Board-certified oncologists, Dr. Mark Westberg and Dr. Robert Behrens, coordinate chemotherapy treatment. St. Anthony’s staff of oncology certified nurses administer each treatment and become familiar, caring faces to each of our patients. Your physician will make a referral should you need chemotherapy. The oncologists are available in the clinic three days each week. For more information about chemotherapy, or infusion therapy services, call 712-794-5502.

Mark Westberg, M.D.  Robert Behrens, M.D.
Mark Westberg, M.D.  Robert Behrens, M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Infusion Therapy Nursing Staff:
(From Left) Julie Pietig, RN, OCN, Sheila Higgins, RN, OCN;  Stefani Yetmar, RN, OCN; Sara Hocker, RN, OCN; Jane Hackfort, RN, OCN;  Claudia Halbur, RN, OCN; Cheri Theulen, RN, OCN

St. Anthony has provided chemotherapy services to cancer patients since 1994 and currently administers over 125 chemotherapy treatments every month. In addition to chemotherapy, the infusion therapy department provides outpatient IV infusion therapy such as IV drugs to prevent bone loss, IV drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, Chrohn's Disease, and multiple sclerosis patients, blood product transfusions, injections of Procrit, Neulasta, and Neupogen, Aranesp, and other outpatient services. St. Anthony is proud of having an experienced infusion therapy staff with a collective total of over 150 years of nursing experience.

Currently, the infusion therapy nurses work with Dr. Mark Westberg and Dr. Robert Behrens, both board-certified oncologists. Dr. Westberg and Dr. Behrens come from Des Moines to hold clinics at St. Anthony three days each week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The infusion therapy staff also works closely with other oncology groups and family physicians to provide chemotherapy treatment located close to home for the convenience of both the patient and his/her family.

The Outpatient Chemo/IV Infusion Center is currently located on the 1st floor level of St. Anthony, with parking available on the south side of the hospital. The Chemo/IV Infusion Center is conveniently located across from the radiation oncology area on first floor. “Our experienced and friendly staff are here for you, with a goal of guiding you and your loved ones through your cancer journey and helping you cope with what lies ahead.” Cheri Theulen, RN, OCN