You can self-refer or your primary care physician can refer you to one of Scully-Welsh Cancer Center’s medical oncologists. You are encouraged to talk to your doctor about treatment options and we are more than happy to provide the opportunity to present a second opinion in order to achieve the best outcome possible.
James Grichnik, M.D., Ph. D.
Dr. James Grichnik is an international expert on the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and is the Medical Director for the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. Dr. Grichnik brings extensive knowledge in cancer research and his background includes personalized patient care and the use of genetics and genomics, playing a role in the use of innovative technologies to detect and treat cancer at the earliest, most curable stages. He has directed melanoma programs at the University of Miami and Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Grichnik’s experience is critical in Indian River County, where cancer is the leading cause of death and melanoma is one of the fastest growing cancers. To make an appointment with Dr. Grichnik, call (772) 226-4800.
Stephen Patterson, M.D.
Dr. Stephen Patterson is a highly regarded medical oncologist with over 25 years of experience who joined the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center after service at Moffitt Cancer Center and Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Patterson did his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame, earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida, and completed his residency and was fellowship trained at the Moffitt Cancer Center. He was one of the early clinical investigators to study the impact of an immune system modulating agent, anti-PD1, in metastatic lung cancer and melanoma, a therapy that is very promising for patients with metastatic disease. Dr. Patterson specializes in all forms of medical oncology and is continuing to introduce anti-PD1 therapy into the treatment of all approved tumor types here at the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center. To make an appointment with Dr. Patterson, call (772) 226-4810.