With the opening of the Lake Oconee office, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) continues to grow and expand its services as the largest private oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast. As part of its commitment to education, GCS will be holding weekly chemotherapy classes beginning on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, in 2006. However there will be one before the year is out, on Monday, December 14, from 2-3 p.m.
Dr. Cheryl Jones will staff the new office, located in the Cowles Clinic, which is now open for patient visits.
“Georgia Cancer Specialists is thrilled to support Dr. Cowles’s mission of bringing premiere physicians and practices to the Lake area,” said Dr. Jones. “We’re excited to offer our state-of-the-art cancer care.”
Dr. Jones is board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. She sees patients with all forms of cancer and blood disorders. Her special interests are breast cancer, women’s health issues, cancer rehabilitation/quality of life, and clinical research.
Dr. Bob Cowles, founder of the Cowles Clinic, said, “We’re pleased to welcome Georgia Cancer Specialists as our oncology practice at Cowles Clinic, and to know it will be a great benefit to the Lake Oconee community.”
Dr. Jones received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society in Dougherty County, Bibb County, and for the State of Georgia. She is currently on the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Middle Georgia and is immediate past-president of the Bibb county Medical Society.
GCS now has 35 physicians and 28 offices throughout Metro Atlanta and North and Central Georgia.
The office is located in the Cowles Clinic at 1000 Cowles Clinic Way, Suite C 200, Greensboro, Georgia, 30642. The phone number is 706-454-0159.
The December 14 class is from 2 – 3 p.m. and will be taught by GCS nurses Cheryl Hunnicutt and Debbie Walker, and GCS nutritionist Lisa Eisele.
Beginning in 2006, Dr. Jones, GCS Wellness Manager Erika Baube, and local physician Dr. Lou Pack will be participating in the classes. The initial 2006 class, on MLK Day, will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will consist of four 30-minute talks. Lunch will be served after the program. Subsequent classes will be held from 2 – 3 p.m.