Dr. Shari Eich

Pediatrician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic, Sioux Falls

As a board-certified pediatrician, and a mom, I know kids. When I was in medical school at the University of South Dakota, I knew I would specialize in pediatrics because working with kids is so rewarding. Kids are fun, they are resilient, and they have boundless energy which keeps them healthy; from playing with friends to reading books, they are great fun to watch. I love that I get the opportunity to help instill healthy habits early on and watch my patients grow up.

When I’m not working, I enjoy crafting, reading and spending time outdoors. I also love spending time with my husband and our three children. Having grown up on a farm near Watertown, S.D., my roots are in South Dakota, and I am happy to call Sioux Falls home.

Dr. Shari Eich is a Pediatrician at Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic 7th Ave. in Sioux Falls, SD. Her clinic number is 605-336-2140.

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