West Cancer Center has added an Integrative Oncology Division to be directed by Sylvia Richey, MD.
Dr. Richey has been an oncologist with West for 12 years at both the East Campus in Memphis and the Corinth, Mississippi, site.
Erich Mounce, Chief Executive Officer for West Cancer Center, said, "The launching of our Integrative Oncology Division is another important building block toward our preparation to become a fully comprehensive cancer center. We are grateful that one of our leading medical oncologists has taken on this project with passion and a commitment to put our patients at the heart of all the things we do."
Dr. Richey plans to continue to see breast cancer patients at the Memphis location while building the Integrative Oncology Division.
The concept of integrative oncology involves combining conventional treatments with supportive therapies. West plans to supplement its current survivorship and palliative care services with new programs such as art therapy, music therapy and acupuncture to enhance the experience for current patients.