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AdventHealth Ottawa Adds Oncology Services, Expands Orthopedics

AdventHealth Ottawa has added oncology to its list of services and expanded its orthopedic care team to better serve patients in Ottawa and Franklin County.

AdventHealth Cancer Center Ottawa, in collaboration with AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission, now provides comprehensive outpatient cancer care, including chemotherapy and infusions, to bring cancer treatment closer to home. The new Cancer Center is staffed by four medical oncologists from AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission, including Simran Elder, MD, Rakesh Gaur, MD, M. Jameel Kyasa, MD and Abdulraheem Qasem, MD. This is the first time comprehensive cancer care with infusion will be offered in Ottawa, benefitting approximately 75 patients each year who would otherwise have to travel for their care.

The four medical oncologists will rotate to AdventHealth Ottawa on Tuesdays. The Cancer Center is located in the Outpatient Clinic at 1301 S. Main Street in Ottawa. To learn more about the program, visit

“Our team is thrilled to offer our same high-quality care in Kansas City closer to where many of our patients live and work,” said Dr. Elder. “Cancer can take so much from a person, and by bringing our services here we ensure cancer treatment doesn’t include a long, unnecessary commute.”

The medical staff at Orthopedic Care at AdventHealth Ottawa is also growing, with the addition of board-certified orthopedic surgeon Adam Wait, DO. The team treats numerous conditions such as rotator cuff tears, knee repairs, ankles sprains and strains and more with surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitation care options. Dr. Wait is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

Dr. Wait joins fellow board-certified orthopedic surgeons Dale Dalenberg, MD, Kenneth Wertzberger, MD, Shane Alford, PA and Shandon “Andy” Anderson, APRN-C. The orthopedic team is located at the North Entrance of 1301 S. Main Street in Ottawa. To learn more about the program, visit

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to expand our orthopedic and oncology services to the Ottawa community,” said Dallas Purkeypile, CEO for AdventHealth Ottawa. “We’ve already seen how access to these services closer to home has made a difference for our patients needing cancer and orthopedic treatments.”

About AdventHealth Ottawa

AdventHealth Ottawa is a 44‐bed acute care facility that delivers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and surgical health care services across Franklin County and its surrounding areas. AdventHealth Ottawa provides whole-person care for every stage of life and health with a presence in the community lasting more than 80 years. In May 2019 Ransom Memorial Health became AdventHealth Ottawa, joining AdventHealth’s connected system of care comprised of nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care with more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. For more information about AdventHealth, visit

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