Susan Slycord DO » Our Team
Oncology Associates at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids (also known as Iowa Cancer Care) is a group of private practice physicians specializing in the care of cancer and blood disorder patients. It includes physicians who have special training in treating cancer and blood disorders. This care could include treatment through chemotherapy, symptoms management, clinical trials, and psychological. We can provide full service with our onsite lab, infusion area, research and pharmacy. We also have access to a dietitian, social worker and chaplain. Other hospital services are available to you in one convenient location.
See Our Cancer Team Below:
Susan Slycord DOPhysician Oncology Associates at Hall-Perrine Cancer CenterMedical Oncology/Hematology
We are excited to announce that Dr. Susan Slycord will be joining Oncology Associates on August 3, 2020. As you may recall, Dr. Slycord completed a rotation with Dr. Wilbur this past fall. Dr. Slycord received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology and Biology at Drake University. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Medicine. Dr. Slycord completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2016. She completed a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship in 2017. She is currently in the process of completing her Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Slycord is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care.
In Dr. Slycord’s free-time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Logan, and young son, Callahan. She also enjoys playing softball, tennis, sand volleyball and kayaking. Dr. Slycord is from West Des Moines and is happy to call Iowa home.
Collaborative Nurses and Certified
The Collaborative Nurses are your primary contact as far as relaying your questions and concerns to the physicians. Each physician has their own dedicated nurse, who will get to know you, and address your concerns with the physicians. These nurses are oncology certified and bring many years of oncology experience.
The Certified Medical Assistants will take you from the waiting room back to the exam room. They obtain your height, weight, and other vital signs. They also review your medication lists, assist with prescription refills, report to the doctor any immediate concerns as well as assist the physician with in-office procedures.
These are the ladies of scheduling. When you are finished seeing your provider, you will stop by scheduling and book your next appointment with these ladies. They coordinate scans, referrals to other offices, and your return appointments within our office.