Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) announced that one of its community partners recently joined NAH as an employed physician. Board-certified radiation oncologist, Stephanie Rice, MD, had been providing her services through NAH as a contracted physician since January 2022. She is accepting new patients now at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, 1329 N. Beaver Street in Flagstaff.
Dr. Rice specializes in radiation oncology with a special interest in head and neck cancers; soft tissue sarcoma; and gastrointestinal cancers such as liver, pancreatic, rectal and anal cancers. She performs a broad scope of general radiation oncology and is board-certified to treat all cancers and non-cancerous processes requiring radiation therapy.
“I am pleased that I can continue to care for patients in the northern Arizona community,” said Dr. Rice. “It’s important to me that I listen closely to each person to understand their needs, concerns and personal wishes. I see myself as a member of my patients’ team on their journey through cancer care, as I believe in seeing my patients as a person first, not just a diagnosis. I think that open and honest discussions is the best way for me, the patient and their family to create a treatment plan that achieves the best possible health outcome,” added Dr. Rice.
Dr. Rice earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, and her bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine technology from the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Rice is board-certified in radiation oncology through the American Board of Radiology.