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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Theodore Pollock, DO, FACOI

Director of Medical Oncology & Medical Staff Secretary

CTCA Tulsa

"My personal goal is to stand by my patients and guide them through what is probably one of the scariest times they have ever experienced. I want to be their advocate."

- Theodore Pollock, DO, FACOI

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
202 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Osteopathic medical degree

  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Internship / Residency

  • Internal Medicine - Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH

Certification(s)

  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists

Fellowship(s)

  • Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Practicing since: 1978

Director of Medical Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Dr. Theodore Pollock brings over 30 years of oncology experience to people fighting cancer at CTCA®. He treats a number of malignancies, with a particular focus on lung cancer.

Dr. Pollock is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI). Before attending medical school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1973, Dr. Pollock earned an osteopathic medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He then completed an internship and residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. While there, Dr. Pollock was also a clinical instructor of medicine at Cornell Medical College.

After his fellowship, Dr. Pollock returned to Columbus, Ohio, where he spent years providing care to cancer patients in a private practice setting. He also held several appointments at Doctors Hospital. He served as Chief of the Department of Medicine’s Section of Clinical Oncology, Medical Director of Breast Health Services, Chairman of the Tumor Board and the Medical Resident Training Program, and Senior Attending Physician of the Department of Medicine’s Section of Oncology.

In addition, Dr. Pollock served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees and Clinical Research Committee Chairman for the Columbus Community Oncology Program in Columbus, Ohio. He has also published numerous research papers on topics involving colorectal, bladder, gastric, pancreatic and head and neck cancers.

In July 2008, Dr. Pollock joined the Medical Oncology Department at CTCA in Tulsa. Dr. Pollock says he is impressed with the staff’s team spirit. “CTCA really does have a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of malignancies,” he says. Dr. Pollock, who also serves as the hospital’s Medical Staff Secretary, says he also values the shared commitment of CTCA clinicians to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to people fighting cancer. “Patients at CTCA are empowered and play an integral part in the decision making for their care,” he says.

Dr. Pollock is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/26/2018
Great doctor. Always took time to explain and discuss every fact of my cancer. Truly dedicated to his patients.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/14/2018
Dr. Pollock told us what to expect and was very honest about the difficult time it would be for me/us. My treatment was in [...].

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/13/2018
Doctor Pollock is a fantastic oncologist. Explained everything right down to the smallest detail. In my opinion he is the best

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/25/2018
Very understanding. Great care. Would recommend them to everyone.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/19/2018
*Dr. Pollock is great! *[...].

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/17/2018
*Doctor Povock is the man! He can NEVER retire!

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/2/2018
very knowledgeable ,quick to the point, very understanding, easy to understand, very pleasant. I would highly recommend this oncologist

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/25/2018
I am so grateful that *Dr. Pollock is my oncologist. He addresses and is concerned about anything that might be going on. *Dr. Pollock genuinely cares. This makes me at ease and I trust that he will make the necessary decisions, and if needed, he will go the extra mile for his patients.

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/22/2018
like him very much feel very good about our decision to come there.

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/19/2018
Dr. Pollock is the best.

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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