
- South Dakota State University-2006: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Tanya is a certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Jessica Preheim - CNP - Certified Nurse Practitioner


- Medical Training: MA of Science in Nursing - Clarkson College, Omaha, NE

Jessica works as needed at Rural Medical Clinics. She also works part time for Avera Queen of Peace urgent care and occupational medicine.


Shakil Hafiz, DO - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


- Benedictine University 2003-2007: Bachelors of Science, Mathematics Major, Biology Minor, Scholars Program
- Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University 2008-2012: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency Program:
- Presence Resurrection Medical Center 2012-2015: Residency in Family & Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Hafiz is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.