Dr. Robert Hoyer, an oncology and hematology specialist at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs, will begin seeing patients today at the specialty clinic at Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Clinic located in Trinidad.

Dr. Hoyer’s clinic will enable patients in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico to receive this critical care and treatment closer to their homes.

“It’s a very underserved area right now, in terms of cancer care services,” Hoyer said. “Until now, patients from the Trinidad area had to go to Pueblo or Colorado Springs for oncology and hematology care.”

Hoyer, who has been treating cancer patients at Memorial Hospital since 2008, is board-certified in oncology and hematology. He specializes in gastrointestinal cancers and lung cancer. Hoyer earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

Hoyer will practice in Trinidad one day a month, beginning Monday, Feb. 15. His focus will be on providing care and management of hematologic and oncologic conditions.

“I am a strong believer in partnering with patients to develop plans of care tailored to their particular needs,” Hoyer said. “I also believe in multidisciplinary cancer treatment, which involves cancer specialists working as a team to determine how best to help each patient.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Hoyer joining our visiting physician Specialty Clinic team,” said John Tucker, CEO of Mt. San Rafael Hospital and Clinics. “His practice is crucial to our community, and it has been a longtime desire of ours to be able to offer his expertise to patients in our area. Ensuring patients can receive their treatment closer to home is a big deal – for us and our community. We’re grateful to have Dr. Hoyer provide management of oncology and hematology patients locally.”

Hoyer’s office will be located at the Mt. San Rafael Hospital Professional Complex, 328 S. Bonaventure Ave, in Suite 2. Patients or providers seeking information about appointments or referrals can call 719-365-6568.

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