Lisa Shaffer ARNP » Our Team
Oncology Associates at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids (also known as Iowa Cancer Care) is a group of private practice physicians specializing in the care of cancer and blood disorder patients. It includes physicians who have special training in treating cancer and blood disorders. This care could include treatment through chemotherapy, symptoms management, clinical trials, and psychological. We can provide full service with our onsite lab, infusion area, research and pharmacy. We also have access to a dietitian, social worker and chaplain. Other hospital services are available to you in one convenient location.
See Our Cancer Team Below:
Lisa Shaffer, ARNPNurse Practitioner Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology
Lisa Shaffer received her Masters Of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Allen College. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She became an Oncology Certified Nurse in 2002 and has worked as an oncology nurse since 1997.
Collaborative Nurses and Certified
The Collaborative Nurses are your primary contact as far as relaying your questions and concerns to the physicians. Each physician has their own dedicated nurse, who will get to know you, and address your concerns with the physicians. These nurses are oncology certified and bring many years of oncology experience.
The Certified Medical Assistants will take you from the waiting room back to the exam room. They obtain your height, weight, and other vital signs. They also review your medication lists, assist with prescription refills, report to the doctor any immediate concerns as well as assist the physician with in-office procedures.
When you are finished seeing your provider, you will stop by scheduling and book your next appointment. They coordinate scans, referrals to other offices, and your return appointments within our office.