Cancer patients receive advanced oncology treatments in the comfort of beautiful surroundings and a tranquil atmosphere at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Located in Watertown, local patients have the convenience of receiving treatment closer to home and more time with family and friends.
Prairie Lakes Cancer Center is committed to providing patients with innovative treatments and caring support. We come together for courageous fighters who inspire us daily. Our approach to healing is holistic and interdisciplinary. The cancer team includes:
- Medical Oncologist/Hematologists Dr. Amin and Dr. Rao (chemotherapy and infusion treatment physicians)
- Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Brindle
- Nurse Practitioner, Kristina Rieffenberger
- Oncology certified nurses
- Radiation dosimetrist and therapists
- Laboratory technicians
- Registered dietitians
- Oncology social workers
Services available to patients include support services. Social workers provide ongoing emotional support and assists patients in finding financial resources and making referrals to community programs. Technology at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center includes advanced radiation therapy, chemotherapy, mobile PET scanning, and clinical trials.
The Tumor Registry is an integral part of the cancer program. Prairie Lakes is one of six hospitals in South Dakota with an active tumor registry. The tumor registrar tracks patient data that is recorded into a national database and used for research and studies.