Meet Our Staff

Meet L. Patrick Miller, M.D.

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A native of South Dakota. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of South Dakota and received his medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his general surgery residency in 1985 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After attaining his general surgery residency he was in active duty in the United States Naval Reserve from 1985-1991. During this time, he completed his plastic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 1989.(more)

Dr. Miller was an attending general surgeon at the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina from 1985-1987 and an attending plastic surgeon at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California from 1989-1991. After his honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Miller started his private practice in Aiken, South Carolina and specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 1996, he moved to Sioux Falls and joined the staff at Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota. Dr. Miller is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the South Dakota State Medical Association. Dr. Miller is on staff at Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, SiouxLand Surgery Center in Dakota Dunes and Avera Sacred Heart in Yankton and Prairie Lakes Hospital and Mallard Pointe Surgical Center in Watertown. Dr. Miller’s practice includes the entire scope of plastic and reconstructive surgery, especially breast reconstruction, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenation. He lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Beth and their four children.


Meet J. Anthony Breit, M.D.

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A native of Sioux Falls, S.D. He attended the University of South Dakota and received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, S.D. He completed his general surgery residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA in 2003 and his plastic surgery residency at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN in 2005. During his residency he received the Latchem-Phillips-Schropp Award. This esteemed award is given to the outstanding chief resident for manifesting the highest standards of medical training, medical skills and caring relationships with patients and colleagues.(more)

He is board certified in plastic surgery and general surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, AMA, and a member of the South Dakota State Medical Association. He joined the practice of Plastic Surgery Associates of S.D. in July 2005. He is on staff at the Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Avera McKennan Hospital, Avera Heart Hospital, Sanford Health, all in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Spencer Hosptial, Siouxland Surgical Center in Dakota Dunes, S.D., Mercy Medical Center and Unity Point-St. Lukes both in Sioux City. His practice includes the entire scope of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with special emphasis in breast reconstruction, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenation. He strives for perfection in the operating room as well as developing an honest and sincere rapport with all of his patients. Dr. Breit grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D. and is happy to be relocated back in his hometown. He has two children. He enjoys playing competitive tennis, snow skiing, hunting, fishing and reading.

 


Meet Kelsey Isaacson, Physician Assistant

Kelsey attended undergrad at Baylor University with a degree in Health Science Studies. She then received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Kelsey performs the laser tattoo removal and laser resurfacing at our office and also assists our surgeons in surgery. She now lives in Sioux Falls with her husband. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family.


Meet Jodi Pierret, Clinic Manager

She joined Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota in 1991, back when Drs. Meyer and Witzke were the senior partners.  As a 26 year senior staff member and successful women in business, Jodi  now oversees the day to day activities for their main office in Sioux Falls plus the other 5 regions they practice. She is a native South Dakotan growing up in Brandon and after high school, attended and is a graduate of Black Hills State in Spearfish.  She reside in Sioux Falls with her husband Paul and daughter Megan and they all enjoy traveling, adventurous activities and the outdoors.

 


Meet Our Clinical Staff


Meet Jenny Braun, RN Injector

Jenny Braun, RN

Jenny earned an Associates degree in Nuclear Medicine from STI in 1999 and worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 13 years. During her time as a tech, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Sioux Falls in 2003. She then decided to make a career change and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University in 2014. She has worked as a Registered Nurse since that time at a local hospital before joining Plastic Surgery Associates in April of 2017. (more)

Jenny enjoys all aspects of plastic surgery and her role as a nurse injector and has received specialized training in aesthetics including neurotoxins, cosmetic fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, skin care, and Coolsculpting.
Jenny lives north of Sioux Falls on a farm her husband and 2 daughters. She loves being outdoors and enjoys snow skiing, the Black Hills, vacations, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Rebecca, RN Injector

Rebecca, RN Injector

Rebecca is originally from Princeton, MN and attended school at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She was employed at a local hospital for 5 years before coming on board at Plastic Surgery Associates. She has always been drawn to plastic surgery and that interest continued to increase throughout her nursing career. Rebecca enjoys being outdoors, riding horse and long walks on the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Eric and their extremely spoiled dogs, Miss Bella and Spartacus Allen.


Meet Kelsey Wire, ST

Kelsey Wire, STKelsey is originally from Madison, SD and attended school at Southeast Tech. She was employed at a local hospital for 7 years before coming on board at Plastic Surgery Associates. Kelsey has been working at Plastic Surgery Associates for over 2 years now but has been working in our general anesthesia operating room for 5 and 1/2 years. She has always had a passion for Plastic Surgery ever since her first job. Kelsey enjoys being outdoors, going to sporting events and spending time with her husband, Monte and their daughter, Madelyn along with their very spoiled dog.


Meet Becky Skile, ST

Becky Skile


Meet Amanda Miles, PCT

Amanda Miles


Meet Our Administrative Staff



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Kristin Collins

Cheri Beyer

Annette O’Brien

 

 


Meet Jeff Heimensen

Jeff Heimensen

 


Meet Our Dakota Dunes Staff


Meet Janet Bonnes Administrative

Janet Bonnes

 


Meet Jami Nelson RN, CANS, CPSN

Jami NelsonJami is our Registered nurse who has been with PSA since June of 2000 and manages our Dakota Dunes office while also running our Yankton outreach clinic. Jami has always had a passion and an eye for facial aesthetics. Her career as a Nurse Injector began in 2007 with courses at the Esthetic Skin Institute in Florida where she was trained in neurotoxins, cosmetic fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and skin care. Since then, she has taken numerous advanced training courses to become one of the areas most advanced and respected Nurse Injectors. (more)

In 2013 she traveled to San Diego to sit for one of the first certification exams as a Registered Nurse Injector. She continues to further her education and holds the title as a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and is one of the only RN’s to hold this certification in the Siouxland area. Jami’s goal with her clients is to provide honest and expectations while achieving natural looking results.
Since 2013, Jami has also served as a faculty member for American Academy of Facial Esthetic. With AAFE, she travels the country to give hands-on
training and education to other medical professionals wanting to learn the necessary skills.

Before becoming a nurse, Jami attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln, NE. She graduated in 1992 as a Surgical Technologist. She moved to the Sioux City area and worked in surgery for 14 years, before joining us as a Certified Surgical Technician (CST). Soon after she became a Certified First Assistant which qualified her to assist the surgeons in surgical procedures. While continuing to work for Plastic Surgery Associates, returned to nursing school at St. Lukes College of Nursing and graduated in 2005. She is certified as a Plastic Surgery Nurse (CPSN) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. With her education and experience as a Surgical Technologist, Registered Nurse, Surgical Assistant, and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, our clients can confidently be assured that she possesses the qualities and knowledge necessary for providing the best possible care.

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