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WellConnect - Columbus Regional Health
early detection and innovation

Finding cancer before it advances makes cures possible.

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812-669-1284

Overview

What we want for our patients are fewer interventions and better long-term survival odds, achieved through effective control of the disease. We get that by using today’s best technology and pharmacological advances, delivered with an understanding, human touch. Smart, compassionate people who know what you’re going through and want the very best for you are who you’ll find, ready to help, at the Cancer Center. It all adds up to great cancer care, right here in Columbus.

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A cancer diagnosis is stressful and life changing.

We get it. So, there is no staff member here that isn’t enthusiastically committed to meeting your emotional, educational, and social needs; helping you progress from learning of your diagnosis, to learning about your diagnosis and how we will work together going forward. You’ll know what you need to do to help your cause, and you’ll know that we will help. Every step of the way.

Experienced care makes a difference.

Each year, our Cancer Center performs nearly 12,000 chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments for nearly all forms of cancer. A patient’s care may include a combination of any of the three major treatment types — surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. All of these are provided under one roof and on an outpatient basis, when applicable, to make things as convenient as possible for patients.

Not just surviving, but thriving.

Our cancer rehabilitation team consists of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, registered dieticians, fitness specialists, social workers and psychologists who have all completed the STAR Program® (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Certification Course. This helps us provide patients with well-coordinated rehabilitation efforts.

Our goal is to minimize side effects caused by cancer treatments and to help cancer survivors have the best quality of life possible.

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How We Compare

As specialists in our field, we have long been focused on studying and achieving the best results possible when it comes to cancer care. Treatment at our facility rivals any you might find in a larger metropolitan area, but gives you the advantage of having the people who love and support you close at hand. Staying close to home can also reduce the burden for you that repeated travel can become during a trying time. In short, we’re state-of-the-art and easy to get to.

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Expert cancer care, clost to home.

We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. Approval by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) is given only to facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best cancer diagnoses and treatment. (Only one in four Cancer Centers nationwide receives this recognition.) A comprehensive list of cancer-related services the Commission on Cancer accredits us for can be seen here.

Our Cancer Center team includes board certified radiation and medical oncologists, board certified radiation physicists, certified oncology nurses and certified radiation therapists. These experienced cancer specialists are also supported by a multidisciplinary team that includes nurse navigators, a registered dietician, a full-time oncology pharmacist, and a social worker.

Leading innovation in southern indiana.

We were the first cancer center in Southern Indiana to offer IMRT, an innovative therapy to treat patients needing radiation for cancer treatment. A state-of-the-art Seimens Primus High-Energy Linear Accelerator is used to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). This is ideal for any cancer in close proximity to critical organs, but is most widely used in prostate cancer treatment, as well as head and neck cancers.

Progressive. Comprehensive. Proactive.

The continuous care model we employ means that a single team of doctors and healthcare personnel work with a patient throughout the entire treatment and recovery process.

Free valet parking is available for our patients and visitors when they arrive at the main hospital entrance at 2400 East 17th Street. It’s a small thing we can do to make things a little easier for you.

Throughout a patient’s care here, a registered dietician will provide consultations, assessments, and ongoing education to achieve the nutritional needs of a body that’s fighting cancer.

An activity coordinator on staff sees to it that patients’ lives are enhanced with plenty of rehabilitative activities to choose from at the Cancer Center.

Early detection of cancer significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. On behalf of everyone in this community, The Cancer Center hosts a variety of screening events annually.

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Our Cancer Doctors

Doctor Name Specialties Education Location Gender
Edwin Watkins MD, PhD
Edwin Watkins MD, PhD
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
University of Nebraska College of Medicine The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Rahul Dewan DO
Rahul Dewan DO
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Michael Mak MD
Michael Mak MD
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
Albert Einstein College of Medicine The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male

Ann Logan MD
(317)715-1800
CancerCenter University of Louisville Cancer Care Group
6100 West 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Female
Anita Conte MD
Anita Conte MD
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
University of Zurich Medical School The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Female