Dr. J. Reece Jones
Medical Oncology & Hematology
Medical School: University of Mississippi
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Board Certification: Medical Oncology
Board Certification: Hematology
“My name is Reece Jones. I’m a physician here at Southern Cancer Center. I’ve been here since 2013.
At home on a weekend I’m spending time with my family. We’re hanging out watching TV, watching movies, watching sports. We’re chasing the kids around to various events. Whether it’s school, their sporting events, going to sporting events, swimming in the pool, boating in the river. Anything that that gets us together as a family. Because unfortunately, I don’t get to see my family as much as I would like during the week from work and the activities they have. So we’re playing a little catch-up time on the weekends.
Relaxation is big for me. I have to be able to turn it off a little bit at night. One thing I like to do is read. I like history. Civil war history is always been a little bit of a passion. I grew up in Mississippi close to Vicksburg. When I was a kid, I didn’t really understand what the civil war was, but there was a battlefield memorial, so we would drive around. Actually as a child I found some civil war bullets in this gully next to a hotel we were staying in. Maybe that’s where a little bit of this passion comes from.
The patients definitely become part of my family without a doubt. I mean to be quite honest I tell my wife this, I spend more time with my patients than I do with my family. It’s just a nature of the business. And obviously when I get home I try to do everything I can to be with my family. But the amount of time we spend and the personal relationship we established, you can’t help but them become a part of your family and care about them deeply.
Chemotherapy scares people. There’s a lot of preconceived notions going on in terms of sickness and hair loss and nausea and vomiting, because maybe they saw a relative go through that in the past. So there is a lot of fear, not only with the diagnosis but with the treatment that comes with it. And so a lot of my job in the beginning is to try to calm their fears. Not only for the disease they have, but that the treatment that’s coming. That hey, we can get you through this. We can support you with medications and help you get through an aggressive treatment with relatively minor toxicity.”
Dr. Jones is an exceptional doctor who cares about his patients and spends time with you to explain the plan, process, procedure of your treatment. The staff are amazing, friendly, caring individuals who make your visits as pleasurable as possible. I have every confidence in Dr. Jones with my treatments.
Excellent care and compassionate, pleasant attitude when taking care of your needs. My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Jones. We appreciate the time he spends with you, and highly recommend him to anyone with cancer or a blood disorder.
I’m half-way through my chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Dr. Jones and his staff are very knowledgeable, caring, kind, and compassionate. I felt like a deer in the headlights when I learned I had cancer. All the information you take in and try to process is overwhelming and confusing. Dr. Jones listened to all my questions and helped me wade through the information. He made sure I knew what I needed to know when I need to know it. My treatments have been very attentive and positive, and the environment and atmosphere are calming and relaxing.
Dr. Jones is the best oncologist! He took time to explain my diagnosis, answer questions I had and together we discussed treatment options. His manner is one of professionalism, but he really listens...which is so important as you navigate having cancer. Highly recommend Dr. Jones.
Dr. Jones and his team are great! Every time I went for a treatment I felt as if I was part of a well-functioning family, not just another patient. I trusted them with my life, and I never felt that my trust was misplaced