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Oncology Care

GRMC’s primary care physicians and surgeons work closely with oncologist, Steven Heddinger, MD, with Medical Oncology of Des Moines. In addition, dermatologist Hobart Walling, MD, from Town Square Dermatology, hosts a clinic in Grinnell for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

Many surgical cancer procedures are performed at GRMC’s surgical center. Patients may also receive pre- and post-surgery infusion therapies at GRMC.

GRMC’s oncology team includes a certified chemotherapy registered nurse in the suite at all times plus:

  • Home Care to help manage treatments and skills at home. 
  • Social services to help with emotional and financial stresses of cancer.
  • Pain management to help relieve discomfort from cancer and its treatments.
  • Hospice care to support and care for terminally ill.