Patient Experience

Patti Wilcher

A Good Place to Be

When Patti Wilcher was diagnosed with cancer, her treatment plan called for two months of chemotherapy, followed by radiation therapy. There were several places she could go to for her treatments, including Savannah or Waycross, but she chose Southeast Georgia Health System.

Patti's doctor is Abraham Cheong, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist with Southeast Georgia Physician Associates–Hematology & Oncology, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, with offices in Jesup, Brunswick and St. Marys. "I trusted Dr. Cheong and I was relieved to learn I could get the chemotherapy I needed from Southeast Georgia Health System, right here in Jesup," she says.

"Dr. Cheong is very down-to-earth and friendly," says Patti. "The first time I went to see him, he sat and talked with my daughter and me for nearly an hour. His staff is excellent and I knew I could trust them to take good care of me."

Patti finished her chemotherapy treatments in June of 2012 and then received radiation treatments at the Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Center in Brunswick. "I've had previous experiences with the hospital in Brunswick, so I know it's a good place to be. That's where I wanted to go."