Georgia Cancer Specialists Welcomes Dr. Ruth R. Sarmiento

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Ruth Sarmiento, MDGeorgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—continues to grow and expand its services with the addition of Dr. Ruth Sarmiento to its Spivey Station (7823 Spivey Station Blvd., Suite 300, Jonesboro; 770-692-9371) and Camp Creek (3886 Princeton Lakes Way SW, Suite 200, Atlanta; 404-349-7300) locations. Dr. Sarmiento is board certified in oncology, internal medicine, hospice, and palliative medicine.

GCS now has 45 physicians and 31 offices.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Sarmiento has joined the GCS team,” said Dr. J. Bancroft Lesesne, president and interim CEO of GCS. “Her personalized and intentional approach to patient care aligns perfectly with our practice’s mission.” 

Dr. Sarmiento will join Dr. Laura L. Weakland and Dr. Gerald A. Goldklang at the GCS-Camp Creek office.

“I’ve worked for eight years at my own small practice, and I’m looking forward to the resources available at GCS,” Dr. Sarmiento said. “I chose to join GCS because, even though it’s a large practice, the physicians and staff see patients as individuals. That’s something that is very important to the kind of medicine I practice.”

Dr. Sarmiento completed her fellowship at Emory University and her residency at Saint John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI. She received her medical degree from American University School of Medicine in Plymouth, Montserrat. Her areas of special interest are breast and colon cancer.

Dr. Sarmiento is a member of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Oncology Alliance.

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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