UCBC Expands to Covington

Office brings advanced cancer care to Rockdale, Newton counties

By Dr. Petros Nikolinakos

With the addition of its new Covington office, University Cancer & Blood Center (UCBC) has expanded its capacity to nine clinics now serving eight locations. This means that the most advanced cancer care – and a clinical research program that is the second largest in Georgia – is now available to citizens throughout northeast Georgia.
University Cancer & Blood Center offers medical and radiation oncology care at separate locations in Athens, as well as locations in Demorest, Covington, Greensboro, Lavonia, Monroe, Toccoa and Winder.

Since 1981, University Cancer & Blood Center’s highly skilled medical professionals have provided every patient with the most advanced cancer care available in an atmosphere of caring and compassion.
UCBC participates in nearly every insurance plan as well as Medicare and Medicaid. UCBC is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa), POS Products for the State Health Benefit Plan – and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
UCBC’s clinical research program is one of only seven practices in the country to receive the 2013 Clinical Trials Participation Award. University Cancer & Blood Center is committed to National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center standards of excellence for patient care.

Our patients have the benefit of treatments close to home – from highly regarded physicians who trained at the nation’s finest cancer centers – and access to the best therapies medical science can provide.
Dr. Frederick “Eric” Flynt, MD, FACP, serves patients at the new Covington location. Dr. Flynt is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology.

A graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine, Dr. Flynt is a distinguished military physician who served on active duty with the United States Air Force as an oncologist/hematologist and flight surgeon, including a tour in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Dr. Flynt completed his residency in internal medicine at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where he eventually was chosen to serve as chief of medical residents. He went on to complete a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC).

University Cancer & Blood Center’s Covington office is located at 10155 Eagle Drive in Covington, Ga., 30014. The office phone number is 706.353.2990 or 800.892.2806 (toll-free).

As the community’s oldest medical and radiation oncology group, we at UCBC treasure our relationship with each person who puts his or her trust in our medical expertise. It’s a trust we accept with honor and humility. And we want you to know what we do to earn that trust.