Being diagnosed with cancer showed me it can attack anyone at any time for any number of reasons. For the first time in my life, I felt powerless and vulnerable…
As a retired school teacher, I knew I would face life challenges, but nothing like when I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB/IV lung cancer. I never smoked, and had no family history of cancer, so why me? I quickly learned cancer attacks anyone at any time for any reason. I felt powerless and vulnerable for the first time in my life.
I began researching hospitals and clinics and discovered there was a promising clinical trial at MD Anderson, but how could I afford to be away from home so long? I learned about OHA right here in Springfield, MO. They collaborate with MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Barnes/Siteman and others. I received treatments at OHA, which reduced the visits I needed at MD Anderson. The staff at OHA were amazing. I had comfort in knowing that I had a team of cancer experts making certain I had the best care and advanced treatments just miles from home.
I've been cancer free for 6 years. Dr. Ellis and his team continue to follow my progress. It’s wonderful knowing OHA is giving hope to so many at the darkest time in their lives.
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.