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Patient Stories

Working Together to Help Brian Hear

Brian’s hearing was first tested when he was born, and after months of doctors’ visits, his mother Makenzie learned that he was deaf on his left side. “Not enough families know of the importance of testing their children's hearing, especially special needs children like mine,” said Makenzie. Brian has an…

Kevin's Knee Replacement Story

Ten years ago Kevin had his right knee replaced. Fast forward to 2020, and he knew it was time to have his left knee replaced too. “It was ten years later, so I figured the technology and everything would be better. Ten years ago it took me an entire year…

Joy's Story of Recovery

“We didn’t know if I was having a stroke or what was happening.” This is a frightening situation for anyone, and was the case for Joy early summer 2020. “I couldn’t stand or sit straight. I kept vomiting and had a headache,” said Joy. Joy and her wife live near…

Lloyd's Colon Cancer Story

In 1979 Lloyd Christians started his own company Lloyd’s Heating while raising his family in Watertown.  Now days he’s thriving at Edgewood as the President of the Membership Council, he organizes activities like card games and writes a weekly newsletter. He loves his family and being creative while woodworking, painting,…

Mary, Ten Years After Treatment

Ten years ago, Mary finished treatment for colon cancer at Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Compassionate care close to home enabled her to maintain some normalcy with work and family through her six months of treatment. She remains appreciative of her family for their support and is grateful she was able…

Todd's Acid Reflux Story

“I battled stomach issues and reflux for around 10 years,” said Todd. “It was kind of a progressive issue. I saw Dr. Greg Gerrish for some help and the visit was proactive because of my condition. Within a few weeks we had a scope and further testing to determine my…

Sara's Acid Reflux Story

"For years my cough, wheezing, and sore throat disrupted my daily life," said Sara. "My Ear, Nose, and Throat physician (Dr. Dorrity) referred me to Dr. Schaeffer after an evaluation." "Dr. Schaeffer took the time to listen and answered my questions through the entire diagnosis and treatment process. My husband…

Chuck's Recovery Story

Our rehab team is here for orthopaedic patients like Chuck. Helping them become healthier, happier, stronger. Physical therapists develop individualized exercise programs, which helps patients achieve the quickest optimum functional level. Physical therapy services focus on improving gross motor skills; such as walking, joint motion, strength, and transfer skills.  …

Jennika's Sports Medicine Story

“Going to rehab is not something you want to do, but the physical therapists at Prairie Lakes make it fun,” said Jennika. “My parents and I are glad my meniscus tear was repaired right here in Watertown by Dr. Johnston (with Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics) and that sports medicine therapy is…

Randy's Sinus Story

Randy and his wife live in Watertown and enjoy golfing together. A short time ago, breathing problems were affecting Randy’s life and over-the-counter products were not helping him breathe easier and get restful sleep. He heard about Dr. Mancell with Prairie Lakes Ear, Nose, & Throat and, after a clinic…
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