Patient-centered, compassionate gynecologic oncology care in North Florida and South Georgia
Gynecologic Oncology, A Division of Edwards Cancer Center brings more than 20 years of experience. The practice joined Edwards Cancer Center in Mayof 2023 and expands patients’ access to comprehensive care for women in North Florida and South Georgia.
1963 Village Green Way, Suite C
Tallahassee, FL 32308
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Dr. Margarett Ellison
Dr. Ellison earned her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA. After completing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology, she was awarded a gynecologic oncology fellowship at Brown University / Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI. Dr. Ellison also holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Prior to beginning private practice, Dr. Ellison completed U.S. Army Officer basic training and served from 2001 until 2003 as Assistant Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX and, from January to June 2003, she served as a general surgeon for the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, Dr. Ellison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, USAR.
Dedicated to clinical research, she has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine. Her professional interests include minimally invasive management of gynecologic malignancies, radical pelvic surgery, robotic surgery for benign and malignant gynecologic surgery, hospice and palliative medicine.
Areas of Specialty
- Gynecologic Oncology (Uterine, Ovarian, Cervical, Vaginal, Vulvar)
- Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
- Chemotherapy for GYN Malignancies
Ovarian Cancer: Know the Facts
Ovarian cancer grows rapidly. It can change from early to advanced stages quickly. Knowing the symptoms and understanding how to care for yourself is crucial. Click below for an informative webinar created by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Listen to the entire program or click the links for answers to questions you may have.
Gynecologic Oncology, A Division of Edwards Cancer Center, is committed to providing high-quality, timely and friendly laboratory services for our patients. We serve our patients’ laboratory needs locally, reducing trips to multiple locations often required for routine and specialized laboratory testing.
Centralized pathology services provide complete, accurate and timely diagnostic reports. Our centralized pathology lab is a state-of-the-art facility staffed with highly specialized laboratory scientists, and a surgical pathologist to serve the needs of our practice.
Prescriptions back to top
The use of oral oncolytics (pill form of chemotherapy/immunotherapy) in cancer treatment is fast growing. This year, approximately 30% of all cancer drugs will be available in pill form, including the newer targeted therapies.
Our experienced staff will provide you with the following:
- Answers to your specialty medication questions from experienced oncology pharmacists who are available 24/7
- Assistance with insurance issues, such as prior authorizations
- Financial assistance that may be available to help pay for medications
- For prescription refills or other information, please call (229) 890-3514.
Care Management back to top
The journey you are about to begin can be confusing and difficult. Your Care Management team will be invaluable in helping you successfully navigate the treatment process. Your team will consist of your physician, patient navigator, nurse, nutritionist and other experts, as needed.
To begin, you will be assigned a care manager, who will help you prepare for what lies ahead. Your patient navigator is a highly skilled oncology-certified registered nurse who will work closely with your physician and other members of your team to make certain you receive the support and services you require. Your personal patient navigator will be with you through the entire treatment process and beyond.
The goal of care management is to help you manage your physical, psychosocial and emotional needs, and act as your primary contact. Care management performs many functions, including providing education regarding the problems or side effects commonly experienced throughout treatment while under your physician’s care. Your patient navigator will assist you with creating and understanding your personalized plan of care and help facilitate communication between your oncologist and other providers.
Telemedicine back to top
We are enhancing patient care by offering telehealth services. In many cases, patients now have the option to meet with their physician, advanced practitioner, nurse, social worker or nutritionist through video chat on a computer or mobile device. This virtual visit provides the same high-quality care from the comfort of your home or from any other private location.
Our approach to cancer care is always patient focused and personalized, whether care is delivered in a personal visit at our office or via a video chat. Telehealth services, when appropriate, provide an excellent option for patients who cannot travel, or wish to reduce travel.
Please contact our office to schedule a virtual visit.
Financial Support back to top
Medical bills, insurance claims, benefits and deductibles can be confusing and overwhelming.
Gynecologic Oncology, A Division of Edwards Cancer Center, is committed to being a supportive resource for our patients. You may request to meet with a financial counselor during one of your initial visits and at any time that you may have questions about your account or insurance coverage. The financial counselor can also discuss patient assistance programs or payment options.
Patient Resources back to top
- FWC CA 125 Levels Your Guide
- FWC Cervical Cancer Your Guide
- FWC Endometrial Cancer Your Guide
- FWC Ovarian Cancer Your Guide
- FWC Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers Your Guide
- Malignant Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors
- Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
- Uterine Serous Carcinoma
- Vulvar and Vaginal Melanoma