HOUMA, La. – Terrebonne General | Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
announced today that Rockne Hymel, III, M.D., has joined Terrebonne
General | Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center as its newest radiation oncologist.
Hymel has been treating various types of cancer patients in the Baton Rouge
area for several years.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hymel, and his expertise, to Houma,” said Phyllis Peoples, president, and CEO of Terrebonne General Health System. “As we continue to be the leading provider for comprehensive cancer care in the Baton Region, adding a well-respected and patient-focused physician, such as Dr. Hymel, to our team will allow us to expand on our collaborative approach to early detection, pinpoint diagnosis, and individualized
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Louisiana State University, Hymel earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Hymel is board certified in radiation oncology with the American Board of Radiology.
“As we continue to grow our physician group, we are able to provide even
more options to our patients across the Mary Bird Perkins network,” said
Jonas Fontenot, PhD, MBA, president, and CEO Mary Bird Perkins Cancer
Center. “Dr. Hymel’s experience and 100 percent focus on the best radiation
oncology practices will benefit Houma-area residents looking for leadingedge
cancer resources in a convenient and comfortable setting.”
Hymel previously practiced at Ochsner Cancer Center in Baton Rouge.
About Terrebonne General | Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Terrebonne General | Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center provides cancer care
to the Bayou Region. The full spectrum of comprehensive services, from
prevention and early detection to diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and
survivorship, is offered. Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy,
and surgery, as well as patient navigation, clinical trials, and free community
screenings. The Cancer Center is nationally accredited with commendation
and recognized for excellence in cancer care by the American College of
Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Quality Oncology Practice
Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the prestigious
American Society of Clinical Oncology (A.S.C.O.). For more information on
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