Outpatient Clinics Leadership
Elizabeth Piippo, Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor
Justin Bickford, Director of Physical Therapy
Justin received his bachelors in Exercise Science from Sam Houston State University in 2008 and went on to receive his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St Augustine in San Diego in 2013. He then became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2017 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2018.
Dr. Bickford uses an eclectic approach to treatment emphasizing strength and conditioning, manual therapy, pain science, and patient education. He mentors pre-physical therapy students throughout the year and is an adjunct faculty member in the Kinesiology department at SHSU.
Monti Hughes, Director of Oncology Services
Monti has provided over 10 years’ experience in Radiation Oncology Administration. She works diligently with physicians and her trained clinical and non-clinical staff to insure each patient is receiving the highest quality of care for their cancer treatment. Additionally, she is focused on providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere where patients and their families have support and encouragement during the difficult time of a cancer diagnosis.
Monti’s philosophy in life, as well in the medical office with staff, is promoting and maintaining a positive attitude, being supportive with others, and striving for the best care possible. Having had a close family member diagnosed with cancer, Monti uses her previous medical office experiences and education in office administration to bring a higher level of customer service to the Oncology medical offices in which she works.
At the end of each person’s radiation treatment, the staff gather at the “Victory Bell” to celebrate the end of treatment with the patient and their family. Together they witness the very emotional ceremony of “ringing the bell” while reading the poem engraved over the bell…
“Ring This Bell, Three Times Well, Its Toll Is Clear To Say: My Treatment Is Done! This Course Is Run!
And I Am On My Way!”