Mayo oncologist joins Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital
“So much progress is being made in treatment that’s much more directed to cancer cells with much less collateral damage,” says Dr. Kratz. “Our ability to personalize care by analyzing the actual cancer cells and treatments that might affect them has made it possible to highly personalize the treatment for each individual patient.”
Dr. Kratz joins Northfield Hospital & Clinics through a partnership with the Mayo Clinic. She sees patients at the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital.
With over 30 years of experience, her expertise in oncology and hematology is a welcome addition to locally based care. Dr. Kratz has a special interest in lung cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of the head and neck.
Above all, her interest is treating the whole patient. “I believe in personalizing care,” Dr. Kratz says. “It’s very important to figure out what the patient really needs and wants – what their goals are, especially for quality of life.”
Dr. Kratz works with patients and their families to make treatment decisions. “Patients have said I really take care of the whole person and not just the cancer problem they’re having,” she adds.
Dr. Kratz earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, with residencies and fellowships at Duke University in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology/Hematology and Radiation Oncology. She is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.
To make an appointment with Dr. Kratz, call the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at 507-646-6979.
About the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital
The Cancer Care & Infusion Center provides advanced cancer care services in a comfortable, soothing setting. Patients receive care close to home (saving time and expense of traveling for treatment).
Patients say the center at Northfield Hospital makes their lives easier, and keeps them close to family and friends.
A Cancer Care Navigator is available to help patients navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Cancer Care Navigator is an RN and helps educate patients; triage symptoms; schedule appointments; navigate the insurance system; assist with paperwork.
About Northfield Hospital & Clinics
Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an independent, integrated health care organization providing a wide range of healthcare services to patients throughout the Twin Cities south metro and southern Minnesota. We combine advanced technology with personalized, patient-centered care to provide excellent service in primary and specialty healthcare.
Northfield Hospital & Clinics has a 100+ year history of serving the healthcare needs of local communities. Our regional approach is designed to provide primary and specialty care services to all residents throughout the region.
Northfield Hospital is a regional medical destination that provides state-of-the-art care in a tranquil environment that’s easy to reach, easy to navigate, and always welcoming.
Clinics include four primary and specialty care clinics in Lonsdale, Northfield, Farmington and Lakeville. Specialty clinics include the Women’s Health Center, Cancer Care & Infusion Center, Breast Care Center, Sleep Center, Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, Northfield Eye Physicians & Surgeons, and the Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation in Northfield and Lakeville. For more information, visit www.northfieldhospital.org.