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.