Kay Y. Kelts, DO, a Family Physician with Medical Arts at Rapid City Medical Center

Get to know Family Physician Dr. Kay Y. Kelts, who serves patients in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dr. Kelts is a trusted family physician at Medical Arts at Rapid City Medical Center. She practices full-scope family medicine including in-office procedures, women’s health, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Treating a wide variety of health conditions, she enjoys working with patients of all ages. She believes in treating the whole person, helping each patient achieve his or her personal health goals and live life to the fullest.

Established in 1948, Rapid City Medical Center is a medical practice comprising eight locations, including an urgent care clinic in Rapid City, South Dakota. Building an on-going tradition of excellence in healthcare, the group boasts a team of more than eighty physicians and caregivers whose specialties include dermatology, ENT, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, OB/GYN, eye care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, podiatry, rheumatology, surgery, urgent care, urology, and more.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Kelts completed her undergraduate education at St. Olaf College where she met her husband, Dr. Andrew Kelts. She completed her medical school training at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was part of their inaugural class. While in medical school, she was also an inaugural pre-doctoral osteopathic principles and practices fellow specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). 

After her training, Dr. Kelts performed her residency in family medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She was awarded a core faculty position upon completion of her residency, practicing full-scope family medicine including OB deliveries, inpatient services, nursing home services, and outpatient clinic. In addition, she was responsible for resident education and was instrumental in osteopathic accreditation for the program. 

After her husband accepted a gastroenterology fellowship position, Dr. Kelts moved to Elmira, New York. While there, she practiced full-scope family medicine and served as the Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She continued in these roles — providing both inpatient and outpatient services while teaching residents — until moving to Rapid City. 

Passionate about her profession, she is double board-certified in family medicine through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians & the American Board of Family Medicine.

Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility. 

In her spare time, Dr. Kelts enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling, and cooking.

Learn More about Dr. Kay Y. Kelts:

Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/394047-Kay-Kelts-Family-Practitioner or through Rapid City Medical Center, https://rapidcitymedicalcenter.com/rcmc_providers/kay-kelts-do/ 

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