Oncology/Hematology Services

The Department of Medical Oncology is located at the Kirkland Cancer Center. Patients who have an upcoming appointment are encouraged to call 731-541-9561 to verify where they should go for their appointment.

Oncology/Hematology Services

The following services are available to oncology inpatients and outpatients 24-hours-a-day:

  • Hydration
  • Pain and other symptoms management
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Blood transfusions
  • Antibiotic therapy

Our Medical Oncology Team

The Medical Oncology Department began over 25 years ago and the healthcare team provides over 250 years of experience in caring for patients with various types of cancer in all stages of the disease. 

Team members work closely with the hospital's active medical oncologists/hematologists:

  • Dr. Dwight Kaufman
  • Dr. Joseph Fouche'
  • Dr. Gregory Franz
  • Dr. Shuang Fu
  • Dr. Archie Wright
  • Dr. Brian Walker

Also collaborating with physicians and nurses are the department's case manager, cancer research nurse liaison, pharmacist, dietitian, social worker, as well as pastoral care staff and volunteers.

Support Group

Support groups are ongoing for various types of cancer. For additional information call 731-541-6388.

Foundation Fund

The Kirkland Cancer Center Foundation Fund provides medication, nutritional supplements, and transportation to and from cancer treatments for patients lacking sufficient financial resources to cover these basic needs. For additional information, contact The Foundation by e-mail at wthfoundation.org  at 731-984-2140.

Other Resources

Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusion Clinic

731-541-5481 Outpatient chemotherapy, infusions, and injections
Medical Center Medical Products 731-664-4305 Breast prostheses, turbans, and nutritional supplements
Sports Plus Rehab Centers 731-421-6950 Treatment of lymphedema

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.