The Cancer Center at WMMC WMMC’s New Medical Office Building in Partnership with Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Western Missouri Medical Center (Conveniently located in our Medical Office Building) WMMC Features: • New Patient Tower with spacious private rooms; lifts in various rooms for enhanced mobility; patient-friendly nursing staff • Innovative operating rooms and Board Certified Anesthesiologists • Dedicated endoscopy suites • Chemo and infusions available on-site • New and expanded Diagnostic Imaging Department, with a state-of-the-art 3T MRI, 128-Slice CT, and more... Office Number: (660) 262-7321 Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm The Cancer Center at WMMC in Partnership with Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Medical Office Building (Use the Outpatient Entrance) 407 Burkarth Road Warrensburg, MO 64093 (660) 262-7321 WMMC.com Physicians specializing in cancer diagnosis and treatment. A sneak peek into one of WMMC’s innovative, private ICU rooms. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Advanced oncology care closer to home. EXPERTS IN CANCER TREATMENT Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) has teamed up with the region’s quality health care leader Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute (SLCI), to bring area residents a higher level of care. Thanks to our partnership with SLCI, you can receive advanced cancer care closer to home. Patients’ care is coordinated by SLCI’s team of board-certified medical oncologists who are responsible for each patient’s care from the moment of diagnosis and throughout the course of treatment. Medical oncologists work with each patient to: • Explain the cancer diagnosis and stage • Discuss all available treatment options and recommend the best course of treatment • Help manage cancer- or treatment-related pain and side effects to ensure patients experience the best quality of life possible during treatment The medical oncologists, who have expertise in treating a wide range of cancers, work with SLCI’s integrated, multidisciplinary care team which includes radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, and counselors. This team meets weekly to review cases and tailor treatments to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. Should patients need advanced treatment or a level of care not available in Warrensburg, patients will have access to Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute’s services at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit and Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Oncology Team Timothy Pluard, MD Dr. Pluard joined Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute as medical director in August 2013. He previously served as an associate professor of medicine at Washington University and clinical director, section of breast oncology at Siteman Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Pluard is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He graduated from Washington University and received his fellowship training from Harvard Medical School at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He now oversees the day-to-day operations at SLCI. Jacob Smeltzer, MD Dr. Smeltzer is a fellowship trained physician in medical oncology from the Mayo Clinic, recognized as one of the nation’s premier cancer programs. Dr. Smeltzer received his medical degree from Creighton University and completed his residency at Washington University in St. Louis. His primary areas of expertise are general oncology, hematological malignancies (primarily lymphoma and myeloma), and genitourinary cancers, such as prostate, bladder and renal cell. Dr. Smeltzer has participated in numerous research studies on non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His work has been featured in clinical journals and at industry conferences. The Cancer Center at WMMC in Partnership with Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute For more information, please call Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute in partnership with WMMC at (660) 262-7321 or visit WMMC.com.
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