Prairie Lakes Healthcare adds Feist to dermatology staff

July 18, 2022


WATERTOWN, S.D.–Prairie Lakes Healthcare System welcomes licensed and board-certified Physician Assistant, David Feist, MS, PA-C, to the Dermatology Clinic staff. He joins Dr. Jeffrey Smith and Abby Gietzen, PA-C in the expert care of patients with conditions related to the skin. Prairie Lakes Dermatology specializes in general and surgical dermatology as well as cosmetic procedures and treatments.


Feist received his Physician Assistant degree, with a surgical specialization and focus in dermatology, from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in New York. Feist trained at several prestigious Manhattan hospitals including the New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Cornell and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Marketing Communications.


Feist is relocating to Watertown from Arizona with his wife and three children where he has been practicing dermatology for the past 10 years. He enjoys swimming, running, performing arts, stand-up comedy, golf, music, and spending time with his family.


“I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them understand and improve their skin conditions, both medically and cosmetically,” Feist said. “My family and I are excited to become a part of the Watertown community.”


Prairie Lakes Dermatology is located at the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic. For more information, please visit To schedule an appointment, call 605-882-7690.