Athens Brain Center Testimonials

Treatment you can trust

My year was off to a rocky start. Recently diagnosed with breast cancer, a round of X-rays now showed a spot on my brain. It all happened so quickly — it was something I was going through, but it affected my entire family.

I was under the care of University Cancer & Blood Center’s Dr. James Splichal for breast cancer. He referred me to Dr. Gordon Schoenfeld of Athens Brain Center, a division of UCBC, because I was as a candidate for treatment with the cutting-edge technology offered there.

When you’re going through something like this, all you want to know is, “What’s best for me?” Dr. Schoenfeld was so patient, and answered every one of my questions. Some doctors don’t remember that you are sitting there scared to death.

You have to have confidence in your doctor. Once I felt that confidence in Dr. Schoenfeld, it was an easy decision to go with this new treatment.

— Louise Cartmell, Winder

World-class technology

When my lung cancer moved to the brain, I felt more than a little bit lost. My husband and I have lived in Commerce all our lives, but we didn’t know an oncologist. We were referred to Dr. Schoenfeld, who put together my radiation treatment plan. Back in 2000, my mother-in-law faced a similar brain condition, but the technology at that time wasn’t what it is today. The technology used in my treatment is world-class, and I was able to get the very latest treatment right near my home.

I know some people don’t like to mention God, but I do believe God guided us to Dr. Schoenfeld, who gave us hope along with the high-tech treatment. Cancer is never a “good” experience, but it’s a comfort to be so thoughtfully cared for by the wonderful people at Athens Brain Center.

— Lynn Owensby of Commerce

The best care around

Here’s what you need to know about Athens Brain Center: You won’t get better care anywhere else.

I’m really, really pleased with my experience with Dr. Schoenfeld and Athens Brain Center. They treat you like family there. Dr. Schoenfeld will sit with you as long as you need him to, and explain everything so clearly to you. He’s just a good doctor, with a great personality. He treats you like he’s known you all your life — I’d recommend him to anybody for brain cancer treatment. He’s made a big difference in my care.

— Dallas Fowler of Bowman 

Top care in our community

Here’s what I want to say about my experience: ‘Job well done, Dr. Schoenfeld.’

University Cancer & Blood Center has treated three members of my family: My mother, my brother and me. For all of us, it was the best experience possible.

Everyone on the staff was extremely nice, especially Dr. Schoenfeld. God blessed them with the knowledge they need to keep improving the care for us. We are blessed to have top-notch technology and treatment for us right here in Athens.

— Erica Stowers-Williams of Watkinsville