Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS)—a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S.—continues to grow and expand its services with the addition of Kristy McDonald, M.D. Dr. McDonald is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in hematology and medical oncology. She will practice at the GCS Douglasville office (6002 Professional Parkway, Suite 200, Douglasville, GA 30134; 770-942-0457).
“We are happy to welcome such a highly esteemed colleague as Dr. McDonald to the Douglasville office,” said Dr. Al Soltan, president and CEO of GCS. “Her presence in Douglasville offers the community extended access to excellent cancer care.”
Dr. McDonald received her medial degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her residency in internal medicine, as well as her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. While at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. McDonald received honors in surgery, neurology, pediatrics, and medicine. Head, neck, and colon cancers are among her special interests and specialties. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Medical Women’s Association, and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. McDonald is driven by her desire to deliver compassionate care to patients. “When facing a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to trust the physician who will guide your care. What I find most rewarding regarding my work is building relationships with patients and their families. It is important to realize that we are treating a person, not a disease,” Dr. McDonald said.
Prior to her entrance into the medical community, Dr. McDonald studied film at Savannah College of Art and Design. While working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts she received various awards and was nominated for an Emmy for her animation work on the children’s television program, Salsa.
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 150,000 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. GCS physicians were the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS 46 medical oncologists practice in 27 locations in Metro Atlanta, and North and Central Georgia. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer®.