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.