Meet the Doctors


All originally from the Black Hills…providing care to their hometown community.

  • Dr. Geoffrey Slingsby
    J. Geoffrey Slingsby M.D.

    Dr. Slingsby is a retinal specialist and an ophthalmologist with subspecialty expertise in retinal, macular and vitreous disorders. He earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his postgraduate residency in ophthalmology at the University of Colorado, followed by retinal/vitreous fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology.

    As native South Dakotans, he and his wife, Jackie, appreciate the quality of life the Black Hills offers. They have two sons–Jason and Taylor. Dr. Slingsby actively enjoys flying and family activities.



  • Dr. Christopher Huot
    Christopher S. Huot M.D.

    Dr. Huot is a board certified opththalmologist with special interests in the treatment of cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and oculoplastics (disorders of the eyelids).  He offers advanced no-stitch cataract surgery with premium lens implantation to help reduce the need for glasses in his patients.

    He was raised in Rapid City and graduated locally from Stevens High School.  His undergraduate education began at SDSM&T before transferring to the University of Minnesota where he completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering.  He returned to South Dakota for medical school earning his medical degree at USD.  His training concluded with residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he was honored with the position of chief resident.  Following residency, he had a thriving private practice in Colorado for seven years before returning to his hometown of Rapid City in 2015.  With a family name well known in the local medical community for decades, he follows in the footsteps of his father, providing healthcare to the area along with his brother and sister.

    Growing up in the beautiful Black Hills, Dr. Huot developed a love for the outdoors.  He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, camping and hiking with his wife, Lisa, and three children-Samantha, Andrew and Aidan.

  • Dr. Renae Welke
    Renae Welke O.D.

    Dr. Welke received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2011 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She was awarded Clinical and Academic Honors and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. After graduation Dr. Welke completed a Primary Care Residency Program at Salus University. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the South Dakota Optometric Association.

    Dr. Welke’s optometric interests include primary and medical eye care for diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, contact lenses, vision therapy, ocular disease, and ocular emergencies.

    Dr. Welke and her daughter, Kinsy, are lifelong residents of the area and were excited to return to the Black Hills area.  Dr. Welke provides full scope optometric eye care and is currently accepting new patients of all ages.

  • Dr. Taylor Slingsby
    Taylor Slingsby M.D.

    Joining our team in August!

Hours of Operation

*We also offer 24-hour emergency on-call service that allows you peace of mind, even on nights and weekends.*

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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