Volume 08, Issue 01, Summer 2018



Why I Joined Texas Oncology

"I was drawn to the practice in 1995 because it was a very progressive group, offering the highest-quality cancer care, but in an outpatient setting, which was relatively new at the time. Since then, Texas Oncology has continued to evolve and grow. As the healthcare industry has faced changes, Texas Oncology has remained at the forefront as a thought leader. But most importantly, Texas Oncology benefits the patient first and foremost.

Our Promise means every employee – from receptionist, to nurse, to physician – collaborates to focus solely on the patient. We collectively maintain a high standard of quality care that makes us perform smarter and better.

Our team looks beyond the medical aspects of care. Because we are community based, we acknowledge other impacts such as finances, convenience of care, and family dynamics. We take these things into consideration and work to be as efficient and supportive as possible.”
Vivek Kavadi, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist,
Texas Oncology–Deke Slayton Cancer Center and Sugar Land
Our physicians are amazing with our patients and their families. They are at the top of their game when it comes to new therapies and research trials. I have worked at this facility for the past 20 years and I could not imagine working anywhere else. Our entire staff is exceptional in all that they do for Texas Oncology, our patients, and each other. We are more than a team, we are family.” Laura Schmidt, RN, OCN, and her patient Marliss Williams
Oncology Nurse,
Texas Oncology–Waco
Starting as a receptionist and now serving as business office supervisor, I’m proud to grow my career at Texas Oncology. My colleagues and I treat each other with mutual respect and consideration. Intentionally focusing the entire organization on delivering Our Promise will have a positive impact on our ability to consistently provide the best patient care possible.” Lily Blackard Business
Office Supervisor,
Texas Oncology–Austin Central