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Karen Pearson, PA-C, Joins Alcester Community Health Center

Feb 11, 2019 | Blog

(ALCESTER, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Karen Pearson, PA-C, back to the Alcester Community Health Center. Pearson joins provider Dr. Meghan Curry O’Connell, MD, MPH, to provide primary care medical services to the Alcester community.

Pearson attended the University of South Dakota, graduating in 1991 with an Associate’s degree in Nursing. She then received a certificate in Physician Assistant Studies in 1997 from the University of South Dakota. She has previously provided care at Alcester Community Health Center through allPOINTS Health Services.

“I am looking forward to coming back to the Alcester community to care for “my people” again. I have missed walking through life events with my patients and being there for them in their time of need,” said Pearson.

Karen, who is a long-time Alcester community resident, has three daughters and three grandchildren. Her husband, Dale, works for the City of Alcester. In her spare time, she enjoys going to sporting events and watching her family compete. She is currently available for appointments at Alcester Community Health Center.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care 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

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