Drinkard Joins Choice Cancer Care to Expand World-Class Oncology Practice in North Texas

Cancer specialist to see patients at Choice Cancer Care in Southlake, Lewisville and Las Colinas
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Lee Drinkard, M.D., joins Choice Cancer Care
Lee Drinkard, M.D., joins Choice Cancer Care
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LAS COLINAS, Texas - Jan. 23, 2014 - PRLog -- Dr. Gregory A. Echt with Choice Cancer Care, a leading radiation and oncology specialty team in North Texas, is pleased to announce the addition of Lee Drinkard, M.D., a medical oncology physician, to the growing practice. Dr. Drinkard is an experienced oncologist who treats all kinds of cancers and specializes in a caring, compassionate approach in working with his patients. He will see patients starting in January at Choice Cancer Care offices in Southlake, Lewisville and Las Colinas.

“Dr. Drinkard is a wonderful addition to Choice Cancer Care,” said Dr. Echt, founder of Choice Cancer Care and board-certified radiation oncologist. “He has all the experience and credentials needed to provide state-of-the-art care to our patients – but what is also very important is his caring manner and ability to connect with his patients.”

Dr. Drinkard is committed to providing cutting-edge, evidence-based care to patients with cancer and blood disorders with a high level of personal compassion. He specializes in the newest techniques treating diseases such as breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, blood disorders and a wide array of other types of cancer.

“I’m proud to be a part of a large, integrated, single-specialty group with such a great track record of care,” Dr. Drinkard said. “I look forward to making a contribution to the practice and to our patients.”

Dr. Drinkard received his medical degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He completed a three-year fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Drinkard has authored numerous publications and studies in the field of medical oncology and actively participates in many national clinical trials.  He is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, is a Fellow of The American College of Physicians, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Drinkard resides in Las Colinas, and enjoys studying history, particularly of religion and of the United States.  He also enjoys working with new computer technology.

Choice Cancer Care is committed to providing the best in world-class cancer treatment options in locations convenient to patients. The goal of Choice Cancer Care is to give each patient an individualized treatment care plan that takes into account all options and works with the patient, his or her family, and their lifestyle to achieve the best result possible.

Choice Cancer Care specializes in treatment for all kinds of adult cancers, including: prostate, breast, lung, brain, throat, pancreatic and many more. The practice’s founder, Dr. Echt, is well-known for pioneering prostate seed therapy (brachytherapy) in the southwest, a newer and less-invasive treatment option for some types of prostate cancer.  Patients come from across the country to receive this groundbreaking treatment, which involves a complex mapping of the affected area and highly pinpointed insertion of radioactive seeds, which shrink the cancerous cells without invasive surgery and provides a viable care option for certain types of prostate cancer.

More information about Choice Cancer Care offices, as well as information on various types of cancer diagnoses and treatment, can be found on the group’s website at www.choicecancercare.com.

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