Dr. Brittany H. Case
Medical Oncology & Hematology
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama Health System
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
“My name is Brittany Case and I’m a medical oncologist here at Southern Cancer Center, and I’ve been here since August of 2021.
I’m an Alabama girl, born and raised. I’m from a very tiny town called Kinston. I am married to Butch Case, he’s from Tuscaloosa so we’re both Alabama born. We have two little girls, Vivien and Carson. We also have two Goldendoodle babies, Sipsey and Sadie. So of course having two kids we don’t have a whole lot of spare time, needless to say, but I love to read and we love to travel whenever we get a chance. I’m a sucker for true crime podcasts, so that’s kind of what I do whenever I’m in the car all the way to and from work. I also love to cook whenever I have time.
Whenever your patients know who you are as a person, I think that’s really important. I will very often ask them, ‘how long have you lived here?’, ‘are you from here originally?’, or ‘when did you move?’. I think that really helps your patients to connect with you.
I like to think of myself as the quarterback of their cancer care. Whenever you think about a person having a new diagnosis of cancer, there are often a lot of physicians that they get referred to. That may be me, they may have a surgeon, they may have a radiation oncologist. It can get to be really overwhelming when you’re going to all these different physicians and getting information, so I think as their medical oncologist I like to be their home base for them to be able to come to and say, ‘hey, I met with these people and I need you to tell me in our gameplan of treating my cancer what steps things are going to go in and what I can expect’.
A lot of people ask whenever they find out I’m an oncologist they say, ‘why in the world would you ever want to do that job’, because people assume that it’s just all sad news and doom and gloom all the time. I tell those people when you get to walk into a room and tell a patient who has gone through chemotherapy and radiation and surgery that their cancer free and celebrate with that patient, there’s no other feeling in the world like that.”