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Medical oncology

The Medical Oncology Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) specializes in diagnosing cancer and delivering treatments such as chemotherapyimmunotherapytargeted therapy and hormone therapy, personalized to your needs. Your medical oncologist will typically serve as the leader of your care team, coordinating treatment options among your care team members.

Our medical oncologists

Asha Karippot - Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Asha Karippot

Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, CTCA Tulsa

Issam Alawin - Medical Oncologist

Issam Alawin

Medical Oncologist, CTCA Tulsa

Theodore Pollock - Director of Medical Oncology, CTCA Tulsa

Theodore Pollock

Director of Medical Oncology and Clinical Research, CTCA Tulsa

Sagun Shrestha - Medical Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Program Director of Medical Oncology Fellowship & Medical Oncologist

Sagun Shrestha

Medical Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Program Director of Medical Oncology Fellowship, CTCA Tulsa

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Developing your treatment plan

With our patient-centered care model, your medical oncologist, clinic team and, if needed, your radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist or other cancer specialists, collaborate with one another on your care plan, informing and involving you throughout the process. You may also meet with clinicians from your extended care team, such as a registered dietitian or oncology rehabilitation therapist, who have the training and experience to help you manage the side effects of cancer and its treatment. Your care manager coordinates the team, seeing that your schedule is manageable and streamlined, answering your medical questions, and following up when necessary.

What to expect:

An individualized approach

Our patient-centered model of care at CTCA® brings a dedicated team of cancer experts together on a regular basis to discuss you, your cancer diagnosis, your treatment plan and your quality of life. Your medical oncologist will communicate regularly with the rest of your care team throughout your treatment. He or she will monitor the progress of your treatment and help proactively manage side effects, like gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue and insomnia, and neuropathy, so you can tolerate treatments, stay active and maintain your quality of life.

For example, prior to administering chemotherapy, your infusion nurses may provide pre-medications (prescribed by your medical oncologist) to decrease nausea and make your symptoms more tolerable. Your dietitian may also provide suggestions for ways to curb nausea.

Tulsa Hospital

Where we are located

CTCA Tulsa

Medical Oncology Department
10109 E. 79th St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
New patients: 855-635-3218 | Existing Patients: (918) 800-CTCA

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