Dr. Mark Fesen, medical oncologist, will be seeing more patients and spending more time at the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) as a result of a new affiliation with a cancer treatment group and his long-standing relationship with St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center.
Dr. Fesen will join the Central Care Cancer Center (CCCC) oncology group after resigning from the Hutchinson Clinic, effective Dec. 31. Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, radiation oncologist at HCC, is a member of this group.
“These extraordinary oncologists have served Heartland Cancer Center patients for many years and will continue to do so,” said Mark Mingenback, director of business strategy and marketing at St. Rose, which owns HCC. “This new affiliation will enhance their ability to provide the best possible care to their patients in Great Bend and central Kansas.
“They each have their own specialties that complement one another,” Mingenback added. “We want their patients to rest assured they will continue to provide professional care and treatment.”
Leanne Irsik, St. Rose senior vice president/administrator, said she is “extremely pleased to be part of bringing nationally respected physicians and state-of-the-art oncology care together at Heartland Cancer Center. This type of relationship assures that central Kansas residents have easy access to top-quality cancer care now and in the future.”
Dr. Fesen has been at the Hutchinson Clinic for 18 years and will continue to live in Hutchinson. He is a graduate of Rutgers Medical School and completed a fellowship in 1993 at the National Institutes of Health.
CCCC provides radiation, chemotherapy and surgical care in Great Bend, Salina, Emporia, Newton, Wichita and Bolivar, Mo. Four other oncologists are on staff; its offices are located at HCC, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend, and in Wichita.