Areas of focus: cancer treatment, palliative care for cancer patients (care to reduce the difficulty of serious disease)
Office: Burleson, Cleburne, and Fort Worth – Southwest
Board Certified in Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
“My approach to cancer treatment includes the latest medical advances. I also work with patients on issues like pain, fatigue, psychological issues, and nutrition. I believe in coordinating with other doctors, chaplains, social workers, psychiatrists or counselors, dieticians, and physical therapists—all as needed by each individual patient. Healing occurs on many different levels.”
Dr. Potluri brings her patients the benefit of years experience with a special focus on reducing the difficulty of dealing with serious disease. In addition to special training in palliative care, she offers the most up-to-date and aggressive cancer treatment including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, and biological therapy. She has a special interest in breast cancer treatment. Dr. Potluri believes in a team approach, bringing a wide range of medical and other professionals into a patient’s care for the best overall result.
Dr. Potluri’s background includes a distinguished medical education. She completed a segment of her internship at Staten Island University Hospital, New York, followed by a year of research at Cornell University Medical College, New York. She continued her advanced training with a three-year residency at Wayne State University/Health Center in Detroit, Michigan. This was followed by a fellowship in palliative care at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Potluri also completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, finishing her last year as chief fellow.
Dr. Potluri and her husband live in Fort Worth with their two children.