Laura Farrington, DO
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"A patient is not just a disease. We are not just treating cancer. We are treating a person and using every tool possible to improve length and quality of life."
- Laura C. Farrington, DO
Osteopathic Medical Degree
- Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine – Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
- American Medical Student Association’s end of life care fellowship – Chicago, IL
Practicing Since: 2013
Laura C. Farrington, DO, is a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. After spending most of her childhood caring for relatives with cancer, she believes she was born to be an oncologist.
“I like building strong relationships with my patients. I also like knowing that I can treat my patients, and improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Farrington.
As a medical oncologist at CTCA, Dr. Farrington believes in patient empowered care. “To me, patient empowered care means choices. A physician should not just tell a patient what to do, but help the patient decide which path is best for them,” says Dr. Farrington.
Her role as a medical oncologist allows her to form positive relationships with her patients.
“Part of what a physician does is help the patient understand a disease and its treatment. Another aspect of what a physician needs to do is to understand what is important to each individual patient, in order to cater recommendations to their specific needs,” says Dr. Farrington.
Dr. Farrington is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Women’s Association, American Osteopathic Association and American College of Physicians.
Dr. Farrington believes that the whole-person approach to treating cancer is what makes CTCA different than other hospitals.
“A patient is not just a disease. We are not just treating cancer. We are treating a person and using every tool possible to improve length and quality of life,” says Dr. Farrington.
In her spare time, Dr. Farrington enjoys spending time with her young children. She also likes being active and playing sports.