NEW PRAGUE, Minn. — As cancer care needs continue to grow in the New Prague area, Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague has expanded oncology services to four days a week. Sarah Kratz, M.D., Oncology, joined the local practice in April and will see patients Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague offers medical oncology Tuesday-Friday and infusion therapy Monday-Friday.
“This is a calling for me — it’s more than a job or career,” says Dr. Kratz in reference to her work caring for cancer patients. “My patients are amazing, and it’s a privilege to take care of them and help them cope when facing a serious illness.”
Most recently, Dr. Kratz worked for nine years at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona providing general cancer care and also teaching. Her transition to Mayo Clinic came naturally.
“I’m really all about the patient and the philosophy of patient-centered care,” says Dr. Kratz. “I feel like Mayo Clinic walks the walk.”
Dr. Kratz received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She went on for her post-graduate medical oncology training and fellowship, as well as a radiation oncology residency and fellowship, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Kratz has a great deal of experience in academic and medical research, and she even took graduate classes in psychology, adding to her well-rounded, versatile medical knowledge. Her foundation in education carries over to her enjoying and focusing on teaching her patients. “An educated patient makes a better patient,” she adds.
“Adding Dr. Kratz to our Oncology team allows patients in the New Prague area and south metro to get expert cancer care closer to home,” says Marty Herrmann, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague medical director. “We’re excited to have her compassion, insight and skills available to the communities we serve.”
Call 952-758-9355 to schedule an appointment.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.