John Waples, M.D., is looking forward to the late March opening of a Clearview Cancer Institute office here in Fayetteville.
He and Dr. C. Daniel Kingsley, M.D., FACP, will have an opportunity to serve local residents by offering hematology and oncology counsels and three-day chemotherapy treatments.
“It will minimize some of the travel to Huntsville to get treatments,” said Dr. Waples.
In addition to Huntsville, Clearview Cancer Institute has offices in Scottsboro, Decatur and Athens, Ala. Clearview has been involved in clinical research for over 20 years.
Drs. Waples and Kingsley will see patients on Fridays and plan to expand the hours to meet the needs of the community in the future. For more information or for an appointment, call 256-705-4224.
Dr. Waples’ roots in Lincoln County go back to the 1990s. He loves to hunt and fish and purchased a farm west of Fayetteville.
“I love Lincoln County … I’ll probably retire there,” he said.
While hunting, he received the highest score in the state of Tennessee for a wild turkey he shot.
“It beat the official record by 20 points,” he stated.
In 2007, Dr. Waples and Leith Konyndyk, TWRA officer here, founded the Lincoln County Chapter of Kids Hunting for a Cure.
“The Lincoln County Chapter is the longest running and best chapter,” Waples said.
Both Konyndyk and Dr. Waples were involved in children’s events prior to starting the organization here.
“We pooled our resources,” Waples explained. “St. Jude is the largest recipient.”
Through his exposure to country singers at the Kids Hunting for Cure events, Dr. Waples wrote a song for singer Toby Keith. “Every Dog has its Day,” was not only included on Keith’s album, but was in the top 20.
Dr. Waples is excited about being able to spend more time in Lincoln County.
“We’re confident they’ll love our service, and as our practice grows, we’ll have more manpower.”
Dr. Waples and his wife, Paulina, have four children, three girls and one boy. Christine is a freshman at Auburn University; William is a sophomore at Huntsville High School; Michelle is an eighth grade student at Huntsville Middle School and Susan is a fifth grader at Montesano.