Dr. Hema Vankayala is board certified in hematology and medical oncology and practices at our Fleming Island location. She believes a new cancer diagnosis is challenging and affects a person’s life at multiple levels.
“Being there with them as a team member and walking them through this situation in a more personalized way is gratifying. It is fascinating to develop these trustworthy relationships,” she says. Dr. Vankayala’s philosophy is to be candid about the disease and provide realistic hope to her patients in a compassionate way. She strongly believes that involving the patients and their families in the treatment discussions and decisions is critical, and this will prepare them to actively participate in the cancer care.
Dr. Vankayala is honored and excited to join CSNF’s multidisciplinary team, which fosters exceptional teamwork for patient-centered care, and offers clinical trial participation. “It’s a privilege to see patients live longer with the new cutting-edge cancer treatments. It is satisfying to see them having moments with their loved ones and being able to pass their wisdom to their next of kin,” she says.
When not in the office, Dr. Vankayala likes to be outdoors and spend time with her family.