Team Physicians

Dr. John T. Swisher IV
Team Physician
Avera Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
(605) 996-3963


John T. Swisher has served as a DWU team physician since he joined Avera Medical Group Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2012.  

Dr. Swisher received his B.S. in wildlife biology from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in 2002 and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical School in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2006.  He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Iowa/Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, in Mason City, Iowa, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.  Dr. Swisher completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and is a Board Certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician.

Previously, Dr. Swisher worked at Wright Health System in Belmond, Iowa, as the primary care sports medicine physician in the sports medicine department.  He also served as medical director for the Belmond Medical Center Physical Therapy Department and provided team physician coverage and preparticipation evaluations at numerous high schools and colleges including North Iowa Area High Schools, University of Minnesota, Bethel University, St. Thomas University, Hamline University, and the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

Dr. Swisher provided mass participation coverage as a sports medicine physician at many sporting events, including the Twin Cities Marathon, USA Soccer Cup, Grandma’s Marathon, Stillwater Marathon and Minnesota State High School League Championships.

He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Swisher and his wife, Emmy, are the parents of two children, Grace and Aden, and reside in Mitchell.

Dr. Lucio N. Margallo II, M.D.
Team Physician -- Internal Medicine
Avera Medical Group Internal Medicine Delaney Clinic
(605) 996-5553

Lucio Margallo is a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine at Avera Medical Group Internal Medicine Delaney Clinic in Mitchell, and has been serving as a team physician with DWU and Mitchell High School since 1985. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, in Manila, Philippines, where he received both his undergraduate and Doctor of Medicine degrees. His training in internal medicine was completed at the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Margallo presently functions as an attending physician at Avera Queen of Peace acting as the cardiopulmonary services medical director, chief of staff and vice chairman of the Medicine Committee. He is also a member of the executive committee and board of trustees. Additionally, he serves as the medical director of Avera Brady Rehab and Brady Memorial Home in Mitchell, a clinical associate professor at USD School of Medicine and a medical adviser for Mitchell Technical Institute.

His previous experiences include serving as the Medical Director of Redfield State Hospital and School in South Dakota, and as an emergency room physician at St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell (now Avera Queen of Peace), while completing his internal medicine training.

A former board of trustees member at DWU, Dr. Margallo is actively involved in and a member of numerous local, state, and national organizations and societies.

He and his wife, Claudette, live in Mitchell and have four grown children, Farah, Justine, Christopher and Jonelle.

Dr. Paul R. Miskimins, D.D.S.
Team Dentist
Dental Care Center
(605) 996-1223

Paul Miskimins serves as the team dentist of DWU Athletics in addition to his personal dental practice, the Dental Care Center, in Mitchell. He has been assisting DWU with dental care needs for the past 10 years.

Dr. Miskimins is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and the Center for Advanced Dental Learning. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the South Dakota Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Joseph Krall
Team Optometrist
Krall Optometric
(605) 996-2020

Joe Krall has been providing DWU athletics with optometric services for the last 10 years. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1988. After completing his undergraduate work he entered the Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1992. While at ICO Dr. Krall was the recipient of the CIBA Vision Outstanding Clinician Award.

In 1993, he joined his father and brother in practice at Krall Optometric Clinic and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1999. Dr. Krall is a member of the Mitchell Exchange Club, past president of Pheasant Country and a member of Holy Spirit Parish.

He and his wife, Julie, and daughter, Maria, live in Mitchell and enjoy boating and skiing on Lake Mitchell.
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