Dr. Raymond L. Pierce, MD, Hospitalist
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Dr. Raymond L. Pierce, MD

Internist

216 Anamaria Dr Rapid City SD, 57701

About

Dr. Raymond Pierce is an internist practicing in Rapid City, SD. Dr. Pierce specializes in perioperative hospitalist care and regenerative medicine. He is owner/president of Dakota Stem Cell Institute in Rapid City, SD.  He has been a hospitalist at Black Hills Surgical Hospital for 20 years.

Education and Training

Rush Med Coll of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 1987

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Provider Details

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Dr. Raymond L. Pierce, MD's Expert Contributions
  • Coronavirus symptoms?

    This can occur with Covid or any viral illness however you should still be evaluated for secondary non-Covid infections than\t may require treatment READ MORE

  • My risk of death from prostate cancer?

    You certainly can choose to "ignore" it, better to follow actual "watchful waiting" with follow up PSA levels and scans for signs of metastases (spread). Or you could opt for medical treatment with hormonal therapy among several other options. Talk to your urologist, your primary care provider and/or an oncologist for thorough review of all available options. Prostate cancer is extremely variable in its aggressiveness. READ MORE

  • Doppler ultrasound?

    Doppler ultrasound is useful in diagnosing poor blood flow causing claudication but detailed evaluation of the site and severity of vessel blockage often requires angiography which can be done with CT scanning READ MORE

  • COVID related?

    Depends on the timing of the test. If you have symptoms of illness, whether Covid or something else, you should avoid seeing grandpa until you are feeling well. READ MORE

  • Blood pressure?

    If you have no symptoms simply stay well hydrated and plenty of electrolytes such as "gatorade". When was your last physical exam? Are you an athlete? READ MORE

  • Surgery with sleep apnea?

    Tell your doctor and especially your anesthesiologist you have sleep apnea and be sure to bring your CPAP with you to the surgery facility READ MORE

  • Chest pain and tightness with shortness of breath?

    You need to be in the urgent care or emergency room READ MORE

  • When should I get a booster shot for Covid?

    Recent studies show that breakthrough infection or prior infection followed by vaccination most likely provides you excellent and long term immunity making the need for another booster quite questionable. READ MORE

  • Can you walk after a stent?

    Several hours of bedrest after the procedure but then you can walk but no lifting or squatting for several days READ MORE

  • Numbness in feet and lower legs?

    Complicated question but you may simply be retaining some extra fluid from the steroid injection - if so this should correct itself in a week or so READ MORE

  • How long are you under anesthesia for an endoscopy?

    Most endoscopy is done with sedation but not actual anesthesia READ MORE

  • Pain relief with blood thinning tablets?

    You are correct, due to your current blood thinner as well as your kidney disease you should definitely avoid all of the anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen. You can take paracetamol/acetaminophen or narcotic/synthetic narcotics. Narcotics can be habit forming but at 78 years of age I do not consider that to be much of risk for you. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

perioperative hospitalist care, internal medicine, and regenerative medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians  
  • American Association of Physicians and Surgeons  
  • International Cell Surgical Society  

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of PhysiciansAmerican Association of Physicians and SurgeonsInternational Cell Surgical Society

Professional Affiliations

  • Cell Surgical Network

Hobbies / Sports

  • Fishing, hunting, and building things

Areas of research

Regenerative medicine and autologous stem cell therapy

Dr. Raymond L. Pierce, MD's Practice location

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

216 Anamaria Dr -
Rapid City, SD 57701
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New patients: 605-721-4700
bhsh.com

Dakota Stem Cell Institute

208 Federal Ave -
Rapid City, SD 57702
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New patients: 605-342-8348
605-390-3637
Fax: 605-342-8348
dakstemcell.com

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Get to know Internist and Hospitalist, Dr. Raymond L. Pierce, who serves patients in Rapid City, South Dakota

A board-certified internist, Dr. Pierce is the founder of the Dakota Stem Cell Institute, which he established in 2018 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dakota Stem Cell Institute is an affiliate of the Cell Surgical Network® (CSN). The Institute’s work focuses on separating individual’s own natural stem cells from the reservoir of the fat layer beneath their skin and giving them back in an attempt to use the cells’ natural healing abilities to improve the patients health.

Dr. Pierce specializes in perioperative hospitalist care, internal medicine, and regenerative medicine. He has been a hospitalist at Black Hills Surgical Hospital for 20 years. He is also affiliated with Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System, and Rapid City Regional Hospital. 

Dr. Pierce received his medical degree in1987 from Rush Medical College of Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Chicago for his internal medicine residency conducted at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois (1987 – 1990). 

Subsequent to his education, the doctor attained board certification in internal medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The American Board of Internal Medicine is a 501 nonprofit, self-appointed physician-evaluation organization that certifies physicians practicing internal medicine and its subspecialties.

Internists are physicians specializing in internal medicine, a discipline focused on the care of adults emphasizing use of the best medical science available in caring for patients in the context of thoughtful, meaningful doctor-patient relationships as exemplified by the life and work of Sir William Osler, the “father” of internal medicine in the United States.

Hospital medicine is a medical specialty that exists in some countries as a branch of internal or family medicine, dealing with the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. Physicians whose primary professional focus is caring for hospitalized patients only while they are in the hospital are called hospitalists.

Dr. Pierce is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the Chairman of the International Cell Surgical Society IRB (2020 – Present) and an Affiliate of the Cell Surgical Network (2017 – Present). Outside his work, he dedicates to finishing, hunting, and building things.

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