Oklahoma City Cancer Specialist Joins Mercy Clinic

August 7, 2012

Dr. Chris Thompson,

Mercy Clinic Hematology and Oncology

OKLAHOMA CITY – Chris Thompson, M.D., has joined Mercy Clinic to practice hematology and oncology at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City.

“I work hard to provide timely and individualized care to patients with cancer and diseases of the blood,” said Thompson. “Mercy’s Cancer Resource Center and devoted group of providers and staff provide an excellent foundation for incorporating an integrated approach to care where the patient truly does come first.”

Thompson says he believes no decision about treatments for an illness should be made without ensuring the patient and his or her family fully understands the problem, the available treatment options, and the journey the treatment will take them on.

“Chris is patient and compassionate and brings a fresh outlook to oncology and hematology, having recently completed his fellowship” said Tracy Higgs, executive director of oncology services. “He’s passionate about patient care and research, which makes him a nice addition to our oncology team.”

Thompson, an Oklahoma City native, received his bachelor’s degree and his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Oklahoma, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine. He completed his fellowship at the University of Colorado, where he worked in the department of medical oncology.

Learn more about Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City's Cancer Care and Central Oklahoma's largest oncology group.

About Mercy Clinic: Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 1,700 medical providers across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, Mercy Clinic is nearly 300 providers and 64 clinics statewide. With access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other, Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more information, visit www.mymercy.net.

About Mercy: Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,600 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.


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