Oncologist and hematologist Tezo Karedan, MD, has recently joined the cancer care team at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Delbert Day Cancer Institute (DDCI).
Dr. Karedan earned her medical degree from Odessa State Medical University in Odessa, Ukraine, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Trivandrum Medical College at the University of Kerala, India.
She also completed residency training in internal medicine at McLaren Regional Medical Center at Michigan State University in Flint, Michigan, and a clinical fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Karedan said she knew she wanted to be a physician since childhood.
Her favorite aspect about being a care provider is giving hope to patients. “Physicians have a special bond with their patients,” she said, noting that doctors are mentors and guides to their patients.
As for why she chose PCRMC, Dr. Karedan said she likes that Rolla is just the right-sized community. “I like this place. It’s comfortable,” she said.
Dr. Karedan encourages patients to practice preventative care. “Be aware of yourself,” she said, so that when something is different with your body, you can let your provider know.
Do exercise, but don’t smoke, she recommends. In addition, she urges patients to get screening studies done.
Dr. Karedan has been practicing for three years. After completing her residency, she worked at one of the biggest cancer centers in India, where she was involved in the care of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. She also worked in rural, underserved areas of India and was a primary care physician in the suburbs of Trivandrum, India.
To learn more about Dr. Karedan, or to make an appointment, please visit pcrmc.com or call 573-364-9000.