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Cancer Treatment and Infusion Center Welcomes Hematologist and Oncologist Jennifer Choate, MD


Ukiah, CA – The Cancer Treatment and Infusion Center, which opened its doors this August at the Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center, is pleased to welcome hematologist and oncologist, Jennifer Choate, M.D. Dr. Choate comes to Ukiah from Santa Cruz where she has a local practice. When asked what peaked her interest in practicing at the newly opened Cancer Treatment and Infusion Center, Dr. Choate said, “I am curious and interested in exploring Northern California. Mendocino county’s gorgeous scenery and rural landscape feel like an adventure to me.”

As a hematologist and oncologist, Dr. Choate plans to provide the same comprehensive care that Russell I. Hardy, M.D., who is on sabbatical. “I really want patients and the community to have a seamless transition of care,” said Dr. Choate, who continued, “I am here to support our patients’ own values and desires, provide education about their disease, and most importantly listen – while creating the best treatment plan of action for their disease.”

While not seeing patients Dr. Choate enjoys reading a good book, writing, dream work, meditation, studying and learning, exercise, volunteering, music, theater, family and friends. A favorite quote of Dr. Choate’s from Rumi is, “There is a field beyond right and wrong; I will meet you there.”

The Cancer Treatment and Infusion Center is located at the Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center at 260 Hospital Drive, Suite 207 in Ukiah. In addition to comprehensive cancer care services the center also offers programming dedicated to alternative therapies and healing arts program called Focus on Healing which are open to anyone in the community with cancer regardless if the center is where they receive treatment. To learn more about the services offered at the Cancer Treatment and Infusion Center and Focus on Healing program please call (707) 463-7627. 

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