Patient Stories

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…

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…

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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