Dr. Seann Atkinson joins Atlantic Medical Center


August 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTIC – Dr. Seann Atkinson will be joining Atlantic Medical Center (AMC) in October 2011.  Dr. Atkinson is a board-certified family practice physician, currently practicing in Sturgis, SD.

Dr. Seann Atkinson and family

He will provide comprehensive family medicine services. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Atkinson join our practice,” said Dr. Angela Weppler, AMC Family Medicine Physician.  “He and his family will be a wonderful asset to our clinic, hospital and community.” In addition to caring for patients at Atlantic Medical Center, Dr. Atkinson will be on staff at Cass County Memorial Hospital.  “Dr. Atkinson comes to us with seven years of experience and outstanding recommendations,” noted Pat Markham, CCMH Administrator. “We are very pleased to add another such well-qualified physician to care for our patients throughout Southwest Iowa.”

Dr. Atkinson grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, and received his zoology degree from Iowa State University.  He graduated from the Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in 2001, and went on to the Rapid City Regional Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Rapid City, SD.  Since completing his residency in 2004 he has practiced with the Regional Health Physicians in Sturgis, SD, providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency room care.  “From my first visit, the medical professionals and staff in Atlantic have been very welcoming,” Dr. Atkinson said.  “They are a wonderful group of people, and I’m looking forward to joining them.”

Dr. Atkinson and his wife, Shelly, have three children – Tyler (9), Brayden (7), and Kayla (4).   “We fell in love with Atlantic – the people, community and lifestyle,” Dr. Atkinson continued.  “It’s just what we were looking for!”

Pending approval of his Iowa medical license, Dr. Atkinson will begin seeing patients at Atlantic Medical Center and Cass County Memorial Hospital in late October.