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Lalan Wilfong, M.D.

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Provider Type: Physician

Specialties:
Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

General Summary

Dr. Wilfong is a medical oncologist/hematologist with Texas Oncology, PA.  In addition to patient care, he serves as a physician liaison for value-based care for McKesson Specialty Health.

Education

In 2003, Dr. Wilfong completed a fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in hematology and medical oncology. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas in 2000. He earned his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas in 1997. He earned a B.S. degree in mathematics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1993.

Research Interest

Dr. Wilfong’s current research interest focuses on aligning quality patient care and value in a community setting.  He is the physician leader for alternative payment models for Texas Oncology including the Oncology Care Model. Other areas of focus include improving patient and physician communications, enhancing end of life care, integrating pathways into clinical practice, and improving patient satisfaction.

Other Information

Dr. Wilfong is married with two children.

Why a patient should choose treatment at your practice?

We provide leading edge science with compassion.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

Explore patient specific goals and values and align the care I provide with the treatment that best fulfills their needs.

Accolades & Memberships

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, Community Oncology Alliance, and the Texas Medical Association. He co-chairs the Value Based Physician Champion task force for The US Oncology Network. He also serves on the US Oncology Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee as well as chairs the Pathways Task Force. He volunteers on the ASCO quality measures task force and the ASCO guidelines committee.  Additionally, he co-chairs the Payer Reform Committee for the Community Oncology Alliance. He has been honored to receive various teaching and community service awards.

Community Service

Dr. Wilfong serves a board member of the Cancer Support Community.

Why did you become a doctor?

I found the personal connection with patients and the science of medicine fulfilling.