SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Beginning this month, patients of CoxHealth will have a new option when it comes to pediatric oncology and hematology services.

Soon the hospital will offer those services right here in Springfield.

While other hospitals have offered these services in the past, this is the first time Cox has been able to make this kind of treatment available to its patients.

Doctor Alok Kothari is set to serve as an on-site specialist thanks to a partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine where Dr. Kothari is employed.

Doctor Kothari’s first clinic visits in Springfield will be held on November 12 and 13.