St. Joseph’s/Candler, Liberty Regional partner to bring the latest in cancer care to Hinesville region
Liberty Regional Medical Center and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler are partners in delivering the latest oncology and hematology treatments to Liberty County residents.
This partnership was fueled by the commitment of the Liberty community who came together to raise more than $400,000 to bring in needed chemotherapy and medical oncology services.
But it also fits perfectly with the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion’s longstanding goal to bring the best cancer treatments to people where they live. The fundraising drive resulted in a new oncology space on the Liberty Regional campus and the recruitment of Dr. Ajaz Bulbul, who is board certified in both oncology and hematology and serves as the medical director.
We are located at 455 S. Main Street, Suite 202, Hinesville, Ga. 31313, near Liberty Regional Medical Center.
Contact us at: 912-819-4646.
Our Hinesville practice includes:
- Seven infusion chairs
- Four exam rooms
- Laboratory for blood work and other tests
- Pharmaceutical mixing lab where on-site pharmacists and pharmacist techs mix chemotherapy drugs and other necessary infusions
Our services include:
- IV Hydration/Electrolytes
- IV Iron Infusions
- Port Flushes
- Therapeutic Phlebotomy
- Onsite social workers
- Financial assistance
- Virtual genetic counseling
- Dietitian services
- Non-oncology infusion therapy
Additionally, the Hinesville office and patients benefit from the expertise of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). This provides patients in the area access to evidence-based cancer care and the benefits of the latest clinical trials.
And just like patients seen at our main Savannah location, patients in Hinesville can benefit from our clinical effectiveness teams, who meet regularly to discuss individual cancer cases to insure the best treatment regimen is being offered.
St. Joseph’s/Candler and the LCRP have had a longstanding goal to bring the best cancer treatments to people where they live. We’ve been rapidly expanding cancer treatment programs across the region for the benefit and convenience of our patients. Additional centers have opened in Jesup, Waycross, Statesboro, Pembroke, in addition to our expansion in Bluffton and Hilton Head, South Carolina.
About Dr. Bulbul
Dr. Ajaz Bulbul is triple board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He received his undergraduate degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Jammu in India. Dr. Bulbul completed his medical residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. He was then accepted to the prestigious USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center for a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship, subsequently graduating as the Chief Hematology Fellow.
Dr. Bulbul has authored more than 50 publications and presented at major international conferences around the world. His research on desmoplastic small round blue cell sarcomas has led to the discovery of new targets for its treatment. He has written expert commentaries in treating lung cancer and targeting these cancers with precision therapies. Additionally, he has published and presented on breast cancer, kidney cancer, immunotherapy, benign and malignant blood disorders among other publications.
Nationally, he serves on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s steering committee for rural medical oncology where he works to develop best practices in care.
Prior to joining the LCRP, Dr. Bulbul served as medical director for the Division of Hematology/Oncology, New Mexico Hematology and Oncology Specialists at Artesia General Hospital.
Outside of work, Dr. Bulbul enjoys being with his family. He also likes long hikes, music, traveling and cricket. Dr. Bulbul has qualified for multiple mountain trail ultra-marathons (running more than 50 miles and climbing mountains) around the world.