Cancer care close to home in Wayne County and surrounding communities

Jun 13, 2022

LCRP welcomes Dr. Jeyanthi Ramanarayanan to our Jesup oncology center to offer high-quality, personal regional cancer treatment

When you are diagnosed with cancer, you don’t want to drive hours for high-quality treatment and technology. That’s why St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion are actively bringing cancer care closer to you.

One of our regional oncology centers is in Jesup to serve Wayne County and surrounding communities. The LCRP partnered with Wayne Memorial Hospital to bring cancer treatment to southeast Georgia.  Our board-certified hematologist and oncologist there is Dr. Jeyanthi Ramanarayanan – Dr. Ram to her patients. Board-certified hematologist and oncologist Dr. Ajaz Bulbul also sees patients there.

While located in Wayne County, we help patients across southeast Georgia get personalized cancer care closer to home. We treat patients from the following counties and more:

  • Wayne County
  • Pierce County
  • Ware County
  • Brantley County
  • Coffee County
  • Bacon County
  • Appling County

The LCRP additionally has regional infusion centers in Hinesville, Pembroke and Statesboro, Bluffton and Hilton Head, S.C.

Why is it important to bring cancer care close to where you live?

“Diagnosis of cancer and defining appropriate treatment options for a patient requires comprehensive testing and work up using various resources,” says Dr. Ram. “Receiving compassionate care at their local facility can make it easier for friends and family to assist them during this difficult time.

“In addition to being physically impossible for some, traveling for your cancer care is mentally and financially exhausting. It is important that we offer flexibility in scheduling and a convenient location for treatment.”

About Dr. Ram and our Wayne County practice

We recently expanded the Jesup infusion center to offer more space to treat regional cancer patients. The center has 16 infusion chairs and a room with a private bed. The chairs are in semi-private bays and are equipped with comforts like televisions. The entire location was built for maximum comfort and calmness. The new location is located on the campus of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup – 861 South First Street. We also have a physician’s office in Jesup located at 930 South First Street.

All our regional infusion centers offer state-of-the-art quality care available as part of the LCRP in the patient’s own community. Some of the services offered at the Wayne County office are:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • IV Hydration/Electrolytes
  • IV Iron Infusions
  • Port Flushes
  • Injections

Additionally, patients being treated in Jesup can have the same opportunities as those at our main campus in Savannah including access to clinical trials and case reviews by our Clinical Effectiveness Teams.

We also strive to go beyond just treating your cancer, but also taking care of you as a person.

Hungry during a treatment session? We’ll make sure you get something to eat.

Need financial assistance? Our staff can help navigate cost and insurance questions.

Just want someone to talk to? We are staffed with nurses, doctors and social workers to be there for you during this journey.

“The team and I at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion whether in Savannah or here in Jesup are committed to providing excellent and the most up-to-date evidence-based care,” Dr. Ram says. “I am looking forward to helping cancer patients navigate their treatment by staying closer to home."

Dr. Ram 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. Ram did a clinical fellowship in Hematology at the University of Buffalo at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, followed by a clinical fellowship in oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

Before joining the LCRP, Dr. Ram 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. Ram has served on several boards and committees and received many honors and awards.

“As cancer treatments continue to evolve, an oncologist has many choices to offer a patient,” Dr. Ram says. “I love to be attentive to the individual needs of a patient and be supportive in their decision making process, which can be overwhelming.”

“I like living and working in a smaller community where people care about each other. I like to make a difference by going above and beyond and helping my patients in need.”

For more information about Dr. Ram and our Wayne County Oncology Infusion Center, please visit our website

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