Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Cancer Killing Homeboys

Dr. Shepherd Dunlieve, Internal Medicine, MD

S. Sheppard Dunlevie, Jr., M.D.Internal Medicine(404) 350-1122

Dr. Dunlevie, a native of Atlanta, received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill. While in medical school, Dr. Dunlevie received several distinguished awards recognizing his academic and personal achievements. He completed his internship and residency at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. A member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association, Dr. Dunlevie is board certified in internal medicine.

"This man pretty much saved my life. He found the cancer after many months of being "overlooked" because I was so young and looked healthy. He also referred me to one of the Top Oncologist in America. Dr. Perry Ballard."

Dr Perry Ballard, III, MD

Dr. Ballard graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1978 where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center. After residency, he did a yearlong fellowship in Infectious Disease at the Tufts – New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He then returned to New York where he did a three year fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Cornell. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is Board certified in both Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Ballard has been elected to represent the medical staff on the Piedmont Medical Center Board of Trustees. He has served as Secretary of the Medical Staff of Piedmont Hospital as well as the Chairman of the Cancer Committee. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society. On numerous occasions, he has been listed as one of the “Top Doctors” in his field in Atlanta Magazine as well as being listed in the directory of “Best Doctors in America”.

"Dr. Ballard is Awesome! From day 1 I immediately felt like I could talk to him about anything. He took time to spend with me and my family to explain everything that was going on and how he was going to fix it. I would recommend him to anyone going through this."

JOSEPH P. MIMS, MD, FACS is a graduate of The Medical College of Georgia and is Board Certified in General Surgery. Dr. Mims serves as managing partner for Piedmont Surgical Associates and has been in practice at Piedmont Hospital since 1993. Dr. Mims was named one of Atlanta's top physicians by Atlanta Magazine.

"Dr Mims biopsied my lymph node and found the cancer. He knew when I first met him that something wasn't right. He was diligent in getting me right in for my biopsy. He has been wonderful. Dr. Mims also put in my infusion port in my chest. He hid it perfectly. It just makes my boobs look a little bigger! Ha! Thanks I defiantly need that. Looking forward to seeing him again in August to get this thing out."

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