Likely, you or someone you care about has received the frightening diagnosis of cancer. For the newly diagnosed patient, there’s nothing more important that finding answers, treatment options and hope. At Crisp Regional, we treat the whole person, not just the disease. We provide care for adults across many types of cancer, as well as blood disorders such as sickle cell disease and anemia. For more complex cases, you are able to receive much of your testing and follow-up care here as well.

Our experts works with you to create your personalized plan for treatment and recovery. The team includes specialists in oncology, hematology, surgery, radiology, nutrition, rehabilitation and oncology nursing. At Crisp Regional, close to home, you’ll find coordinated, personalized and compassionate care with the latest treatment options.

Hematology/Oncology
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3361

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Services

Oncologists at Crisp Regional offer comprehensive cardiovascular care for patients in Cordele and surrounding areas. Inpatient or outpatient services include:

  • Screening services (including mammography, prostate exams, etc.
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Chemotherapy infusions
  • Biologic infusions (for renal disorders)
  • Iron injections
  • Bone marrow biopsies
  • Survivorship care and annual testing
cancer testing


Chemotherapy is administered under the close supervision of medical oncologists by specially trained oncology nurses who are certified in chemotherapy by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Treatments are usually performed on an outpatient basis. Our comfortable treatment area provides a relaxed atmosphere and a team of nurses known for their caring, compassionate concern for patients.

For patients who would benefit from radiation therapy, we arrange for you to receive treatment in Hawkinsville or in Albany, at Phoebe Putney.

Plans are underway for a major renovation of our cancer facilities, in order to enhance the healing environment to better serve our patients close to home, surrounded and supported by family and friends.

For more information about different types of cancer, treatment options and prevention and early detection measures, visit www.cancer.org


Thomas Neal, MD
Thomas Neal, MD
Hematology/Oncology
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3361

Shawnta Speers, MD
Shawnta Speers, MD
Hematology/Oncology
902 North 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3361


The oncology nursing staff at Crisp Regional includes two dedicated full-time registered nurses who have worked in cancer care for several years and collaborate with the hematologists/oncologists to provide exceptional care for our patients.


Patient Stories

Suanna Smith was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010, shortly after she had a baby. Previously holding the position of registered nurse at Crisp Regional, she then became the patient.  She underwent surgery and chemotherapy at Crisp Regional and found warm, friendly and personalized care, as a patient.

“People think they need to go out of town for cancer care, but they don’t,” Suanna said. She advises others that they can stay local, that there is no need to travel.

Roy Dale‘s annual physical showed excessive protein in his urine. After a kidney biopsy, he was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder that occurs when antibody-producing cells don’t function properly and produce abnormal protein fibers called amyloids. His kidneys were impacted.

Roy receives chemotherapy weekly at Crisp Regional. He arrives early to eat breakfast in the hospital cafeteria, and his wife bakes homemade treats for the staff in radiology, the lab and chemotherapy every week. “I’ve been very impressed with the compassion and skill of those who provide my care at Crisp Regional,” Roy said. “The oncology nurses are truly good and caring people.”

Roy is preparing for a stem cell transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in January. He looks forward to returning to Cordele and Crisp Regional for follow-up care and anticipates his return to “normal” in four to six months.