Our Providers

Meet the Faulkton Area Medical Center Providers

With strong ties to our South Dakota communities, our doctors look to make each patient have a comfortable and informative experience.

Meet the Faulkton Area Medical Center Providers

With strong ties to our South Dakota communities, our doctors look to make each patient have a comfortable and informative experience.

Dr. Sylvia Anderson is a graduate of Miller High School, Miller, SD. She attended the University of North Dakota, transferred to Southern Nazarene University, in Bethany, Oklahoma, and received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1995. In 2003, she received her Doctorate in Medicine, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at the University of North Dakota Family Practice Center in Bismarck, ND. While there, she worked with the clinic, hospital, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and geriatric patients for the Family Practice Residency program. Since her employment with FAMC began in August of 2006, she serves as a Family Practice physician, supervising physician, clinical preceptor for medical students, and FAMC’s Chief of Staff. Her major interests and experiences are in women’s health, including colposcopy and colonoscopy, management of chronic diseases, and pediatrics.
Dr. Kenneth Bartholomew is a 1967 graduate of Lemmon High School, Lemmon, SD. After graduation, he attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for both undergraduate and medical school, graduating in 1976. In 1977, he did his post-graduate internship at San Bernadino County Hospital, San Bernadino, CA. The following year he specialized in emergency room medicine at San Bernadino County Hospital. In 1978, Dr. Bartholomew began his career at Faulk County Memorial Hospital/Clinic. He has served as the Medical Director and Primary Supervisor for our physician assistants and nurse practitioners since 1995. In 1992, Dr. Bartholomew relocated to Fort Pierre, SD but has continued to serve the Faulkton community on a weekly basis. He is on the staff of both St. Mary’s Hospital and Avera Medical Group in Pierre. Dr. Bartholomew is a Family/General practice physician.
Jesseca Kast is a graduate of Beresford High School, Beresford, SD. After graduation, she attended South Dakota State University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 and in 2010, completed her Master of Science in Nursing. During schooling, she worked at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, as an RN on the cardiology unit. Jesseca’s specialty as a Certified Nurse Practitioner is in Family Practice and in August 2010, she began her practice at FAMC. Jesseca focuses on individual and family care throughout their lifespan. Her goal is to ensure patients make health their priority and to make them active participants in their health and wellbeing, so that they can live long and healthy lives.
Timothy Quinn is a graduate of Timber Lake High School, Timber Lake, SD. After graduation, he attended South Dakota State University and Black Hills State University where he graduated with degrees in accounting and business administration. He spent nine years as the Chief Financial Officer at the Mobridge Regional Hospital. Before making the decision to re-enroll in schooling to become a Physician Assistant, Tim served as the administrator of the Wishek, ND hospital. He spent two years at Bismarck State College in preparation for physician assistant schooling. Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of South Dakota in 2001 specializing in family practice. Tim then established his family and practice in Hoven, SD; where he worked as a Certified Physician Assistant. Tim proudly serves in the South Dakota Army National Guard. From 2003 to 2004, Tim deployed overseas as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad as a member of the medical unit. Since that time, he has been promoted to Major with the Huron-based Forward Support Company of the 153rd Engineering Battalion. Tim has been practicing in Faulkton since July of 2006.
Chris Ogle is a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket, SD. After high school, he completed an associate’s degree in telecommunications. Chris then worked a couple of years before returning to Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and biology. He then continued on to Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA, to receive his master’s degree in physician assistant studies. Before pursuing his physician assistant degree, he also spent time as a volunteer EMT for Sanborn County Ambulance Service in Woonsocket, SD.

Sarah Lepke is a native of Mitchell, SD. Following high school graduation, she attended Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Over the years of teaching and being a mom, she decided she wanted to take a different path. She enrolled in nursing school through Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD where she acquired her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. From there she worked as a registered nurse at Sanford Children’s Hospital, Custer Regional Hospital, Mobridge Regional Hospital, and here at Faulkton Area Medical Center. During her nursing career she began pursuing her master’s degree in November of 2017. She completed her schooling and was awarded board certification in 2020; her specialty is family practice. Sarah was hired as a full-time Nurse Practitioner with Faulkton Area Medical Center in September of 2020. Sarah is driven to take exceptional care of patient’s medical, educational, and emotional needs in times of illness. She enjoys developing relationships with patients she cares for and the staff she works with. Sarah’s skills include patient and family education and advocacy, vaccination scheduling and administration, well visit exam and prevention, palliative care awareness, and women’s health. Sarah also serves as FAMC’s Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator.

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