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Care team

  • Your care team

    Your expert care team includes a medical oncologist, surgeons, nurse practitioner, nurses, pharmacist and cancer care coordinator.

    This team participates in regular treatment planning conferences to ensure that treatment plans reflect the individual needs of each patient.

    The care team also includes social workers, a chaplain and dietitians who work within District One Hospital.

    Together, the team strives to address your physical, spiritual and emotional needs.

    Providers

    Medical oncologist

    Bhanu Vakkalanka, MD

    Nurse practitioner

    Amy Selly, CNP, AOCNP

    Our nurse practitioner works closely with physicians, surgeons and families to care for individuals with cancer and support them through all stages of treatment. Working closely with our medical oncologist, the nurse practitioner will see you on a regular basis to ensure that potential side effects of treatment are managed. The nurse practitioner will provide holistic care that addresses the needs of your body, mind and spirit. After you have completed treatment, the nurse practitioner will provide you with a survivorship treatment summary.

    Cancer care coordinator

    The cancer care coordinator is an experienced registered nurse who meets with patients and families to provide support and assist in efficiently navigating the medical system, from diagnosis through treatment to follow up. The role of a cancer care coordinator includes:

    • working closely with various doctors' offices to assist with scheduling appointments in a timely manner
    • providing ongoing support and education to patients and caregivers
    • educating patients about available support programs and services in the community
    • follow-up treatment coordination





  • Contact us

    Call 507-332-4721

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