Sonya was the first person to work in the oncology department at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City more than four years ago. Since that time, the group has grown to include seven doctors in oncology, hematology, chemotherapy and radiology. She wears several hats herself: pre-registering all patients for tests, treatments and lab work; managing patient flow and scheduling; helping in admitting; and coordinating nutritional therapy and diabetes classes.
"I didn't think I'd get into the medical field, but I love it," Sonya says. In fact, she loves it so much, she's made it a career for over 30 years, the past nine with SSM Health. She appreciated how helpful and friendly everyone was when she first started at St. Anthony, and told herself, "This is where I want to be."