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Medical Oncology Services Now Available at Atrium Health Peyton Anderson Cancer Center

Atrium Health Navicent now offers medical, radiation and surgical oncology treatments for central Georgia patients

Atrium Health Peyton Anderson Cancer Center announced Wednesday the addition of medical oncology services, creating a full continuum of care available for central Georgia patients. Medical oncology physicians help patients manage drug, chemotherapy and surgical treatment plans for cancer. Other treatment services include radiation and surgical oncology, which also are available at Atrium Health Navicent.

“In addition to expanding access to cancer care, Atrium Health Navicent is making it easier for patients to get the help they need, whether it be for prevention, diagnosis, treatment or survivorship,” said Atrium Health Navicent Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrice Walker.

Leading the medical oncology practice will be Dr. Katie L.M. McQueen Amaker, who comes to Atrium Health Navicent from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans. Her practice is located inside the Atrium Health Peyton Anderson Cancer Center on First Street in Macon.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Mercer University in Macon, McQueen Amaker attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed a residency with the Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C. She then completed clinical fellowships in combined adult medical oncology and pediatric hematology/oncology at LSU Health New Orleans. McQueen Amaker is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

“Making cancer treatment more convenient will have a tremendous impact for the patients we diagnose and treat at Atrium Health Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, giving them more tools in their fight,” said Atrium Health Peyton Anderson Cancer Center Director Dr. Paul Dale. “With Dr. McQueen Amaker onboard, patients will be able to see their doctor and receive treatment from our state-of-the-art infusion center all under one roof.”

Atrium Health Peyton Anderson Cancer Center offers a range of services ranging from prevention to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer, including skin cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer. Services include an on-site infusion center, cancer screenings, consultation and treatment planning, genetic testing and counseling, clinical research trials and survivorship care.

The Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer with Commendation – Gold Level. The Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Consortium of Breast Centers National Quality Measures for Breast Centers. The Cancer Center is also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

If you or a loved one has concerns about cancer risk factors, available screenings or cancer care, contact Atrium Health Navicent Peyton Anderson Cancer Center at 478-633-3000. To find a doctor, visit www.NavicentHealth.org and click “Find A Doctor.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.