Aspirus Health Welcomes New Oncology Clinicians to Medford

Medford, WI. – Aspirus Health recently welcomed a pair of new clinicians to its Cancer Care services available at Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinic.

Thomas Oliver, DO, is an enthusiastic oncologist who thrives on the challenges of helping people in their battle against cancer.

“I believe in providing personalized and compassionate care by making meaningful connections with my patients as they navigate their unique cancer journeys,” said Oliver.

Oliver earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania. He completed an internal medicine fellowship at Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Physician assistant Melissa Swihart is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. A Wausau native, she completed her bachelor’s degree at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and a master’s degree at the University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“I seek to empower my patients to be involved in decisions regarding their care by providing them with evidence-based information and resources,” said Swihart.

Aspirus Cancer Care offers a multidisciplinary team to care for patients from their initial diagnosis through their treatment plan. In addition, Aspirus Health is committed to advancing cancer research and offering patients access to innovative cancer therapies through a wide range of clinical trials. To learn more about Aspirus Cancer Care, visit


About Aspirus: Aspirus Health is a nonprofit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving northeastern Minnesota, northern and central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The health system operates 18 hospitals and 130 outpatient locations with nearly 14,000 team members, including 1,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Learn more at