- University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Internship / Residency
- Community Hospitals of Indianapolis, Indiana
- American Board of Family Medicine
Working at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) fulfills Dr. John Schuler’s desire to make patients the No. 1 priority. Schuler is a Continuity of Care Physician, Family Medicine at CTCA® Atlanta. He joined the hospital in August 2013.
“It’s a privilege to be able to work in a patient-centered environment designed for just this purpose,” says Dr. Schuler.
Dr. Schuler earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati in 1989. During his training, he served as a respiratory therapist at Dayton Children’s Medical Center in Ohio, providing respiratory therapy to critical neonatal intensive care patients. He completed his residency at Community Hospitals of Indianapolis in 1992.
After completing his training, Dr. Schuler worked as an emergency room physician in Indianapolis. Later, he was a family practice physician in Peachtree, Georgia. From 1998 to 2013, he ran a private practice in family medicine, emphasizing internal medicine, adolescent medicine, minor surgery and general medicine.
Dr. Schuler has certifications from the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Heart Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the Georgia Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Schuler has a long-held interest in sleep medicine, attending numerous conferences and interpreting research over the past several years.
At CTCA, Dr. Schuler focuses on quality-of-life issues, treating complications of cancer and the side effects of treatment. He helps manage conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, often serving as a primary care provider for patients. He works with patients to develop treatment plans and he provides guidance about avoiding side effects that may arise from chemotherapy and other treatments.
Dr. Schuler takes his time with his patients and their caregivers, which allows his care to be more personal. “We have become an extended family here at CTCA for so many of our patients and their families,” he says.
Dr. Schuler works closely with the entire care team. “Having so many different experts under one roof allows me to obtain a second opinion more easily,” he says. “This allows our patients to receive the care they deserve in a more timely manner.”
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