Cancer Care Team

Cancer Care Team

Cancer care at Prairie Lakes is a team effort. The highly skilled health professionals work together offering patients many levels of expertise in areas such as radiation, chemotherapy, nutrition, education and emotional well-being. Each cancer patient is assured an individualized treatment plan.

Physicians specializing in medical and radiation oncology lead the health care team. Skilled healthcare professionals including a dosimetrist, radiation therapists and certified oncology nurses assist in providing cancer care.

Dr. Bipin Amin specializes in hematology and medical oncology. He is dedicated to the comprehensive care and treatment of patients at the Cancer Center. This includes treatment of solid tumors, as well as malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. Dr. Amin is committed to participating in clinical trials and took part in more than 75 trials prior to joining Prairie Lakes.

Dr. Vijay Rao, Medical Oncologist and Hemotologist, helps to diagnose and treat cancer and blood diseases with advanced treatments, such as infusions, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy available at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Dr. Rao provides high-quaity, personalized care and services.

Dr. Joni Buechler, Radiation Oncologist, provides compassionate cancer care to patients through the utilization of state-of-the-art radiation therapy technology. She works with patients to determine the right course of treatment. Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with surgery and chemotherapy.

Kristina Rieffenberger, Certified Nurse Practitioner, works together with Dr. Amin and Dr. Rao to provide comprehensive hematology and oncology services.