WALKER CANCER CARE CENTER
Simon-Williamson Clinic, PC has been a part of the Birmingham medical community since 1935. Due to our location on the Baptist Princeton campus, we have been proud to provide quality medical care for patients from Walker County and surrounding areas for many years. Our Hematology/Oncology department was started in 1983 by Dr. Rudolph Navari and Dr. George Perrine, and has continued to this day under the leadership of Dr. Michael Garcia.
For the last 20 years, Dr. Garcia has had an established relationship with the Walker Baptist Cancer Center. Dr. Garcia initially started his oncology practice in Jasper in Walker Baptist Hospital using just four exam rooms as the first office. From that, the Cancer Center has grown steadily, adding Dr. Joelle Hamilton over a decade ago.
SWC took over the operations of the Walker Cancer Center in September 2016 with the goal of expanding the services provided. Dr. Navari has returned to the Birmingham area after serving as a dean and director at Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend and working for the World Health Organization and sees patients at the Cancer Center on Thursdays.
SWC accepts most major payors including Medicare, many Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicaid. We help patients with large deductibles access financial assistance through pharmaceutical company drug programs and private foundations for their treatments. Additionally, patients can receive infusions of a number of specialized medications ordered by their primary care physicians or other specialists without having to travel to Birmingham.
Dr. Garcia, Dr. Hamilton, and Dr. Navari have always focused on providing the most compassionate and evidence-based care to their patients. They maintain excellent working relationships with radiation oncologists, primary care physicians, surgeons, and other specialists, both in Jasper and in Birmingham
The physicians and staff of the SWC Walker Cancer Center are committed to the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients, and will be with you every step of the way.
"We love Dr. Elmer. He was my doctor as a kid, now he's my son's doctor. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a pediatrician."
"I saw Dr. Wu today he's such an amazing doctor. He takes the time to listen to what you have to say... Thanks for a super check-up!"
"Dr. Kirby is my doctor! He's such a kind-hearted, gentle, and loving man with all his patients!!! So amazing with a good soul!!"
"Dr. Sahlie is awesome! She became my daughter's pediatrician in 2005, later my nephew, and nieces."
"Dr. Cooper and her staff are amazing. I have never received such high quality care or been so respected by medical providers before!."
"Dr. Lindsey's a good doctor. Wendy is always so helpful and always calls you back!"
"Dr. Kennedy is the most kind and caring doctor you will ever meet. She takes good care of me and several friends and family members from Cullman, Alabama."
"I have been an oncology patient at SWC for over 6 years. In no particular order I want to express my sincere thanks to the staff for the empathy, patience, and compassion they have selflessly extended to their patients during some of our most difficult days. What you do isn't easy nor is it taken for granted. It is a true calling that God placed on your hearts and I like so many others would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! It's people like you that make it easier for people like me to keep fighting."