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Chemotherapy & Infusion

Chemotherapy, blood transfusions, intravenous medications, therapeutic phlebotomy and medication injections

Chemotherapy in Salida, Colorado.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Infusion Department is located next to the café in the hospital.

Our medical oncologists, Agnes Charles, M.D., Wendy Oatis, M.D., and physician assistant, CJ Johnson, PA-C, are passionate about the impact of healthy lifestyle choices on the prevention, recovery and prognosis of cancer.

Dr. Charles is board certified in internal medicine and has over 25 years of experience working with patients with diverse oncology and hematology conditions.

Dr. Oatis is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology and has also published in the field.

CJ Johnson, physician assistant, has specialized in working with oncology patients since 2001.


Below is a list of some (but not limited to) medications we administer through our Infusion department.

  • Iron infusions
  • Prolia
  • Vyapti
  • IVIG
  • Ocrevus
  • Remicade
  • Epogen
  • IV antibiotics
  • Tysabri
  • Xolair

Phone: (719) 530-2291
To schedule an appointment: (719) 530-2396
Fax: (719) 530-2408

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy, or "chemo," is the use of strong drugs to treat cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, chemotherapy was first used to treat cancer in the 1950s and more than 100 chemo drugs are now in use. Your doctor will determine which chemo drugs to give you based on the type of cancer and how far it has spread in your body (the stage).

Thankfully, chemo has come a long way since its initial introduction into the medical field. The side effects are much more manageable now, and patients can enjoy a better quality of life while under treatment. The medical professionals at HRRMC take every measure possible to mitigate side effects in our patients.