Officials at The Cancer Center at Springfield Clinic have announced plans to offer chemotherapy, infusion services and cancer care to patients in the Litchfield area beginning later this month.
Dr. Preet Singh, a Springfield-based, board certified specialist in Hematology & Oncology, will establish an outpatient and infusion services clinic at the Litchfield Oncology Institute, 1201 E. Union Street. Dr. Singh will utilize space in the medical facility which has been recently remodeled to accommodate the special requirements of an infusion therapy center.
Dr. Singh and a team of oncology-certified nurses will be on site each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Singh will oversee the administration of all chemotherapy and infusions, which will be available during the same hours. Specially-trained staff members offer central line care and maintenance for patients under Dr. Singh’s care.
Any Springfield Clinic patient can receive chemotherapy, immunologic therapy or hormonal therapy at the Litchfield center. Patients desiring the convenience of doctor visits in Litchfield may elect to transfer their cancer care to Dr. Singh, who will welcome them to his medical practice.
Appointments, as well as arrangements for transfer of care, may be made by calling The Cancer Center at Springfield Clinic, Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm at 217.528.7541 or 800.444.7541.
Launch of Springfield Clinic’s service in Litchfield comes on the heels of a new infusion clinic established in Carlinville by Leonard Giannone, MD a veteran cancer treatment specialist. Dr. Giannone offers office visits, chemotherapy and infusion services each Tuesday at Carlinville Area Hospital, 20733 North Broad Street.
In addition to the new centers in Carlinville and Litchfield, Springfield Clinic offers outreach cancer treatment in Jacksonville, Lincoln and Taylorville. Patients at any of these facilities can expect the same high-quality, safe and physician-supervised treatment they would receive at The Cancer Center at Springfield Clinic in Springfield.
The Cancer Center at Springfield Clinic has earned certification from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), which is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality program created by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO). Springfield Clinic was the first oncology practice in downstate Illinois to receive this important certification.