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Dr. Parsons' medical interests are: lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dr. Parsons has actively participated in multi-institutional clinical trials. He has published in lung cancer, prostate cancer, cancer in the elderly and lymphoma. He supports and participates in clinical trials and is actively working to advance research in the La Crosse area.
I was initially drawn to the field of medicine because of my strong sense of empathy and desire to help others. However, it was the doctor-patient relationship that I came to know in medical oncology and hematology that solidified my career choice. These relationships are essential to the effective treatment of cancer. In addition, the ever-changing science of hematology and oncology provides a constant intellectual challenge and requires the practitioner to stay focused on the latest advances in treatment and care.
I have had many role models in medicine over the years. Those that I most respect approach their patients with compassion and respect. Having had personal experiences with cancer in my own family, I have come to appreciate those qualities in a physician.
I strive to be a physician who respects the wishes of his patients, while working hard to control their disease. I am always focused on maintaining a practice that is able to provide access to the best treatment options that medical science has to offer and provide the best patient care possible. Throughout my professional career I have worked to restore patients’ health and improve quality of life through a holistic philosophy, while embracing the values of compassion, equality, and excellence. I have learned from many patients that treating cancer goes well beyond prescribing medications. Sometimes, the best medicine can be a smile, a handshake, a humorous anecdote or just knowing that their doctor listens and cares.
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