Patient Stories

Nate's Story of Complex Pain Treatment

Nate Davis graduated from Watertown High School and played college ball. After a complicated knee injury, Nate saw Eric Fjeldheim, Doctor of Physical Therapy and specialist in pain science at Prairie Lakes Rehab. Fjeldheim’s practice follows evidence-based techniques he learned through his additional classes, certification, and Fellowship in Pain Science.…

Bo's Shoulder Rehab Story

Last fall Watertown Arrow Athlete, Bo injured his shoulder. Bo shares his story of recovery. "I had to be out of sports for a while, but I worked with Prairie Lakes Physical Therapy. With their help, I recovered, and was back throwing shot put for track in the spring.” Learn more…

Shaun's Story about Melanoma

Shaun always had a mole on her neck that was light in color. Then people at work started commenting on how they thought it had changed, so Shaun had it checked out by Dr. Smith. That’s when she learned she had melanoma. Dr. Smith helped Shaun determine the right course…

Carol's Experience in Cardiac Rehab

When Carol Pollard started to get short of breath, Dr. Garcia, Prairie Lakes Cardiologist recommended that she go to Prairie Lakes Cardiac Rehab. Carol had a valve replacement and qualified for the program. She continues to go because likes the supportive, safe, and clean environment. The Cardiac Rehab team at…

Mary's Story of Recurring Nasal Polyps

Fifteen years ago, Mary Lauritsen had her third sinus surgery for polyp disease. During sinus surgery polyps are removed and unfortunately for Mary the polyps kept reoccurring, even after her third surgery. The last fifteen years she tried to accept the fact that she’d always feel a bit miserable and tried…

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…
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