About Us

” Scioto County Cancer Center is the only center in Portsmouth, Ohio with all board certified staff “


Dr.Prakash Patel, MD

Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Patel is a board certified radiation oncologist who was trained at the University of Maryland and SUNY (State University of NY-Syracuse). He completed his fellowship at Boston University in Boston,MA. He has been practicing radiation oncology at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is very well qualified to use the newest radiation technology.




Linda F. Hempill
Director of Operations
This is the professional who is responsible for all administrative work at the cancer center including billing and patient inquiries regarding care. Linda will also assist patients with radiation oncology billing issues, help to maintain patient’s medical records, and assist with the scheduling of appointments.




Angi Froendhoff, MS DABR
Angi Froendhoff is certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation physics and received a Masters of Science in Physics from the University of Cincinnati in 1990.



Jeremie Pfankuch, RT (T), CMD

Jeremie received his AAS in Radiation Therapy from the University of Cincinnati in 2007. He is registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Radiation Therapy. Jeremie is also certified as Medical Dosimetrist by the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board.





Brandi Miller RT(T)
Brandi received her AAS in Radiation Therapy from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2004. She is also registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in the field of Radiation Therapy.






Cassie Downey
Cassie will take and record patient history and personal information, measure vital signs, help the physician with patient examinations, draw labs for testing and relay any questions or concerns you may have to the physician.  Cassie is a licensed Phlebotomist where she received her certification in Phlebotomy at ACTC in 2015.




Melissa Towler
Nurse Practitioner
Melissa graduated from Ohio University with a BSN, from Cedarville University with an MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is Board Certfied by The American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She has 37 years of experience in Nursing.




Kimberly Nance
Office Personnel
Greets all our patients & their families with a smile.  She will be happy to schedule your appointments, tests, and maintain your medical records.  She is a graduate from Wheelersburg High School & has a Certificate of Completion in Computer Office Specialist Program From Scioto County Career Technical Center.  




Nikki Willoughby
Billing Manager
Nikki will assist patients and their family members with any insurance and billing inquires for both Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.