Lake Regional Health System welcomes Margaret “Maggi” Coplin, M.D., to Lake Regional Cancer Center.
“Lake Regional is committed to providing exceptional cancer care, and Dr. Coplin is an experienced, knowledgeable doctor who focuses on caring for her patients, not just on treating their cancer,” said Michael Burcham, Lake Regional vice president of Physician Practices. “We are excited to have her on our team.”
Dr. Coplin specializes in medical oncology and has focused much of her career on helping women with breast cancer. She also cares for patients with lung cancer, colorectal cancer, lymphoma and other cancers.
Dr. Coplin approaches patient care as a partnership and said she always keeps patients’ goals at the forefront of treatment planning.
“I get to know my patients and what’s important to them so we can maintain their priorities as we treat their cancer,” she said. “I want them to know they are in control. My job is to let them know their options and help them make decisions.”
Dr. Coplin said she was drawn to cancer care because of personal experiences.
“There’s a lot of cancer in my family,” she said. “I think cancer patients know what’s important in life, and I enjoy being with them.”
Along with her cancer expertise, Dr. Coplin has a strong background in nutrition. Before earning her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, she earned a Master of Science in human nutrition and nutritional biology from Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology oncology, and seven years later, she completed a fellowship in integrative medicine. Integrative medicine emphasizes health promotion and prevention of illness along with treatment of disease.
“I like integrative medicine because it takes account of the whole person and all factors that influence health, wellness and disease,” Dr. Coplin said. “I see patients benefit from integrative approaches — such as pairing good nutrition with medicine.”
Originally from St. Louis, Dr. Coplin is married to her high school sweetheart, Bill, and has two adult children, Michael and Meg. In her free time, she likes to be active and enjoys rollerblading, yoga, Pilates, biking and hiking.
Lake Regional Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art therapies to find and treat cancer. Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, nutrition therapy, palliative care, support groups, resource navigation and educational classes. Lake Regional Cancer Center treats many types of cancer, including bladder, breast, colon, lung, lymphoma and prostate cancers. To learn more, visit www.lakeregional.com/cancercare.