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Dwight Fitch

Empathy, compassion, and genuinely caring for people.  These are the qualities that Dr. Fitch thinks are most important in cancer care, and what he strives to show his patients daily.  Whether it’s gently holding a hand while delivering news, giving a patient a hug, or just looking into someone’s eyes while he is talking, and not a computer screen, the patient is the center of his focus.

Dr. Fitch prides himself on being able to explain complex medical situations in such a way that patients understand what is happening and why.   Dr. Fitch also uses first in class technology and techniques to deliver cutting edge treatments to patients, in the comfort of their local community.  He is an avid reader and attends numerous national conferences, staying abreast of the latest clinical changes, trials, and protocols, in order to give his patients the best care available.

Dr. Fitch was born and raised in Detroit, Mich, and proud of it!  He graduated from the University of Michigan, with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  He worked at Dow Chemical and Proctor and Gamble, doing research in material applications and fluid dynamics, before realizing that he could make a greater impact as a physician.  He then earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at William Beaumont Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident his last year.   He is the author or co-author of many scientific articles published in numerous peer reviewed journals.  He has also spoken at multiple medical conferences, both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Fitch is also a member of the National Medical Association, Manatee County Medical Society, American Cancer Society, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Dr. Fitch doesn’t believe time is free, but rather it’s the most valuable thing we have.  Therefore, he MAKES time for things that are important, like his lovely wife Jill, 6 children (several adults now!), and The Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group.  He has been a volunteer mentor for The Brotherhood of Men for 15 years, and will continue as long as the need is there for a positive role model and someone who cares.  He is also an avid traveler, having visited over 70 countries(only 125 to go!), and loves to learn about other people and cultures.