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OHC Physician Dr. Doug Hawley Announces Retirement

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April 30, 2015

OHC Co-Founding Physician Doug Hawley, MD, retires May 1 after 30 years of service.

OHC Co-Founding Physician Doug Hawley, MD, retires May 1 after 30 years of service.

It is with great sadness that we at OHC announce the May 1 retirement of our dear friend, and one of our five founding physicians, Doug Hawley, M.D.

In a letter sent to his patients, Dr. Hawley explained, “I love what I do now; I am as enthusiastic as I was 30 years ago when I first started my practice. But, as I turn 65 years old this coming year, I worry that the 18 hour days, missed meals and missed sleep are becoming and increasing threat to my good health. Although I would love to do this until age 90, I just don’t think it’s realistic.”

He added, “…the thought of leaving my practice has been an intensely difficult one. It has been an honor and an unbelievable privilege to care for each and everyone of you, and there is a strong chance I will be thinking about you for years to come.”

For all of us who know and work with Dr. Hawley, it’s no small statement that we feel exactly the same way about him.

We at OHC, and his many patients, appreciate and are grateful for the OHC that he helped shape and grow. We are today one of the nation’s largest oncology groups, and importantly, the Tri-state’s only remaining independent oncology practice. What a tremendous legacy!

For those of you who wonder about your future care, you’re in caring, skilled hands. Per Dr. Hawley’s recommendation, you will be wonderfully cared for in the OHC tradition by his partners Dr. Randy Drosick and Dr. Irfan Firdaus at the new OHC Eden Park office located at 2025 Reading Road (opens May 18).

In addition, Dr. Mauricio Escobar will be joining our Eden Park team in early July. Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Andy Guinigundo, Aimee Brown, Brooke Gillespie, and Lisa Moorman will continue to provide you with excellent continuity of care.

Dr. Hawley, your OHC family will greatly miss you. As will your patients. We will honor you by continuing our care for each and every patient with the same dedication, skill, and compassion that you so freely gave for 30 years.

And for those of you who want to know what’s next for Dr. Hawley, among other things, he will be passing along his experience and knowledge to future generations of physicians as a professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati.


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  1. Dr.Hawley helped my family so much during my late husbands cancer treatment! I talk about Dr. Hawley so often when I’m working both as a TN Careally Coordinator and as a floor RN! Dr. Hawley raises the bar for so many doctors I come in contact with! I think of him often especially when I see easter candy, Campbell soup and gold fish crackers! God bleso you Dr. Hawley, your beautiful wife and family! Enjoy your retirement!

  2. Michael Massey says:

    Back in 1995 I had a tumor on my thigh. I was well taken care of by Dr Hawley and his team. He’s a good guy as well as a good doctor and he always listened when you talked. Way back in the day, I was a musician and so was Doctor Hawley. It was fun talking about that with him. Wishing you a very happy retirement Doc. You certainly deserve it.