At age 29, I discovered a large mass in my left breast. Two weeks later, I was diagnosed with stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma—breast cancer, and my life was forever changed.
My cancer cells were dividing rapidly, and treatment needed to begin right away.
I was blessed with a referral to one of the area’s best oncologists, Dr. Robert Ellis at Oncology Hematology Associates (OHA). He provided my family and I with clear and honest education and counseling regarding the monster we were getting ready to battle – all while maintaining the sensitivity of a friend. We developed an instant sense of trust. Dr. Ellis was there for me every step of the way, and I never once felt alone. I entrusted Dr. Ellis and the staff at OHA with my life, and because of them I am healthy today, cancer-free for nearly one year and counting! Cancer is frightening but it doesn’t have to break us. My life after cancer is richer than ever. Both my faith and relationships are stronger, and I have made many beautiful friendships across my journey. My experience has allowed me to become a better version of ME, and I have the exceptional staff at OHA to thank for helping me become a cancer SURVIVOR.
When facing cancer, where patients
are treated makes all the difference
Committed to a new level of standards
OHA is one of only 10 practices in the entire country to receive accreditation from the Commission on Cancer as an Oncology Medical Home. That means, we adopted a nationally recognized team-based care model that puts YOU at the center of the treatment plan. This designation is a testament of our commitment to leading the way in advancing cancer care across the country.
We’re focused on how oncology medicine is practiced so the OHA team will be dedicated to your cancer care, and work with your other health care providers. This ensures all your treatment needs are met and gives you the best possible outcome. We operate using standards and
criteria that are continually measured and evaluated so you can be assured you are receiving the country’s best care.
We are committed to providing leading-edge cancer care and treatments to all patients
Dedicated, patient-centered care
Offering complete, individualized cancer
care in our medical home setting
Located right here in Springfield, Missouri, our primary purpose and our driving passion is to provide patients with world-class cancer care, and leading-edge technology close to HOME! We know that patients and their families seek the best possible care as well as expert treatment. That’s why we provide a patient-centric, caring environment that keeps everyone happier, healthier and able to spend more time at home.
Advanced cancer care right here at home
Leading cancer care experts close to home
Caring for patients with a world-class medical team
Patients at OHA are cared for by a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses (RN’s), technical staff, financial counselors, as well as on-site administrative staff that are committed to the standards that solidified us as an Oncology Medical Home. This puts YOU and your entire medical condition at the center of our treatment plan.