At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, physician assistants work with doctors in various departments, including medical oncology, surgical oncology, intake, radiation oncology and other departments, to help provide personalized, comprehensive cancer care. They work with doctors and clinicians to provide advanced technologies and treatments, combined with evidence-informed supportive care, to help you fight cancer while maintaining your quality of life.
Physician assistants are licensed health care professionals who diagnose and treat illness and disease. They may also prescribe medication for patients. Physician assistants are required to have an advanced education and extensive training in a medical setting to prepare them to work under the supervision of a doctor. The physician assistants at our state-of-the-art cancer hospital in Oklahoma work with doctors and clinicians on the patient’s care team. The physician assistants at our Tulsa hospital provide compassionate care to our patients.
At Southwestern, physician assistants, working under the supervision of our doctors, and with our clinicians, in one Oklahoma location, communicate—coordinating treatments and providing integrative cancer treatments. This collaborative approach puts you at the center of your treatment, so you and your family can focus on healing. The physician assistants help provide individualized treatment plans that combine advanced treatments with supportive care therapies designed to manage cancer-related side effects. These supportive therapies may include nutrition therapy, mind-body medicine, spiritual support and/or chiropractic care. Our Tulsa cancer center uses a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to care, designed to empower patients and their families with the knowledge and tools to be actively involved in the treatment decision-making process.