Horizon Health Care is pleased to welcome Dan Kvale, PA-C, as a new provider at the Aurora County Community Health Center. Kvale will join provider McKenzie Bormann, PA-C, as an additional medical provider.
Kvale provided medical care to the Bison community for 19 years, using his family medicine specialization. He earned his bachelor’s degree in microbiology at the University of Arizona. He received his master’s degree as a physician assistant at the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He holds certificates in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation.
Kvale was born in Brookings, South Dakota, but grew up in Oregon and Arizona, graduating from high school in Phoenix. He joined the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman. He served his first two years with the Marine Corps and his second two years aboard a frigate.
Kvale has been married for 30 years and raised three children in small town South Dakota.
While in Bison, he served on the school board, directed economic development, was active with Scouts and the American Legion, participated in church and a wide variety of boards and committees.
He will bring his medical expertise in family medicine to the community of Plankinton and surrounding area.
“I enjoy getting to know my patients and seeing to their needs as soon as possible,” Kvale said. “I care for all ages of patients. My military background has led me to hate paperwork and standing in lines; my science background has led me to trust the standard of care guidelines; and my time in small towns has shown me the importance of community.”
Kvale will begin seeing patients on August 15, 2022. Appointments are available at Aurora County Community Health Center on Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
About Horizon Health Care, Inc.
For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral healthcare through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental healthcare needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.