Dr. Croot is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology and Medical Oncology.
His specialties include diagnosis and treating adult patients with various cancers, blood conditions and administering chemotherapy and immunotherapies.
While in Mississippi, Dr. Croot authored a study on the results of a clinic trial of Enobosarm, a medication used to treat and prevent muscle waste in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. He was invited to present his findings at the European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology (EMCTO) in Lugano, Switzerland in 2013.
Dr. Croot grew up in Prestonsburg, and chose to come back to this area to help his family and build his cancer practice.
“I came back home to help my parents work on their home in South Floyd,” Dr. Croot explained. During this time, he has been working locum shifts at PMC. “While seeing patients here over the past several months, I made the decision to stay in the area to grow my oncology practice.”
Dr. Croot considers his grandmother, Lula Jones, one of his biggest influences. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church and applied the principals of her faith in daily life. She took in two non-family members who were suffering with cancer.
“My grandmother was one of the finest people to ever live,” Dr. Croot expressed. “She helped the community and really made a difference.”
Dr. Croot’s professional mentors are Dr. Tate Thigpen and Dr. Joe Files. He worked with both men at the University of Mississippi. These physicians are very accomplished in their respective fields of oncology (Dr. Thigpen) and hematology (Dr. Files).
Dr. Croot said his patients can expect him to go above and beyond for them.
“My patients can expect me to use every resource and tool available when treating them, including access to any clinical trial in the U.S.,” Dr. Croot explained. “My goal is to provide the best level of care possible.”
To schedule an appointment at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center with Dr. Croot, please call 606-430-2212.