Lake Regional Health System welcomes Katrina Lock, FNP-BC, WCC, to Lake Regional Cancer Center. She will work closely with Oncologist and Hematologist Shahid Waheed, M.D., FACP, to provide care to patients with cancer.
“At Lake Regional Cancer Center, we provide innovative, state-of-the-art care,” said TJ Sweet, Lake Regional Cancer Center director. “Katrina brings great compassion, knowledge and skill, and we are excited to welcome her to our team and connect her with our patients.”
Lock has extensive leadership experience in health care, from serving as a charge nurse at a Level 1 pediatric trauma center to serving as chair of the nursing program at a community college. Early role models drew her to health care.
“I grew up with several friends whose mothers were nurses, and I always thought they were the most amazing and intelligent women,” she said. “I wanted to be just like them.”
Caring for cancer patients is a special honor, she said.
“It’s amazing how you develop a strong relationship with patients and their families based on a deep trust in a very short time,” she said. “I like to get to know what their life is like outside their diagnosis so that we can determine together a plan of care that works with their lifestyle.”
Originally from Belton, Missouri, Lock earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a post-master’s certificate as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. She has 32 years of health care experience, having started on an ambulance at age 18. She most recently served as a hospitalist and the emergency nurse practitioner director at Community Hospital – Fairfax in Fairfax, Missouri.
Lock and her husband, Richard, live in Sunrise Beach. He is a retired police officer, and their son, Tyler, serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. She enjoys traveling to beaches and boating, especially on a starry night.
Lake Regional Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art therapies to find and treat cancer. Services include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, social work, nutrition counseling and palliative care. Lake Regional Cancer Center treats many types of cancer, including bladder, breast, colon, lung, lymphoma and prostate cancers. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com/CancerCare.