Medical Services

Patient Testimonials

"I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the doctors and staff at the DDCI. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May 2016. From the first day I visited the new facility (Jan 2017) I was treated with respect and compassion. Everyone is willing to help with anything and will find out the answer if he/she does not personally know the answer. As I have observed other patients in the infusion room, everyone of them is "special" to the nurses. Cancer does not always have a good ending, but these nurses go above to make sure every one is comfortable. I personally see Dr. Toothaker and Becky. They are so good at explaining everything to me and answer all of my questions. I feel very assured with their care. Five years ago I would not even consider PCRMC as a choice to go for my cancer treatment, or honestly anything else. The new building is so impressive and the staff is unbelievable. Please consider the whole staff to receive the Daisy Award."  

-Debra Adkins, DDCI Patient    

“It all began with an annual mammogram. That’s what started this journey. I’m so thankful for the high caliber of care I received. It was amazing and a positive experience. You had a voice in your care. You had someone who was your advocate and held your hand along the way. It’s a beautiful place. It was like having an extended family. If there is a way to make cancer a great experience, the Delbert Day Cancer Institute did it. They are world-class people—every one of them. It’s the best place in the world. We have a powerhouse of talent and care right here in our neighborhood. I can’t say enough good things.”

-Loretta Wallis, DDCI Patient

“Everyone says ‘they’re like family.’ That’s very cliché but true. However it’s more than that. They really get to know you and you get to know them. In my care, in my treatment, it’s not just necessarily the medical part of it that has caused me to fight so hard, but the food for the soul, the friendship. It’s just as hard for my caregivers because they’ve gotten to know me and they’re going to lose me. When I started this in 2014, [four large, well-known facilities in the US] gave me 6 months to live with the standard of care for my type of cancer. I said ‘I’m not going to accept that.’ I came here and Dr. Toothaker gave me different chemo that was still within the guidelines, and we radiated [my cancer], and here I am. The [family feel] caused me to fight. To come here and have that level of care...the familiarity of it. They know me. I know them and we have that intimate relationship. It’s the small things that add up that make me never, ever think about me going anywhere else.”

-Darryl Reeves, DDCI Patient