Patient Stories

Haley's Skin Cancer Story

“I noticed something on my back and it wouldn’t go away. A friend told me about Dr. Smith, so I scheduled an appointment. The staff were personable and friendly and said they needed to take a sample to test it. It ended up being skin cancer. Dermatology staff were very…

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…

Brynlee’s Ear, Nose, & Throat Story

Brynlee loves playing on slides and eating chocolate ice cream. Her mom, Alyssa would much rather spend time with her in the park than in the hospital. “When Brynlee turned one year old her symptoms started to affect her,” said Alyssa. “For over a year if it wasn’t her breathing,…

Julie's Unexpected Procedure

“I really didn’t think my ongoing symptoms were because of my gallbladder” said Julie. But when her coworkers encouraged her to go to urgent care, Julie found out it was just that. “In a world of so much information online, we tend to self diagnose and delay seeking out medical…

Talk to Your Heart

Sister Clarice first found out she had hypertension after a visit to the ER in 1999. After a long search she found Dr. Garcia after the Prairie Lakes Cardiology Clinic opened in 2007. Today she shares a message of health awareness and hopes her story will inspire other women to…

Mother. Daughter. Survivor.

Meet Maggie, a cancer survivor with two kids, a supportive fiancée and loving family. On June 13, 2014 she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. During this time she drew hope from staff at the Prairie Lakes Cancer Center and was strong not only for herself, but for her…

Stories from the Heart

On May 8, 2007 Dr. Lunardi performed the first cath lab procedure for Prairie Lakes Cardiology. In ten years our Prairie Lakes Cardiology Program has touched 10,000 hearts. A few of the community members touched by our program came forward to tell their heart story. Let's listen in:     Prairie…

Annual Check-Up Saved Jane's Life

Jane went to her primary physician for an annual physical. "I felt good. The next day I was planning to fly to New York City and I was very excited about it." And as she answered the questions typically asked during a physical, something she thought nothing about, concerned her…

Kathy's Sinus Story

Kathy, a Watertown teacher, had difficulty breathing for several years. Dr. Mancell diagnosed her sinus problem and helped her breathe easy again.   

Daryl's Urine Flow Story

Frequent urination is a frequent irritation. Daryl found a better way to treat his condition with Dr. Lanctin, Urologist.  
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