Physicians & Staff
The dedicated women and men of the Cancer Network
Our dedicated team works together to develop individualized treatment plans
designed to address each patient’s specific healthcare needs. The Baptist Regional
Cancer Network is able to provide the most comprehensive treatment program for
patients because of its diverse team of professionals.
Meet the Physicians
Ernest Hymel, MD,PhD,MBA
Doctorate in Biophysics
University of Texas Medical Branch
Radiation Oncology training from the University of North Carolina
Danny Chow, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Alumnus
School of Medicine Alumnus
Postgraduate Fellowship at Cambridge University, England
Chisa Echendu, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine Alumnus
Western Reserve Health Education Alumnus
Harry Smith, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Alumnus
Wright State University School of Medicine
Fellowship Hematology/Oncology, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Sohail Akbani, MD
Dow Medical College
University of Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
King Edward Medical University
Wright State University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Ashley Humphreys, AGACNP-BC
Adult Gerontology Acute Care
RN Lamar University
NP Walden University
10 years nursing experience in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care, Organ Transplant, Cardiology, Oncology/Hematology
Amanda Huang, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Falon Richard, NP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Periodically, we like to recognize members of our exceptional team. Congratulations to Michelle Esclovon for being our current spotlight subject! Learn more about about the work Michelle does with the Baptist Regional Cancer Network:
Michelle Esclovon is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree and an Oncology Certification. She has 14 years of experience in nursing, 13 of those in Oncology, where she is also certified in Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Administration. She is the Informatics Nurse at the Baptist Regional Cancer Network, which means that she incorporates nursing, computer, and information sciences to maintain and develop medical data and systems to support the practice of nursing and to improve patient care outcomes.
Michelle is passionate about her role in delivering crucial information that helps the nursing team care for patients safely. She feels that the contribution of nurse informaticists in developing and improving technology such as electronic medical records and computerized provider ordering has been critical in reducing medical errors, delays in patient care, and health care costs. She happened upon this field when it was a new concept, and she had the most experience with the applications at the time. Now she enjoys using data analytics to see how we can improve our program, as well as the care our patients receive.
Outside of work, Michelle has turned a photography pastime into an award-winning hobby. She received Best in Show at the Silsbee Ice House Museum for her photographic entry, and she was commissioned by the Sabine County Hospital to supply her photographs, which now hang the walls of the entire facility. Her favorite subject is the Big Thicket with its great biodiversity.
You can reach Michelle at Michelle.Esclovon@bhset.net.