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Patients: Dr. Erik Stickney's office may be reached at 530.332.3917.


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Enloe Medical Center welcomes Dr. Erik Stickney

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CHICO, Calif., May 16, 2012 – Enloe Medical Center is proud to announce the arrival of Radiation Oncologist Erik Stickney, MD. Dr. Stickney, who joined the Enloe Medical Staff, will serve as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and treat patients at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, along with two existing radiation oncologists and the three hematologist/oncologists.

Dr. Stickney brings experience working with the latest radiation oncology techniques. His experience includes treating patients with bracytherapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), both currently available at the center, as well as newer modalities of therapy.

“We are happy that Dr. Stickney and his family have chosen to come to Chico,” said Dr. Michael Baird, Executive Director of the Enloe Regional Cancer Center. “He is a seasoned physician with a dynamic personality and a wealth of new ideas. He will be a great asset to the community.”

Before coming to Chico, Dr. Stickney served as a brigade surgeon for the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Afghanistan from September 2010 until May 2011. He served as Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 2008 until his deployment, and as a radiation oncologist at Tripler Medical Center from 2004 to 2008.

Dr. Stickney is board certified in Radiation Oncology. He completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco in 2004 and his internship in Internal Medicine at Tripler Medical Center in 2000. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his bachelor’s degree in Biology, Cum Laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Stickney was on active duty since 1999 and in June will complete his military service, which provided scholarships for medical school and sponsorship for his residency.

At Tripler Medical Center, Dr. Stickney was recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction, receiving the Crystal Apple Award and commendation letters for 100 percent patient satisfaction every six months from 2005 through 2010. He is a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Dr. Stickney, his wife and their four children have moved to Chico from Hawaii. Dr. Stickney, raised in California, and his wife, met at UCLA. After several years of big city life, the family is happy to be in Chico. “We were looking for a more rural area. We wanted our kids to have the mountains and a more feral experience,” said Dr. Stickney. “The City of Chico has a good college, and a small-town feel. It’s easy to get into outdoor activities. It’s the perfect combination for us.”

Dr. Stickney is accepting new patients. His office, at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, is at 265 Cohasset Road, Suite 140, and the phone number is (530) 332-3917.

The Enloe Regional Cancer Center brings several services together under one roof: infusion therapy, radiation oncology, a lymphedema program and acupuncture clinic as well as supportive resources through the Cancer Connections program. The center provides a healing environment that includes a garden, library, art exhibits and music. An on-site pharmacy and lab are also available for patients.


Dr. Stickney is an independent licensed practitioner who is a member of the Enloe Medical Staff and is not employed by the medical center.

Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at   Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif.  95926.

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