Gunnison Valley Hospital

Cancer Treatment Center

Care & Compassion for Those Dealing with Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is among the most difficult to receive. Concern, fear and confusion are just a few of the emotions that come into play; emotions that affect the patient and everyone close to them.

We understand that cancer is a lot ot handle. That's why we offer personalized chemotherapy treatment in a calm, comfortable setting, right here in Gunnison County.

Chemotherapy Provided Locally

Nothing is easy for cancer patients. As treatment progresses they often experience fatigue and need help getting to and from treatment. Traveling long distances just adds to the burden, particularly in winter, which is one of the reasons why Gunnison Valley Health opened the Cancer Care Center.

Treatments take place in a quiet, private environment and we work to treat each patient as an individual. Simple things like arranging treatments at times that work for the patient and their families and giving cell phone numbers for questions that come up after hours are part of how we deliver care.

Since we work with physicians in other communities, part-time residents can continue therapy during their time in the Valley.

Highest Standard of Care from Dedicated Specialists

The Gunnison Valley Health oncology team includes Eric Schmidt, M.D., an oncologist who is board certified in oncology and internal medicine, and Allan Miller, M.D., who is board certified in oncology and hematology. Working together, these two doctors are able to meet with new patients and check in with patients already receiving treatments in Gunnison for one day each week (Dr. Miller visits the first three Wednesdays of each month, Dr. Schmidt visits the last Tuesday of each month). Gunnison Valley Health is fortunate to have acquired two physicians who are skilled in the latest cancer treatment protocols and are well-known for spending extra time with patients and their families.

The Cancer Treatment Center is supported by Chuck Turner, RN who is dedicated full-time for oncology patients. Mr. Turner is the department director and is certified as an oncology nurse with over ten years experience. Mr. Turner is passionate about providing personalized care for patients before, during and after treatment.
Eric W. Schmidt, M.D.

Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Internship at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus, New Haven, CT
Residency and Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
Allan M. Miller, M.D.

Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Univeristy of Minnesota, Graduate Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Indiana University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
Indiana University Hospitals, Internship & Residency
Beth Israel Hospital's Harvard School of Medicine, Fellowships in Hematology & Oncology
Chuck Turner, R.N., BSN, OCN

Western State College
Regis University, Denver, CO
The team treats multiple types of cancers such as breast, lung, colon, ovarian, prostate and brain tumors. Gunnison Valley Health oncology also treats blood malignancies such a leukemias, lymphomas and different kinds of myeloma.

For an Appointment please call the Cancer Treatment Center at (970) 642-4773