(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Karley Fischer, PA-C, as the newest medical provider at De Smet Community Health Center. Karley joins providers Jodi Jung, CNP, Lindy Holland, CNP, Dannica Callies, DNP, NP-C, and Dr. Lance Lim to provide primary care medical services at the De Smet CHC.
A graduate of University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, Fischer holds a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies and brings eight years of experience in the medical field to her position at De Smet Community Health Center.
Prior to joining Horizon, Fischer has been previously employed in De Smet as an Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Assistant. Most recently, she was employed at Avera Medical Group in Brookings as a Physician Assistant in Acute Care. “After graduating and working as an athletic trainer, along with spending time on the local ambulance crew, I was always the initial person that arrived to the injured individual first and I found myself wanting to know the end results,” said Fischer. “I wanted to learn more about the medical field and being able to treat and care for the patients. Therefore, I made the decision to return to school as a Physician Assistant.”
A Huron native, Fischer currently resides in De Smet with her husband, Brian, and daughter, Anikyn. In her spare time, she enjoys being on the farm riding horse, running, spending time at the lake fishing, and being with family.
Fischer will be available for appointments beginning the week of September 26th. “I am looking forward to working at De Smet Community Health Center in the small, rural community where my family lives and farms,” said Fischer. “I have had the opportunity to meet many great people in the community while living here and serving as an EMT in the community, so I am excited to now be able to provide great patient care through Horizon.”
For over 38 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 83,000 patient visits annually in 25 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River and Woonsocket. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.