Iowa Cancer Specialists is happy to welcome Dr. Linda Jager to our team!
Dr. Jager is a graduate of the Indiana School of Medicine. Her diverse medical background in family medicine, wound care, emergency room care, pathology, functional and palliative care is an asset at Iowa Cancer Specialists.
At ICS, Dr. Jager will primarily be working with our patients who need palliative/supportive care. Dr. Jager knows this field well as she formerly was the Palliative Care Director for Genesis Family Medical Center. Palliative care is for patients who have a chronic illness and to help them manage their pain, symptoms, as well as help improve their quality of life. Palliative care also helps with advanced care planning and supports patients and families as they face a life changing disease.
Dr. Jager will also use her experience in functional medicine with her patients at ICS. Functional care is an individualized, science-based approach that addresses the root cause of disease. It leverages the patient’s genetics, lifestyle, and biochemical components to personalize treatment plans including lifestyle modifications, stress reduction, and dietary changes to promote optimal wellness. According to Dr. Jager “watching the body heal is phenomenal.”
In addition, Dr. Jager intends to utilize her skills as a medical educator derived from teaching at Mary Crest College and St. Ambrose University while working with her patients at ICS. She states that education and teaching is her passion and it is important to her that “patients be heard, and that the truth be spoken. ”
Dr. Jager is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Louisiana and Indiana before settling in the Quad City Area. She has three children, a daughter and two sons, and enjoys gardening, and playing tennis. She also loves hiking and spending time in the woods. A woman of faith, one of her core beliefs is that “you should live to use the gifts God has given you to serve others.”
Dr. Jager is enthusiastic to live out this belief while serving her patients at Iowa Cancer Specialists.