ONCOLOGY SATELLITE PHARMACY
Pikeville Medical Center’s oncology satellite pharmacy staff prepares chemotherapy for patients visiting the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. Pharmacists work in close conjunction with oncologist physicians to formulate chemotherapy regimens appropriate for the needs of each individual patient. Decisions regarding doses and specific regimens of chemotherapy are made based on a variety of factors including: type of cancer, stage of cancer, cardiac function, kidney function, and blood cell counts. Pharmacists are regularly consulted to aid physicians in searching for drug information that will better serve our patients.
Hours of operation: 8AM to 3:30PM Monday through Friday (closed on holidays; in the event that the oncology satellite staff is absent, Pikeville Medical Center inpatient pharmacy aids in the preparation of chemotherapy regimens)