Lycia Scott-Thornburg, MD, FAAD Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Scott-Thornburg practices general dermatology with special interests in pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. She practices in Rapid City where she treats patients from all over western South Dakota, northern Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. Her focus on the early detection of skin cancers is the cornerstone of her practice. She also enjoys the Made for Shade Foundation, which along with the support of her partners she founded in 2007. This foundation has been very successful, over the last ten years it has awarded over $135,000 to area schools and organizations. As a sign of their successes in 2017, the Rapid City Mayor awarded a day, Made for Shade Day in Rapid City. The Consumer’s Research Council of America also has selected Dr. Scott-Thornburg as one of America’s Top Dermatologists for four consecutive years.

Each day Dr. Scott-Thornburg works to go above and beyond for her patients. Investigating the best treatment options and educating patients on the tools necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. Each day she strives to give each patient a red-carpet treatment.

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Education & Residencies

  • Bachelor of Science | University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
  • Medical Degree | Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Internship in Internal Medicine | St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Residency in Dermatology | University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IO

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Personal Life

Dr. Scott-Thornburg was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin. One of the things she enjoys in her free time is volunteering and fundraising within the Rapid City area.

Support Team

  • Valerie, RN


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