Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Blood Diseases and Cancer
Our hematology and oncology specialists offer diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases (hematology) and cancer (oncology). Hematology-oncology includes such diseases as iron deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, thalassemias, leukemias and lymphomas, as well as cancers of other organs.
ETSU Health offers you access to hematology and oncology doctors, advanced treatments, and clinical trials. We know cancer treatment is a difficult journey that affects you physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We offer you and your family the comprehensive care and support you need, close to where you live and work.
Dr. Bhat wishes to offer the highest quality of evidence-based medical practice to her patients. She is dedicated to teaching our next generation of physicians, and plays an active role in training medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Bhat is a diplomate in internal medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology.
In order to best meet the community needs in East Tennessee, South West Virginia and surrounding areas, Dr. Chakraborty has kept his clinical interest broad in the field of oncology including breast, lung, GI, lymphoma, myeloma, and more. Dr. Chakraborty has lived in Johnson City with his family for more than a decade. He is an active partner of various community development projects. He is a dedicated supporter of any efforts to make life better for our ‘four legged friends’ and a member of Founder’s Society in American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Dr. Jaishankar is an associate professor at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. He is board certified in both internal medicine and oncology, and serves on the faculty of Quillen's Department of Internal Medicine in its Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Jaishankar serves as an attending physician at the Regional Cancer Center and the Johnson City Medical Center both in Johnson City as well as Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He is also the program director.
Dr. Means is board certified in internal medicine and hematology. He is internationally recognized for his research in hematology and brings his valued knowledge and experience to serve Northeast Tennessee and the surrounding regions. Dr. Means offers services to patients with non-malignant blood disorders including anemias, white blood cell diseases, platelet and coagulation/thrombosis problems, red cell/hemoglobin issues including polycythemia and pure red cell aplasia, and hemochromatosis and other iron disorders.
Dr. Singal completed her fellowship in oncology at ETSU's Quillen College of Medicine following a residency in internal medicine at Hurley Medical Centre of Michigan State University in Flint, MI. She received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, in India. She is board certified in internal medicine.
- Anal Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Bone Marrow
- Brain Tumor
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Eye Cancer
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gynecologic Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Hereditary Cancer Services
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Metastatic Brain/Spine
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myeloproliferative Disorders (Blood Cancers)
- Oral Cancers
- Ovarian Cancer
- Palliative Care
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Skin Cancers
- Spine Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Why ETSU Health?
Choosing where and from whom you'll receive cancer care is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our team of oncologists includes board-certified specialists with advanced training and expertise in many cancers —including breast, lung, prostate, colorectal, melanoma, throat, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, lymphomas and more — as well as the wide array of treatment options available to fight them.
A Team Approach
Many different cancer doctors and cancer-specific health professionals work together to coordinate your care.
Your team may include:
Surgical Oncologists: Often your cancer care starts with a type of surgical procedure to remove cancer. Your cancer surgeon will evaluate the type and stage of your cancer and recommend the procedure that's right for you.
Medical Oncologists: Oversee chemotherapy, immunotherapies, and targeted treatments when they are part of your cancer treatment plan.
Plastic Surgeons: When necessary, a plastic surgeon may help you understand your reconstruction options.
You may also interact with counselors, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, and other cancer-specific caregivers who support you and your cancer treatment.
Manage Your Health with MyETSUHealth
View test results, make appointments, request prescription refills, and message your doctor from any Web-enabled device by using our secure online portal, MyETSUHealth. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.