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Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, to Aberdeen Community Health Center. Aesoph joins providers Danny Wolfgram, MD, and Catherine Friesen, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Aberdeen community.

Aesoph attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, graduating in 2012 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. After graduation, she worked as an RN before receiving her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Purdue Global University in 2019.

“I aim to build successful relationships with my patients so that they can be their best selves,” stated Cassandra Aesoph, CNP. “My ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in people’s lives.” Aesoph is currently available for appointments at Aberdeen Community Health Center

Aesoph, who is originally from Milbank, South Dakota, is married to husband, Mike. They recently welcomed a baby boy to the family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Danny Wolfgram, MD, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Danny Wolfgram, MD, to Aberdeen Community Health Center. Dr. Wolfgram joins providers Catherine Friesen, CNP, and Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Aberdeen community.

Dr. Wolfgram attended St. Olaf College and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1983 before earning his master’s degree at Iowa State University in 1985. He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth and the University of Minnesota – School of Medicine. Dr. Wolfgram earned his degree as a Physician in 1990. He specializes in family practice and sports medicine.

“As your physician, I am your partner in facilitating your medical care. As the patient, you are in control of accepting the care and making decisions to affect your medical future,” stated Danny Wolfgram, MD.

Dr. Wolfgram, a White Bear Lake, Minnesota native, has two sons, Alec and Jonathan, and one daughter, Elizabeth. His hobbies include curling, sailing, Taekwondo and spending time with his family. Dr. Wolfgram is now available for appointments at Aberdeen 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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS, Joins Prairie Winds Dental

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS, to Prairie Winds Dental in Howard, SD. Dr. Pfeiffer joins Michelle Scholtz, DDS and Megan Palmquist, RDH, to provide quality dental care to the Howard community.

A recent graduate of the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, Dr. Pfeiffer is originally from Sioux Falls, SD. She completed her undergraduate studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, graduating in 2015 with a degree in ACS Biochemistry. She previously provided dental care at Horizon’s De Smet Dental Services in the fall 2018 during her student dental rotations.

“I chose dentistry because I’ve experienced first-hand how rewarding providing care for patients can be,” stated Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS. “I’m looking forward to providing care for patients who can’t receive care elsewhere and becoming a part of the Howard community.”

Dr. Pfeiffer is currently available for appointments at Prairie Winds Dental. In her spare time, she enjoys watching soccer, reading, playing clarinet and spending time at the cabin with family.

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Marissa Schelske, RDH, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Marissa Schelske, Registered Dental Hygienist, to Jerauld County Dental Clinic and Aurora County Dental Clinic.

Schelske joins a team of two current providers: Dr. Nick Thome, DDS and Dr. Hilary Haley, DDS and one dental hygienist: Liza Kolousek, RDH, to provide quality dental care to the Wessington Springs and Plankinton communities.

Schelske attended the University of South Dakota where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in the Huron community for the past 10 years.

“While in high school, I worked at my father’s dental office and my love for dentistry grew. From then on, I knew it would be the perfect career choice for me. I am very excited about joining the Horizon dental team to help people by educating and improving their oral health,” stated Marissa Schelske, RDH, who is currently available for appointments at Jerauld County Dental Clinic and Aurora County Dental Clinic.

Marissa, who is originally from Huron, currently resides in Virgil, SD with her husband, Adam, and their two sons, Holden and Hayes. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, checking cows with her boys, golfing, shopping, exercising, DIY projects and traveling.

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Diane Inch, PA-C, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Diane Inch, PA-C, to Martin Community Health Center. Inch joins providers Tony Berg, MD, Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, Nancy Webb, CNP, and Theresa Hammerquist, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Inch attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation. She then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 1996 from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. In 2006, she attended the University of Nebraska and received a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She also has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education from South Dakota State University.

“Through preventative and continuing care, help patients live their lives to the fullest – physically, emotionally and spiritually,” stated Diane Inch, PA-C, when asked about her philosophy of care.

Diane, who is from Fort Thompson, South Dakota, is married to husband, Kimber, and has two children, Nicole and Robert. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and running. She is currently available for appointments at Martin 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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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

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(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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Darcie Schmidt, CNP, FNP-BC, Joins Jerauld County Community Health Center

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(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Darcie Schmidt, CNP, FNP-BC, as the newest medical provider at Jerauld County Community Health Center. Schmidt joins providers Dr. Lance Lim, MD, Dr. Thomas Dean, MD, Meghan Torgerson, CNP, and Francoise Bansenga, FNP-BC, to provide primary care medical services at Jerauld County Community Health Center.

Schmidt attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and again in 2011 with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. Darcie, a Mount Vernon, SD native, is excited to provide care to the Wessington Springs Community.

“I believe that I am in a partnership with my patients to help them be in the best health they can be. We will always work together to come up with a plan of care to suit the patient’s needs and wishes,” said Darcie Schmidt, CNP, FNP-BC.

Darcie’s hobbies include camping and fishing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter with her husband, four children and one grandchild. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fiction novels. She is currently available for appointments at Jerauld County 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 105,000 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.

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Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

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(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Martin Community Health Center. Katlyn joins providers Dr. Tony Berg, MD, Margaret Lee, PA-C, Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, MaryAnn Fanning, CNP and Nancy Webb, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Rostyne attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend Maryville University of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, graduating in 2018 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner.

“I believe that everyone has personal health goals that are achievable,” said Katlyn Rostyne, CNP. “I hope to provide patients with education and support to meet their health care expectations.”

Originally from Huron, SD, Katlyn enjoys camping, fishing, softball and spending time with her family. She is currently available for appointment at Martin 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 105,000 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.

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MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

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(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Martin Community Health Center. MaryAnn joins providers Dr. Tony Berg, MD, Margaret Lee, PA-C, Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, and Nancy Webb, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Fanning attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, and earned an Accredited Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, graduating in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. In 2013, she earned a Post Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Kaplan University.

“I am excited to be a part of the Horizon team, to learn and share my experiences,” said MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, who is currently available for appointments at Martin Community Health Center.

Originally from Martin, MaryAnn resides with her husband, Paul, who is a rancher in Bennett County. In her spare time she enjoys music, drama productions, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

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 105,000 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.

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Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

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(ELK POINT, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH, as the newest medical provider at the Elk Point Community Health Center, Alcester Community Health Center and Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services.

O’Connell attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. She later went on to attend the University of Washington, graduating in 2010 with a Doctorate of Medicine degree, a Master in Public Health degree with a focus in Epidemiology, along with certificates in Indian Health Pathway and Underserved Pathway.

“I am excited to return to South Dakota and to serve my community,” said Dr. Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH.
“I aim to provide high-quality, comprehensive, compassionate care to all patients in all stages of life.”

O’Connell, who is currently residing in Elk Point, joins a team of six current providers in Horizon’s southeast region communities of Elk Point, Alcester and Yankton. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, swimming, reading and traveling.

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 105,000 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.

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