A Day in the Life of a Hematologist/Oncologist Physician
Ryan Griffin, MD, is a hematologist and oncologist at Ochsner Health and has a personal connection with cancer care. As someone who had cancer and is a cancer survivor, he has gone through everything his patients are experiencing. Dr. Griffin is able to tell his patients, “I’ve been there and I’ve been through this, and I want you to know that I am on your side, and I will be fighting and working day in and day out to make sure that you get the best care possible.”
Dr. Griffin also discusses Ochsner’s multidisciplinary approach and the team effort that goes into cancer care. He says, “Cancer is a very complicated, complex disease to treat, and not only in the delivery of the care but even in the planning of that care, it is a very multidisciplinary approach.”
“This is a huge team. There are dozens of people here that are working, both on the frontline and behind the scenes, to make sure we provide the best care for patients.”
The newly expanded Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center continues to bring innovations to the fight against cancer, close to home. The addition doubles the size of the Cancer Center, increasing capacity to offer more high-quality cancer services and advanced clinical research making it one of the leading comprehensive destinations for cancer care across a multi-state region.
This new building adds 115,000 square feet over six floors, but the expansion offers more than just extra space. It reinforces Ochsner’s commitment to collaborative, patient-centered care using the latest technology, innovative treatments and a compassionate, holistic approach.
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