New Patient Information

Southern Cancer Center

Thank you for choosing Southern Cancer Center for your hematology/oncology needs. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the highest level of care and that your privacy and safety are well preserved. We strive to meet or exceed the needs of our patients and to help them navigate from patient to survivor. It is why we exist and it is our passion.

New Patient Information

Appointments can always be scheduled within one week. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment to allow time for registration. If we have your email address, you will receive an email invitation to join our patient portal powered by Navigating Cancer. On the portal website, you will create an account and proceed through the registration wizard. Please be as thorough as possible when entering your medical history, and list any medications you are currently taking. By doing so, you will greatly reduce the amount of time spent in registration at the office. Bring your insurance cards, photo ID, and a list of your medications. If you have questions, we suggest you write them down prior to your appointment. The first visit to our clinic is very informative and there will be a great deal of information presented to you. Writing down questions beforehand will ensure you are as prepared for your visit as possible. Your doctor will review all of your results, and together, you will formulate a plan of care.

Diagnostic Studies and Imaging

Your doctor may find it necessary to order diagnostic studies or other imaging. A member of our staff will schedule any imaging studies or procedures at the appropriate hospital or agency and in the time frame ordered by your physician. Except for emergency situations, diagnostic studies, imaging, or other procedures will not be scheduled while you are in the office. If your insurance company requires that we obtain prior authorization for these studies or procedures, we will obtain that authorization on your behalf prior to your scheduled appointment. Our scheduling staff will contact you by telephone or mail the documentation to you informing you of your appointment as well as any special instructions pertinent to the scheduled event. Should you have questions about diagnostic scheduling or insurance pre-authorization, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.

Contacting Your Physician

After you have been seen in the clinic, please feel free to call us during normal business hours for any questions you may have. We can be reached directly at 251-625-6896 or toll free at 1-888-625-6896. Your physician’s nurse will return your call by the close of business that day. We have a dedicated after hours and weekend physician/nurse team available for emergencies should you require assistance after normal business hours. For prescription refill requests, you may call the main number to be transferred to the appropriate site’s prescription request line. NOTE: We do not call in narcotic pain medications or other drugs that require hard copy prescriptions by the pharmacy. If there is a question or issue with your prescription request, you will be contacted by a member of our staff. Please allow 24 hours for all prescription requests.

Treatment Options
  • Intravenous Chemotherapy
  • Biotherapy
  • High Dose Chemotherapy
  • Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell Transplantation
  • Intracavitary Chemotherapy
  • Instillation Therapy
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy
  • Intravenous Infusions
  • Support Therapy
Southern Cancer Center Services Provided
  • Patient education for chemotherapy
  • Central venous access device care and teaching
  • On-site pharmacy to dispense oral chemotherapy medications and select other medications
  • On-site laboratory services
  • On site IT department
  • On site billing services
  • American Cancer Society Closets on site
  • Prescription voicemail available to leave prescription refill requests to be called in to the pharmacy of your choice
    Note: we do not call in prescriptions for narcotics
  • Online patient portal for access to your medical records. To access the portal, click here
  • Participation in clinical research
Hours of Service

We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the Springhill Medical Center location open for supportive care on Saturday and Sunday mornings by appointment only. Please call 251-625-6896 to schedule your appointment. Please take a moment to review our policy for late cancellations or missed visits.

I can’t express the appreciation and admiration that our entire family has for SCC and the people who work within! It is clear that the staff and physicians were called by God to give loving care to those fighting cancer. I wish there was a cured, but in the meantime, I believe that no better care would be found anywhere else. If you or a loved one has the unfortunate diagnosis of cancer, rest assured that you will be loved, supported and cared for in a way that eases the fear and supports hope. THANK YOU, Southern Cancer Center, for all you do to support those in need of your care!

Jim   

SCC nurses are a credit to their profession, and all patients like me are confident that the highest standards define Southern Cancer Center staff.

Suzanne   

This place is amazing! Each person there greets you with a smile and they go out of their way to make you comfortable! If you have to be at a place like this, this certainly is the one!

Susie   

They are by far the most awesome group of physicians and staff that you could ever ask for. I am a cancer survivor and very thankful that I am a patient of theirs, but I am truly beyond blessed that God gave me such an amazing doctor and friend in Dr. Meshad. He has been there every step of the way with such an amazing smile on his face and always a sweet hug.

Melissa   

SCC is amazing. Everyone there, from when you walk in the door are so nice and personable, calling you by your name, to the nurses in doctors office to the back at treatment. Even the ladies in pharmacy are nice. The fact that we have cancer is bad enough, but these people, well I just can’t say enough good about them, they make treatment day an ease for me. I thank God for people like them.

Donna   

Thank you, Southern Cancer Center, for treating, saving and putting up with me for so many years now. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two weeks after a major hurricane and had no where locally to receive treatment, until Southern Cancer Center opened their arms to myself and others who so desperately needed help. At a time when my whole world was falling apart Dr. George reassured me there was hope… and Southern Cancer Center provided it!

Tina   

Words can’t describe how wonderful my doctor and the staff have been to me through a very difficult time. They do all they can to make it easier and I thank God that he put each and every one of them in my life.

Pat   

Thank you for all you do, the entire staff is awesome. I really appreciate the professional care, love and support each of you gave me during my illness. I miss seeing your smiling faces. Keep up the good work and God bless!

Jenny   

A stellar team, in every realm! So grateful for their dedication and hard work to help ensure stronger health for those of us who need an oncologist and hematologist!

Sue   

Today was my first visit to your office. I was a little nervous about coming but I was greeted with a friendly smile, compassion and above all southern hospitality from each staff member I met. Patient care and satisfaction are definitely top priority. Thank you all for caring so much!

Brenda   

These are awesome people with compassionate, southern hospitality. More than a medical family, they are my second family.

Betty   

All of the staff at SCC are so kind, caring and very understanding. I feel like my doctor really cares and includes me and my family in all the decision making. I would highly recommend this cancer center to anyone facing the cancer journey! The chemo nurses are GREAT, very kind and patient with my questions and concerns! They do not mind answering your questions and they can give you printed information on your medications and side effects. They also give you a copy of your lab reports.

Debbie   

As an 8-year breast cancer survivor, my experience with SCC couldn’t have been more pleasant under the most unpleasant of circumstances. The staff, from the doctors and nurses to the front desk, are all caring individuals who provide their patients with the best care and treatment. Dr. Meshad is the best! Thank you, SCC, for taking such good care of me!

Kelly   

My 1st encounter with SCC was with my husband who had tongue cancer. Such professional,caring, knowledgeable and compassionate people welcomed us like family. As he was entering into survivorship mode I became the patient with breast cancer. I actually looked forward to getting my Chemo cocktail. Again they were sweet, kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. I still see them every month to get my port flushed but I am a survivor just like my husband. God blessed us with the best. Thanks Dr. Jones and Skyler, Amanda, Elaine, Beth and all the girls in the lab and chemo nurses. You all will be my family forever ! Love you❤️

Sarah