Welcome to my website!
My mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality cancer and blood disorder treatment in a caring manner.
Thank you kindly for placing your trust in me to provide your hematologic and oncologic care over the last many years as one of the providers with Mission Cancer + Blood. It has been an honor to know each and everyone of you, as well as your family members and friends. After much thought and consideration, I decided to semi-retire as of December 15, 2021.
While full-time at Mission Cancer + Blood, I was honored to have an excellent team composed of the gifted and patient centered individuals at the left.
Amber Rider, RN, OCN (center) has taken a position with Natera, a cutting edge genetic testing company.
Christy Newkirk (far right) has joined Dr. Josh Lukenbill's team as their scheduler.
Until recently, I have been a lifelong Iowan, but I have now relocated to Western North Carolina (WNC). I am not too far from a National Historic Site.
My goal is still to improve and maintain your overall health, and to empower you with an understanding of your condition and treatment plan. I am honored to have received several awards including the Patient’s Choice Award, the Most Compassionate Doctor and the On Time + Promptness Award from kind patient reviews. You may find some reviews at healthgrades.com.
In Des Moines, I am honored to work as part of a group of caring, talented physicians and ancillary staff known as Mission Cancer + Blood (formerly Medical Oncology and Hematology Associates or MOHA) who are dedicated to the treatment of individuals with cancer and blood disorders.
You may visit the Mission Cancer + Blood website through the following link: MissionCancer.
I provide care for patients with cancer using treatments such as immunotherapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. I also coordinate care between other specialists to ensure the best outcomes.
In addition, I also take care of individuals with blood cancers, bone marrow disorders and benign blood disorders.