Physician Care Teams

Head and Neck Cancer Team

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Left to Right: Ryan Bagley, MD, Radiation Oncology; Jonathan Frandsen, MD, Radiation Oncology; Adam Baker, MD, ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery; Katie McKee-Cole, MD, ENT; Jonathan King, MD, Medical Oncology.

Our head and neck cancer care team strives to provide our patients with the most compassionate care and comprehensive care possible. Our approach is not only patient centered, but with the goal that we treat the whole patient, not just the disease. In order to best serve our patients, we offer a multidisciplinary clinic in which patients can meet with all the physicians who will be involved in their care. In addition, this clinic includes meetings with the ancillary services offered: speech and swallow therapy, nutrition and physical therapy.

Surgery

Surgical resection plays a key role in the management of many cancers of the head and neck. These surgeries are complex and often require expertise in modern reconstructive techniques. Dr. Katie McKee-Cole and Dr. Adam Baker come to Grand Junction from high volume head and neck cancer centers in Philadelphia. They are trained in all the latest surgical and reconstructive techniques. We are lucky to have their expertise available to our patients.

Radiation

Radiation also plays a vital role in the management of head and neck cancers. In the last decade, numerous advanced techniques have been developed to decrease the risk of short and long term side effects from radiation. Dr. J Ryan Bagley and Dr. Jonathan Frandsen come to our team from high volume, world class cancer centers where they learned how to employ these advanced planning and treatment techniques. In addition, at Community Hospital we have acquired the most advanced, state of the art radiation equipment currently available, the TrueBeam from Varian Medical Systems. The combination of our physicians' expertise and state of the art treatment techniques allows for improved cancer outcomes and better recovery.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is integral to achieving good outcomes in many head and neck cancers. Dr. Jonathan King comes to us from the University of Wisconsin, a world thought leader in advancements for treatments for these diseases. Dr. King offers the latest knowledge and expertise in chemotherapy and immunotherapies.

Testimonials

Dear Dr. Katie McKee-Cole,
I got the results and they were a great relief for myself and our family. I wanted to thank you for your concerns, follow-up and the caring and professional way to handle my bump. You will do well in your practice here!

Dear Dr. Katie McKee-Cole,
I want to thank you so much for taking such great care of me. You took the time to fully discuss and make sure the surgery was thoroughly explained and understood before time. You have been so kind and patient with me and my family. Even during my recovery and follow up visits you were engaged and listened to me. I am so grateful for you taking the time and taking great care of me. I will be referring all my friends and family to you for any ENT care they may require. I can’t thank you enough!! You made this surgery a pleasant experience. Thank You!!

Dear Dr. Baker,
Thank you so much for going above and beyond for my mother. When others looked the other way, you made sure she was taken care of. We will always be thankful for your care and compassion toward us!

Dr. King is patient & takes extra time to really make sure you understand. He answers all your questions & demonstrates a genuine concern for my health. Thank you Dr. King.

Dr. Bagley was ALWAYS easy to talk to and explained everything to a T.

Dr. Frandsen is always in a good, happy mood and he made me laugh.

Lung Cancer Team

Lung Cancer Team
Left to Right: Megan Sisk, DO, Pulmonology; Brent Woodson, DO, Pulmonology; Jonathan Frandsen, MD, Radiation Oncology; Ryan Bagley, MD, Radiation Oncology; Robert Brooks, MD, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery; Jonathan King, MD, Medical Oncology; Duncan Leever, DO, Diagnostic Radiology.

Our lung cancer care team's approach is not only patient centered but also focuses on treating the whole patient and not just the disease. We strive to provide our patients with the most compassionate and comprehensive care possible.

Pulmonology

Dr. Brent Woodson and Dr. Megan Sisk are pulmonologists with Advanced Pulmonary and Critical Care of the Grand Valley. They are committed to giving patients with lung cancer first priority to be seen in a timely manner to efficiently begin treatment. Their role in lung cancer is critical from diagnosis to recovery from lung cancer therapies. They are trained in all the modern lung cancer techniques, including advanced bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsies (a procedure that is critical for proper staging of lung cancer).

Surgery

Surgical resection plays a critical role in the management of lung cancer. Dr. Robert Brooks is board certified in thoracic surgery. He brings decades of experience to our team. He is trained in the latest techniques, including video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Over his career, he has operated on thousands of patients.

Chemotherapy

Dr. Jonathan King is our lung cancer specialist. His bedside manner is outstanding. One of his patients referred to him as "a cup of love" and when you see his joyful smile and sense his compassionate heart, you may very well agree. In addition to traditional chemotherapies, he and his team at Grand Valley Oncology offer the latest treatments available for individuals with lung cancer, including cutting edge clinical trials and immunotherapy.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation also plays an important role in the management of lung cancers. In the last decade, numerous advanced techniques have been developed to decrease the risk of short and long term side effects from radiation. Dr. J Ryan Bagley and Dr. Jonathan Frandsen utilize advanced planning and treatment techniques. Community Hospital has state-of-the-art radiation oncology equipment, the TrueBeam from Varian Medical Systems. The combination of our physicians' expertise and treatment techniques allows for improved cancer outcomes.

Radiology

At community hospital, we offer a wide array of services for our lung cancer patients, including: lung cancer screening; CT guided biopsies; PET CT services; and the latest interventional procedures (cryotherapy and microwave ablation). As a group, our radiology team has decades of experience.