“Although two of my sisters had been previously diagnosed with breast cancer, when I received the news after a normal mammogram the latter part of 2011 that this awful disease was lying dormant in my body, I was completely devastated! I thought to myself that no one, especially a doctor, would be able to assist me with a positive outlook, especially due to my family history. I remember the day as if it were yesterday when I met Dr. Quiñones; it was one of the most pleasurable medical experiences I have encountered. Although I was faced with a long road ahead, Dr. Quiñones along with his staff made me feel at ease and comfortable.
After my surgery, Dr. Quiñones went to give my family an update on my medical status. Once they received the update, Dr. Quiñones gave each member an individual hug and ensured them that I was in good hands. My family was beyond impressed that he actually cared about his patient enough to personally speak to and comfort them as well. For them, this gesture and simple art of expression was beyond the power of words. Dr. Quiñones is an example of how all physicians should treat and follow-up with their patients. He is one of the few doctors that I have encountered that does not treat his patients as a number or statistic but actually cares and demonstrates humanity and respect. The overall care has been a delightful experience and I would certainly recommend him to other patients.”
- Fredia Spence
“Dr. Quiñones came into my life in January of 2000. I had just been told that I had cancer and had been sent to an oncologist for confirmation. After the initial test, the oncologist sent me to Dr. Quiñones. His initial examination and consultation with my husband and me were exactly what we needed… hearing calm words of what would be done, spoken with confidence and assurance so we know that we were in the care of one who really cared about his patients and also one that was very knowledgeable about cancer.
Dr. Quiñones promised me, after my first cancer surgery, that he was going to be taking the best possible care of me. He has kept that promise throughout the past eight years, which have included two more surgeries. His alertness, through listening to what I’ve said to him reviewing my scans, has kept this terrible disease from taking over my body.
I have been cancer free for the past two and a half years now. I still see Dr. Quiñones every four months, and each time it’s a reconfirmation that his thoroughness and knowledge came along just when I needed it. He genuinely cares, not just for my health, but for my entire well being.
I once told Dr. Quiñones that he was one of my “three Musketeers,” along with my oncologist and gynecologist. Together, these three doctors have directed my walk through cancer without the extreme difficulties that so many have had. While I’ve had three surgeries, I know the high quality of life I have today is due to being in Dr. Quiñones’s care.
I would most confidently recommend anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer to contact Dr. Quiñones immediately to get him on their team of care specialists. He is the best.”
- Jerre Ramlow
“Cancer. The big C. Perhaps the most dreaded word one can hear when visiting your physician. My journey began in the fall of 1999. It started with a loss of appetite and a choking sensation every time I tried to eat. Around Christmas time, I had a scan and the attending physician had four radiologists review the results. Three of the doctors believed there was nothing to be concerned about, but the fourth said he believed there was something there that needed to be studied further.
Consequently, the doctor ordered a biopsy and the results came back positive. I had esophageal/stomach cancer, and the recommendation was for the removal of both. I was referred to an Oncologist at the Georgia Cancer Specialists office in Conyers and began treatment with both chemotherapy and radiation at the same time. This was a tough time and there were times when I wondered if I would even survive the treatment, let alone the cancer.
Following this treatment, I was referred to Doctor Quiñones (Dr. Q) who performed surgery for the cancer in April of 2000. I was very blessed in having great doctors in the process, and especially in having Dr. Q to perform my surgery. I do not believe anyone else could have done a better job in taking care of me during this time.
It has been nine years since my surgery, and today I am cancer free. I am thankful each day for the gift of life and the wonderful medical personnel who used their gifts to ensure my healing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Q and his staff to anyone who has this dreaded disease and is in need of his services.”
- Jim Turner
Emory at Decatur
Surgery & Surgical Oncology
2675 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Emory at Hillandale
Surgery & Surgical Oncology
5910 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058