Parker County Today May 2017 - Page 39

Who is going to fill our medical shoes? “There is nothing more important to me as a physician than your cancer treatment. I’ve been in practice for nearly two decades and have had the privilege of telling many patients that there is life beyond cancer. As president of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, I want to lead by example, practicing a firm belief that all patients should receive the finest medical care available, with the same concern and compassion as a cherished member of the family.” Ray Page, D.O., Ph.D. President and Medical Oncologist The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders To learn more about cancer care issues or to consult with a physician about a cancer diagnosis, contact us at 817.596.0637. Support services provided by: Schedule appointments by calling 817-596-0637 or online at www.thecentertx.com At the end of April, I gave a presentation at the Community Oncology Alliance National Conference in Washington, D.C. on “Leadership Development and Succession Planning”. It was somewhat unsettling to think that, in essence, I was teaching them the methods and processes to essentially re- place myself! Today the average medical oncologist/hematologist goes through 15 years of education and training after leaving high school. Many of them even ac [][]HY][ۘ[Y[YYܙY\ˈ[]\ۛHY\[HYX\وZ[[]^H\]H]H]HXX[H\HXH[^B]H8''K\XX[ZHٙ\[ۘ[]]\۝[X[HܚY۝[Z[YYX[YX][ۈ[Z[[܈Z\[\H\Y\[[HZ\[[ۛYH[œ[XZ[Y\ܛZ[]HوZ\[YKۘHH\XX[[\XXK][\[HZ\[\L LMHYX\XXZ\[YK]Z\]ۙX^KBZ^HZ\XX[[[[XX[^\\KYX][ۘ[[\X\X[Y[[YZ[\]]H[[\[\œ[K[Y][ۋHۜ[[X]H\XX[[[[HB[][ۜ\]Z\\KZ\H[[H[YY[\[[][]H\XK[[H][\[\BZ[Z\ۈ\ۘ[[\˂H\\\ۈ\][[\XX[\HX]KX[ BHX\Y]H]HH]\HوX]܈[[™ܜ[\Y[[YYX[Z[[\)RPQHB\XX[\]\\[][\Z[]\ˈۛH\BHYZ[HX\^\وHX\ۙY\XX[[Z\[YHHHܚٛܘK]H\H][YZ[\][\[[ܜ[[Z[[˂HYZ[\]]H\[\X]Y]H8'[\'HXBXH\H\]KHX[HX\YYHY]܂]\HۙH\و\XX[]Y[XK]YXH[YH\H\B\وYZ[\]]H\\ܚ˂H]HۘYY]\H\\]XH\XX[ܝ BYH\\H\H\XX[SQHܝYK\[YH\ܘY]^HHH]Y[[۝\[][\˂H[Y]HHܙX]\]\Hو\]\[H\ۈ\[B][ۈو[[X]HX[X[]H[\ۜX[]H]^B]H۝وH\X[ۈو]Y\X]\HقX[]\و]YH[Y[K[^HXXKH]H\Y\]\XX[\YX\[H]HܙX]H^H[H\^ܙX]\XX[XY\ˈ[X]\ܙ XH\\H\[\[^HXXKH\H\]HXYH[H\[XYB[[^H\HHB