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Grant Regional Health Center is pleased to offer radiation oncology services. Dr. Koneru, radiation oncologist and Janet Laban, nurse practitioner, have joined the medical staff at Grant Regional Health Center to provide pre- and post-treatment options for oncology patients in Grant County.

Dr. Koneru and Janet Laban, APNP, have specialized training in performing radiation treatment for people with cancer. This specialized expertise ensures precision treatment and improved outcomes.

Dr. Koneru and Janet Laban will work closely with patients to diagnose, arrange treatment and provide follow up care with their specific needs in mind. In an effort to improve patient convenience and peace of mind, we are pleased to offer this service close to home.

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves treating cancer with radiation. Doctors who specialize in treating cancer with radiation (radiation oncologists) use radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of cancers.

Radiation therapy uses carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. Radiation causes some cancer cells to die immediately after treatment, but most die because the radiation damages the chromosomes and DNA so that the cells can no longer divide and the tumor can't grow.

Radiation oncologists treat malignant diseases and work closely with medical oncologists, surgeons and other doctors to coordinate the best care for their patients.

Meet the Providers

Dr. Koneru received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at Northwestern University and did further training in stereotactic body radiotherapy at Baylor Medical Center. Dr. Koneru was Co-Medical Director of Radiosurgery at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI. He next became an attending radiation oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, as well as an instructor at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Koneru is the Medical Director of the Wendt Regional Cancer Center. At the Wendt Center, he has developed a robust radiosurgery program and has been active in several national clinical trials. Dr. Koneru is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and has more than 20 publications and presentations in the field of radiation oncology. He has been a speaker for several major medical companies and is co-founder of scrubmonkey.com.

Dr. Koneru has been a strong proponent of integrative oncology for many years. He has training from the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Harvard University and also is President of the Iowa Mind Body Institute in Dubuque.

Janet Laban is a veteran in the healthcare industry having many years of diverse clinical experience. Beginning as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Laban continued to advance herself throughout her 26 years in the field of healthcare. She has most recently achieved her licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.

Laban received her training from Northeast Iowa Technical Institute, University of Phoenix, and Clarke University. Laban's course of learning was traditional, having received most of her higher education as an adult, as well as through lessons learned as she cared for her patients. Her first research paper six years ago was on Integrative Healthcare; a concept not well understood at that time. Over the last several years, Integrated Healthcare has become more understood and accepted by mainstream healthcare providers.

Laban now is the Vice President on the Board of the Iowa Mind Body Institute. Recently, Laban joined the Wendt Regional Cancer Center, has attended the Integrative Medicine Observer Program at MD Anderson, and completed the Radiation Oncology Certificate Program. Currently Laban is enrolled in the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Body & Soul and will complete her studies in December.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a specialist, call:

Grant Regional Health Center

608.723.3249

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