LCRP at Wayne Memorial Expands, doubling infusion capacity for Jesup and surrounding residents
St. Joseph's/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion have partnered with Wayne Memorial Hospital to bring cancer care closer to home for patients in Wayne County. And now, we have expanded in Jesup to offer more space to treat regional cancer patients.
The center, originally equipped with eight infusion chairs, now offers 16 in its new location and has room for a private bed. The chairs are semi-private bays and are equipped with comforts like televisions. The entire location was built for maximum comfort and calmness. The infusion center is located on the campus of Wayne Memorial in Jesup.
861 South First Street
Jesup, Ga. 31598
Call us: 912-810-2273
Additionally, we have two physician's offices (non-infusion) to see patients - one in Jesup and one in Waycross. They are located at:
930 South First Street
Jesup, Ga. 31598
Call us: 912-810-8801
1706 Alice Street
Waycross, Ga. 21501
Call us: 912-490-2273
The facility offers state-of-the-art quality care available as part of the LCRP in the patient's own community right there in Wayne County. Starting June 1, Dr. Jeyanthi Ramanarayanan, who is board certified in both oncology and hematology, will see patients in Wayne County. Currently, Dr. Ajaz Bulbul, who also is board certified in both oncology and hematology, sees patients at this location. Services offered include:
- IV Hydration/Electrolytes
- IV Iron Infusions
- Port Flushes
The LCRP has a longstanding goal to bring the best cancer treatments to people where they live. We now have regional oncology infusion locations also in Liberty County, Pembroke, Statesboro and the South Carolina Low Country.
The program works collaboratively with the medical staffs at both hospitals to build a robust cancer program for the future by using the expertise of local specialists at Wayne Memorial and the experience of the programs and expertly trained team at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. The centerpiece of the LCRP model is the Clinical Effectiveness Teams who meet regularly to assure best practices in treatment regimens offered. Physicians in Wayne will have opportunities to present cases for multi-disciplinary discussions with physicians in Savannah for individualized treatment plans.
Better access to cancer care, clinical trials
This joint venture also benefits from the expertise of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), which the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has been a part of for more than six years. Georgia NCORP affords all Georgians deeper cancer services and boarder regional accessibility, with 110 oncology clinical providers in more than 40 different locations throughout the state. It also allows easier access to clinical trials and research to patients in their own local communities so they don’t have to travel far distances or leave loved ones.
About Dr. Jeyanthi Ramanarayanan
Dr. Jeyanthi Ramanarayanan earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai, India, where she also earned her Doctor of Medicine degree. That was followed by an internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she went on to do her residency. Dr. Ramanarayanan did a clinical fellowship in Hematology at University at Buffalo at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, followed by a clinical fellowship in oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. She is board certified in both hematology and oncology.
Before joining the LCRP, Dr. Ramanarayanan worked at the Adena Cancer Care Center in Ohio. She also has held several positions as an assistant professor, and she's been published in numerous research publications, abstracts and presentations. Dr. Ramanarayanan has severed on several boards and committees and received numerous honors and awards.
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.