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Telephone, Telehealth, and Patient Portal Messaging Available During COVID-19

Posted on March 30, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible, we’re recommending telephone, telehealth (Doxy.me) and direct messaging with your providers via MyCovenantHealth. This service is for established AND new patients. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about these types of visits: How are […]


Rob Sanders Award Winner

Posted on February 6, 2020

Michelle Cannon, a medical assistant  at our Thompson Oncology Group – Blount location, was honored with the first-ever Rob Sanders Award on February 5, 2020. Created in honor of Rob Sanders, this award recognizes non-nurse employees who go above and beyond to improve the experience for our patients, family members, and coworkers. Michelle was nominated […]


Welcome David Chism, MD

Posted on January 27, 2020

David Chism, MD “Nearly three decades ago, my uncle’s diagnosis of stage four kidney cancer was devastating because there were few treatment options. Since then, cancer treatment has become more effective through tremendous advancements in immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. As an oncologist, I’m pleased to provide these advanced treatment methods to my patients.” Board […]


Welcome Stephen Myers, MD

Posted on October 1, 2019

Stephen Myers, MD “I began my medical career here during residency, so I am delighted to return to my East Tennessee roots with my wife and three boys.” Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Residency:  Internal Medicine,  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine Location: Thompson Oncology […]


Welcome Namratha Vontela, MD

Posted on August 21, 2019

Namratha Vontela, MD Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Residency:  Internal Medicine,  University of Tennessee Medical School:  Kakatiya Medical College,  Wrangal, India Location: Thompson Oncology Group – Oak Ridge 200 New York Avenue Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (865) 835-5400 About Us Thompson Oncology Group is part of Covenant Health, the […]


Welcome Felicia Wheeler, MD

Posted on August 1, 2019

Felicia Wheeler, MD “I am a Knoxville native, so I am excited about returning home to care for our community.”  Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center Residency:  Internal Medicine,  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Medical School:  University of Tennessee Location: Thompson Oncology Group – Downtown 1916 White Avenue Knoxville, […]


Longtime Oncology Executive to Lead Thompson Cancer Survival Center

Posted on July 24, 2019

Covenant Health announces that Scott Warwick has been named chief administrative officer of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, the health system’s flagship cancer program.


June DAISY Award Winner

Posted on June 21, 2019

  An employee at Thompson Cancer Network was honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses this week. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The DAISY Award was established in 1999 by the family of a patient who had received extraordinary care and […]