Georgia Cancer Specialists Office in Cumming Gains Second Physician

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Dr. Nishan Fernando Welcomes Fellow GCS Physician Dr. Jorge Leguizamo to the GCS-Cumming Location

Jorge Leguizamo, MDBeginning Tuesday, May 3, Georgia Cancer Specialists – a Top 10 practice in the U.S. – will have two physicians practicing from the GCS-Cumming (1505 Northside Blvd., Suite 4300; 770-205-1331) office. Current GCS-Cumming physician Dr. Nishan H. Fernando will be joined by Dr. Jorge P. Leguizamo

Dr. Leguizamo will now practice at the GCS-Cumming and GCS-Gwinnett (698 Duluth Hwy., Suite 201, Lawrenceville; 770-822-0788) locations.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Leguizamo to the Cumming office, and we certainly need his help thanks the increase in patient volume we’ve been seeing,” Dr. Fernando said. 

The Cumming office moved to its current home in early February of 2011 and have more than three times the amount of space than they did in their previous clinic. The office move, coupled with the addition of Dr. Leguizamo to the Cumming staff, will help to better serve the growing Forsyth and North Fulton region.

“I look forward to joining the wonderful team at the Cumming office,” said Dr. Leguizamo. “It’s exciting to have a need for another physician in the Forsyth community, and I’m proud to offer care to this area.”

Dr. Leguizamo’s special interests are clinical trails, hematological malignancies, and breast cancer, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

In addition to the GCS-Cumming location, Dr. Fernando also offers comprehensive cancer care at the GCS-Alpharetta (3330 Preston Ridge Road, Suite 110; 678-566-6995) office. His areas of special interest include gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreatic, and esophageal), lung cancer, and lymphoma.

Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice supports more than 200,000 patient visits each year. GCS offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 31 offices, 45 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at GCS is The Cancer Answer.

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