Sanford Health: Hispanic heritage in healthcare


Hispanics are the largest minority group in this country and their numbers are growing. Here in South Dakota, Hispanic people make up about 3% of the population. Hispanics live longer and have lower death rates from heart disease, cancer, and many of the other leading causes of death than non-Hispanic white people. Yet, many also face several social disadvantages, including lower incomes and worse access to health coverage. Dr. Sandra Peynado is part of both worlds. She is a psychiatrist working with Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry at Sanford Psychiatry & Psychology in Sioux Falls. She is also a native of Columbia, where she grew up and attended medical school. On the heels of National Hispanic Heritage Month, she joins us to help us gain a new understanding of the unique health challenges many Hispanics face.

Sanford Health wants you to have access to the best health care possible and to be informed about your health. Dr. Sandra Peynado specializes in psychiatry and treats a variety of behavioral health conditions. You can schedule an appointment by calling 605-312-5700 or finding more information on their website at

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