About Us

Overview

Since 1994, Oncology Associates of West Kentucky has helped patients in their fight with cancer. We deliver high quality care by providing the patients with the latest treatment and therapy options. Our practice is equipped with new technologies and services that deliver the right treatment at the right time.

Oncology Associates of West Kentucky is a Community Cancer Center specializing in Medical Oncology. We are an independent oncology practice with 2 physicians and five offices that serve Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois. Our physicians also specialize in Hematology and treat a variety of blood disorders. Our patients are treated with the most advanced cancer treatments and therapies, laboratory technologies, and a full-service oral dispensary.

No patient is the same. We recognize this fact and our practice takes a holistic approach to treating our patients. We meticulously manage every piece of the patient’s journey within our scope of practice. By doing this, we are able to achieve a higher level of care that every patient deserves. For example, some patients may require additional education on their disease, while some may require financial counseling or assistance. We provide services to address the needs of the patients so they can focus on what is important, and that is fighting their disease.

Vision & Mission

Our Vision:
To be the first choice for cancer care in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.

Our Mission:
To provide excellent, evidence-based care that is personalized for each patient, while continuously improving the care for tomorrow.

History

Founded in 1994, Oncology Associates of West Kentucky has served this region for more than 20 years. The founding physician was Dr. James R. Gould. Dr. Gould was the president of the practice from 1994 to 2013. Under his leadership, our practice was able to deliver the cancer care that every patient deserves.   We are now led by Dr. Luis Concepcion and Dr. Winston Chua, and the mission remains unchanged as we continue to deliver community-based cancer care close to home.

Our Office

Our office staff is specially trained in the care of oncology patients; our nurses have all chosen to be in the field of oncology and are specialized in this area. At this office, we strive to enhance quality of life for cancer patients with compassion for all aspects of their disease. We strive to keep patients pain-free, using all means available. We also try to keep patient convenience at the forefront.Through innovative treatments and special expertise, Dr. Chua and Dr. Concepcion offer patients with cancer and blood disorders the most advanced treatments. Referral for experimental therapies or second opinions is available when necessary, or, by patient request.

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Specialties: Medical Oncology

Phone: (270) 444-3930
Fax: (855) 782-1232

General Summary:

Dr. Concepcion specializes in medical oncology. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine.

Background / Education:

Dr. Concepcion completed his B.S. in Biology in 1984 from Ateneo de Manila University, and in 1988, his M.D. from Universidad Automoma de Guadalajara. Dr. Concepcion then completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. In 2000, he completed his sub-specialty in Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Concepcion practiced from 1994-1998 in Primary Care Internal Medicine, Hospitalist, and Emergency Medicine at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, Alabama. From 2000-2001, as a Medical Oncologist with Southeast Cancer Network in Fort Payne, Alabama.

In 2001, Dr. Concepcion joined Oncology Associates as a Medical Oncologist.

Memberships / Research /Licenses:

Dr. Concepcion is a member of the American Medical Association and the Kentucky Medical Association. In 1992, he received a Certificate of Excellence in Leadership from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. In 1993, he received a Certificate of Excellence in Clinical Patient Management from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

Dr. Concepcion was involved with various research projects during his time spent at University of Texas Medical Branch. These studies included research in Non-Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung and Advanced Solid Neoplasms.

Dr. Concepcion is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Illinois, and Alabama.

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Specialties: Medical Oncology

Phone: (270) 444-3930
Fax: (855) 782-1232

General Summary:

Winston Chua, M.D., specializes in medical oncology and is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine.

Background / Education:

Dr. Chua completed his B.S. in Medical Technology in 1987, and in 1991, his M.D. from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. In 1997, Dr. Chua completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In 1999, Dr. Chua completed his residency in Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. Chua practiced as a Medical Oncologist with Southeast Cancer Network from 1999-2000. He then practiced from 2000-2002 in the Philippines at Villaflor Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chua returned to Alabama and practiced as a Medical Oncologist at Southeast Cancer Network in Decatur, Alabama until 2007. In 2007, Dr. Chua joined Oncology Associates of West Kentucky as a Medical Oncologist.

Memberships / Research/ Licenses:

Dr. Chua is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association and the Kentucky Medical Association.

Dr. Chua participated in various research projects while he was at Southeast Cancer Network and University of Texas Medical Branch. Studies include a Phase IV study of pegfilgrastim in myelosuppressive chemotherapy, Phase I/II study in neoadjuvant chemoradiation with capecitabine in locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the rectum, and a Phase I/II Trial on intensity medullated radiation therapy with gemcitabine for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Chua is licensed to practice in Kentucky, Illinois, and Alabama.