- MHS – Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
- BA, Psychology – Emory University, Atlanta
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association
- Basic Life Support – American Heart Association
Felicia Slaton is devoted to improving patients’ quality of life as she joins them on their journey with cancer. Slaton has been a physician assistant caring for cancer patients since 2005, working in subspecialties of medical oncology, gynecological oncology and surgical oncology.
“I feel it is an honor to be a part of a patient’s healing process and to help patients celebrate hope, healing and life,” says Slaton, who is a Surgical Oncology Physician Assistant at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta.
“My experience as an oncology physician assistant has been very challenging, yet rewarding,” says Slaton. “It has shown me how to educate and offer each patient hope, healing and compassion by using a holistic approach to treat the whole patient and their families.”
Slaton joined CTCA® in January 2013. Between 2005 and 2012, she worked as a physician assistant for medical practices in Georgia. Her clinical experience dates to 1998, when she was a medical assistant for four years before completing her Physician Assistant Certificate
Slaton studied to become a physician assistant through Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, earning her Master of Health Science and Physician Assistant Certificate of Completion in 2004. She had several clinical rotations during her two-year program, working in hospitals and medical practices in North Carolina.
In 1998, Slaton received her certification as a nursing assistant though Dekalb Technical Institute in Clarkston, Georgia. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta that year.
Slaton is licensed by the State of Georgia and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. The American Heart Association also has certified Slaton in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.
At CTCA, Slaton’s overall goal for patients is to give them hope, to encourage them, and to educate and empower them. Patients are challenged physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually as they battle cancer, she says.
Slaton’s approach is to listen to her patients and address their concerns herself or by making referrals to other clinicians. Overall, she helps patients maintain their quality of life during their treatment.
“I look at each patient like a family member,” Slaton says. “As the provider, it is my position to listen to patients’ concerns without bias, assess their clinical condition and develop a treatment regimen with a holistic approach.”
Slaton is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology.
A native of Georgia, Slaton is active in the community promoting cancer prevention and awareness. Outside of work, she loves to travel, garden, cook, and spend time with family and friends.
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