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PHSI's Kadoka Clinic welcomes Dave Webb as its new physicians assistant

Another medical provider has joined the staff of Philip Health Services, Inc.

Dave Webb, a certified physicians assistant, currently serves at the Kadoka Clinic every Monday and Tuesday. Webb began providing coverage at the clinic in December, working with Philip physicians David Holman and Coen Klopper.

"Dave is a great asset to the provider team at Philip Health Services," said Kent Olson, administrator of PHSI. "Having another medical provider gives us more flexibility to meet patient needs in both Philip and Kadoka."

For the last 12 years, Webb was employed at Black Hills Neurosurgery and Spine, where he assisted with both surgeries and patient visits. Presently, he commutes to the Kadoka Clinic from Rapid City, where he lives with his wife, Karen. They have three grown sons.

"I enjoy coming to Kadoka and helping the people," said Webb. "I enjoy being back in general practice again and seeing the wide variety of medical problems. I look forward to meeting more of the people and getting to know them better."

Webb is also looking forward to being able to do more of other things that he has wanted to do. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and riding motorcycles.

Webb's medical career began when he was in the United States Navy. He heard of a government program accepting Navy corpsmen and Army medics for continued medical education. After attending college at Northern State University as well as East Coast colleges, and after working as a nurse during some of that time, Webb graduated as a PA-C in 1978 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The majority of his 30 plus years of medical experience has been in general practice in rural South Dakota, mostly in Clear Lake, Philip and Rapid City.

Webb was employed at Philip Health Services in the 1980s up to 1991. "We're glad he is back," said Olson. "It's unusual to have a provider return, especially one who is so well regarded by colleagues and patients."

Webb said, "I like the Kadoka facility and community. I've really enjoyed working with the staff at the clinic. They are very helpful and friendly. Hopefully I, as part of that team, will make it better in the future. The nursing home is also a nice facility."

Webb sees patients at the Kadoka Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays. The clinic is closed on Wednesdays. Holman and Klopper will continue to see patients in Kadoka most weeks on Thursdays and Fridays. Patients should continue as usual to call 837-2257 for a provider appointment in Kadoka, or phone 859-2566 in Philip.