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You Get Access to Experienced Metabolic Oncologists from the Comfort of Your Home

Care Oncology has been treating patients since 2013. Our oncologists are experienced in working with many patients with different types of cancer and alongside many standard-of-care regimens. And we can coordinate care with your existing healthcare team. Meet our physicians.

Charles J. Meakin, MD, MHA

My name is Charles Meakin, and I am honored to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of Care Oncology.  I believe this dynamic company is helping shape the fourth field of cancer care of Metabolic Oncology.  My path toward this current role started well before medical school or residency at Stanford University.  My grandfather was a successful businessman and lectured me as an eager 8-10-year-old the importance of diet, exercise, determination, and discipline in a person’s life. He lived vigorously till 94, and I had the honor to be the one of his 26 grandchildren to give his eulogy. My father was an athlete and entrepreneur and when I was 12 gave me the Napoleon Hill book “Think and Grow Rich”. This book ignited the insight of the power of the mind and intention to further couple with my Catholic upbringing and daily prayer.  Although I played many standard sports, my curiosity with eastern thought towards health led me to find the inner-city YMCA Karate program, where I spent the years till college training.  Master Robinson was a 6 foot 4, muscular African American Vietnam veteran who preached vegetarianism, non-violence, respect, and discipline to his large teenage class.  I was one of two white kids, leaned so much and never wanted to miss a class.

After some discernment and consideration of the Glenmary Missionaries, I decided to marry and have a family ultimately and thus went forward and matriculated with the University of Notre Dame and studied economics and premedical curriculum.  I followed college with the University of Cincinnati Medical College back home.  I felt pulled to work with severe medical conditions where the body, mind and spirit interacts to impact the outcome. I liked math and physics and ultimately chose Radiation Oncology rather than the other surgical or medical oncology.  Stanford University was a great training opportunity as they were top in this field. Simultaneously, there were side courses available in San Francisco nearby in hypnosis, nutrition, eastern philosophy, and more.

I started the practice of oncology in 1989, and the 31 years have flown by quickly.   As a physician and clinic director, my goals were always to bring more holistic adjuvants to the standard care and assess their input on outcomes.  These things varied from simple balance training programs, nutrition strategies, supplements additive, portable 02, exercise bands, sleep hacks, and more. All these interventions had four things in common; their purpose was to improve treatment outcomes, they helped other health conditions, they were inexpensive and safe, and they were easy to access.  I became the strange guy in our large oncology group who focused on all these complimentary issues, but they tolerated me as I was always one of the busiest years after year.  Care Oncology continues to provide these four core objectives mentioned above and which is why I joined their genuine mission.

When I am not seeing a virtual consult now or reading a new metabolic strategy with a repurposed drug, I enjoy all things in nature.  My wife Lindsay and I love to hike the North Carolina Mountains trails near our home, stand up paddle boards on nearby lakes and rivers, and come winter heading to Montana to ski and snowboard with our two kids and friends.  Most of my charity work aims to get people outdoors, preserve nature, cancer services, and inspire human potential.  I am a career biohacker with many of the classic tools at home to test theories on myself and offer first-hand information to patients and families.

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Paul Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Paul Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. is the founder of the Institute of Integrative BioOncology (I2B). As a physician-scientist, he is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine and board-eligible for medical acupuncture. He has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has specialized in medical treatment of gastroenterological, lung, and prostate cancers. As a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology, he strongly advocates the application of evidence-based comprehensive and integrative approaches to treatment and health restoration.

He was named as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in 2008. Dr. Zhang is a well-known researcher and clinician in the areas of cancer stem cells, novel therapies, and solid tumors. He was among the first to define the growth requirements of cancer stem cells. He described the use of a novel class of drugs that induces cancer differentiation and cell death, histone deactylase (HDAC) inhibitors, and Zolinza (vorinostat) was the first FDA-approved HDAC inhibitor. His recent work focuses on the role of cancer stem cells in the response to novel drug combinations. He is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology.

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Christy M. Kesslering, M.D.

Dr. Christy Kesslering is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine. She finished her Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000 and has been treating patients in the Chicagoland area since that time. She has done additional studies in the fields of Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and the Terrain-Theory of cancer. She is a member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners and has been actively incorporating metabolic health practices into the care of oncology patients for many years. She has been named a Top Doctor multiple times by Castle Connelly and Chicago Magazine.

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Zoraida Mendez, M.D.

Languages: Fluent in Spanish and English

Experience:

October 01, 2002- December 31, 2018 Oncology physician at Salem Regional Medical Center -I was the only oncologist at that facility. Average of twenty five patients per day. Evaluated cases and created the treatments protocols. Did all Oncology inpatient consults.

July,01, 2000 – September 30, 2001 Locum tenems in Oncology for University Hospitals ofCleveland -Part time Emergency Room and Urgent Care physician for University Hospitalsof Cleveland.

July,01, 1993- June 30, 2000 Oncology staff physician, Bone marrow transplant Unit ClevelandClinic Foundation. Cleveland,Ohio.

Education:

July 01, 1990-June 30, 1993. Completed Hematology and Oncology Fellowship program atCleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland,Ohio.

July 01, 1988-June 30, 1990. Hospitalist at Saint Elizabeth Hospital of Youngstown,Ohio.

July 01, 1986-June 30, 1988. Completed Residency in Internal Medicine at Saint ElizabethHospital of Youngstown.

July 01, 1985-June 30, 1986. Internship at Saint Elizabeth Hospital of Youngstown.

October 30,1984. Obtained Medical Doctorate degree from Universidad Nacional PedroHenriquez Urena.

Jocelyn L. Tan-Shalaby, M.D., FACP

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Dr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Science major in Biology from the University of the Philippines and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the East, Philippines. She then trained for her Internal medicine residency at the Nassau County Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Long Island NY and the Bronx NY, respectively. She completed her Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Nebraska.

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Bunyan Stephens Dudley, M.D.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

CERTIFICATION:

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1978
  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985 Cert. #21634
  • Certified, Division of Gynecologic Oncology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1987 Cert. # 21634 O 

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Kristin Wohlschlagel, RN

An experienced and compassionate nurse, specializing in Oncology and Hospice/Palliative care. She is well-versed in both conventional and alternative or integrative therapies. She has advanced knowledge in the use of medicinal cannabis for both symptom management as well as integrative care protocols for serious chronic diseases.

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About the Care Oncology Clinic

Care Oncology Clinic was established in October 2014 by SEEK Group. Headquartered in London, SEEK is involved in research and development, sales of over the counter and prescription medicines and management and operation of clinics. It undertakes all these activities in order to bring safe, effective and low cost medicines to patients in the shortest time possible to radically improve human health in major disease areas.
 

Clinical Team

Charles J. Meakin, MD, MHA

Dr. Charles Meakin
Charles J. Meakin, MD, MHA
My name is Charles Meakin, and I am honored to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of Care Oncology.  I believe this dynamic company is helping shape the fourth field of cancer care of Metabolic Oncology.  My path toward this current role started well before medical school or residency at Stanford University.  My grandfather was a successful businessman and lectured me as an eager 8-10-year-old the importance of diet, exercise, determination, and discipline in a person’s life. He lived vigorously till 94, and I had the honor to be the one of his 26 grandchildren to give his eulogy. My father was an athlete and entrepreneur and when I was 12 gave me the Napoleon Hill book “Think and Grow Rich”. This book ignited the insight of the power of the mind and intention to further couple with my Catholic upbringing and daily prayer.  Although I played many standard sports, my curiosity with eastern thought towards health led me to find the inner-city YMCA Karate program, where I spent the years till college training.  Master Robinson was a 6 foot 4, muscular African American Vietnam veteran who preached vegetarianism, non-violence, respect, and discipline to his large teenage class.  I was one of two white kids, leaned so much and never wanted to miss a class. After some discernment and consideration of the Glenmary Missionaries, I decided to marry and have a family ultimately and thus went forward and matriculated with the University of Notre Dame and studied economics and premedical curriculum.  I followed college with the University of Cincinnati Medical College back home.  I felt pulled to work with severe medical conditions where the body, mind and spirit interacts to impact the outcome. I liked math and physics and ultimately chose Radiation Oncology rather than the other surgical or medical oncology.  Stanford University was a great training opportunity as they were top in this field. Simultaneously, there were side courses available in San Francisco nearby in hypnosis, nutrition, eastern philosophy, and more. I started the practice of oncology in 1989, and the 31 years have flown by quickly.   As a physician and clinic director, my goals were always to bring more holistic adjuvants to the standard care and assess their input on outcomes.  These things varied from simple balance training programs, nutrition strategies, supplements additive, portable 02, exercise bands, sleep hacks, and more. All these interventions had four things in common; their purpose was to improve treatment outcomes, they helped other health conditions, they were inexpensive and safe, and they were easy to access.  I became the strange guy in our large oncology group who focused on all these complimentary issues, but they tolerated me as I was always one of the busiest years after year.  Care Oncology continues to provide these four core objectives mentioned above and which is why I joined their genuine mission. When I am not seeing a virtual consult now or reading a new metabolic strategy with a repurposed drug, I enjoy all things in nature.  My wife Lindsay and I love to hike the North Carolina Mountains trails near our home, stand up paddle boards on nearby lakes and rivers, and come winter heading to Montana to ski and snowboard with our two kids and friends.  Most of my charity work aims to get people outdoors, preserve nature, cancer services, and inspire human potential.  I am a career biohacker with many of the classic tools at home to test theories on myself and offer first-hand information to patients and families. CareOncology.com 800-392-1353 Read More

Paul Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Paul ZhangPaul Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. is the founder of the Institute of Integrative BioOncology (I2B). As a physician-scientist, he is board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine and board-eligible for medical acupuncture. He has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has specialized in medical treatment of gastroenterological, lung, and prostate cancers. As a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology, he strongly advocates the application of evidence-based comprehensive and integrative approaches to treatment and health restoration. He was named as one of “America’s Top Physicians” in 2008. Dr. Zhang is a well-known researcher and clinician in the areas of cancer stem cells, novel therapies, and solid tumors. He was among the first to define the growth requirements of cancer stem cells. He described the use of a novel class of drugs that induces cancer differentiation and cell death, histone deactylase (HDAC) inhibitors, and Zolinza (vorinostat) was the first FDA-approved HDAC inhibitor. His recent work focuses on the role of cancer stem cells in the response to novel drug combinations. He is a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology. Read More

Christy M. Kesslering, M.D.

Dr. Christy KessleringDr. Christy Kesslering is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine. She finished her Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000 and has been treating patients in the Chicagoland area since that time. She has done additional studies in the fields of Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and the Terrain-Theory of cancer. She is a member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners and has been actively incorporating metabolic health practices into the care of oncology patients for many years. She has been named a Top Doctor multiple times by Castle Connelly and Chicago Magazine. Read More

Zoraida Mendez, M.D.

Dr. Zoraida MendezLanguages: Fluent in Spanish and English

Experience: 

October 01, 2002- December 31, 2018 Oncology physician at Salem Regional Medical Center -I was the only oncologist at that facility.  Average of twenty five patients per day. Evaluated cases and created the treatments protocols.  Did all Oncology inpatient consults.

July,01, 2000 – September 30, 2001 Locum tenems in Oncology for University Hospitals of Cleveland -Part time Emergency Room and Urgent Care physician for University Hospitals of Cleveland.

July,01, 1993- June 30, 2000 Oncology staff physician, Bone marrow transplant Unit Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland,Ohio.

Education: 

July 01, 1990-June 30, 1993. Completed Hematology and Oncology Fellowship program at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland,Ohio.

July 01, 1988-June 30, 1990. Hospitalist at Saint Elizabeth Hospital of Youngstown,Ohio.

July 01, 1986-June 30, 1988. Completed Residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Elizabeth Hospital of Youngstown.

July 01, 1985-June 30, 1986. Internship at Saint Elizabeth Hospital of Youngstown.

October 30,1984. Obtained Medical Doctorate degree from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena.

Jocelyn L. Tan-Shalaby, M.D., FACP

Dr. Jocelyn Tan  EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Dr. Tan holds a Bachelor of Science major in Biology from the University of the Philippines and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the East, Philippines. She then trained for her Internal medicine residency at the Nassau County Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Long Island NY and the Bronx NY, respectively. She completed her Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Nebraska.   Read More

Bunyan Stephens Dudley, M.D.

Bunyan Stephens Dudley, M.D.  EDUCATION AND TRAINING: CERTIFICATION:     
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1978
  • Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985 Cert. #21634
  • Certified, Division of Gynecologic Oncology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1987 Cert. # 21634 O 
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Kristin Wohlschlagel, RN

Nurse KristinAn experienced and compassionate nurse, specializing in Oncology and Hospice/Palliative care. She is well-versed in both conventional and alternative or integrative therapies. She has advanced knowledge in the use of medicinal cannabis for both symptom management as well as integrative care protocols for serious chronic diseases. Read More

Rebecca Gardella, RN

Rebecca Gardella, RNI am a chemotherapy, biotherapy certified registered nurse, licensed in the state of Ohio. I have 17 years current experience in chemotherapy, immunotherapy, monoclonal antibody, hematology and other related infusion administration and monitoring. I have 2 years current experience in Radiation patient care, assessing, evaluating and teaching. Read More
 

Christine Rogers, Case Manager

Christine RogersChris  is a case manager for Care Oncology and lives in Englewood Colorado.   A classically trained chef and an entrepreneur, Chris is thrilled to be part of the Care Oncology team and is looking forward to expanding her expertise to include how to use diet and nutrition to help support cancer patients.
Chris also enjoys playing tennis and hiking.

Julia Davenport, Case Manager

Julia DavenportJulia Davenport is a case manager with Care Oncology. She lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband and two children.  In her free time, she enjoys painting, teaching art and being outside in the Colorado mountains.

Kelsey Covell-King, Administrative Patient Support

Kelsey Covell-KingKelsey lives in Denver, CO with her husband and daughter. She is trained as a paramedic and has a bachelors degree in management. She is passionate about helping people and likes to cook, read and sew in her free time.