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Medical Oncology and Hematology
If you or someone you care for is diagnosed with cancer, you may need to meet with a medical oncologist to chart out a course of treatment. Medical oncologists work in a branch of medicine called Hematology/Oncology, a medical sub-specialty focusing on both blood disorders and cancer treatment. The two branches of medicine are closely related, although not every person who has a hematological problem has cancer.
Our community is fortunate to have a group of Hematologists/Medical Oncologists dedicated to providing patients with the most advanced treatment modalities in a comfortable and patient-oriented setting. Patients receive expert care with treatment plans designed for the specific medical, psychological, social and logistical needs of each patient. Our clinical staff is recognized for their exceptional medical training, compassionate care, and intuitive abilities to collaborate with patients and other professionals for the best outcome for the patient.
Therapeutic services are provided in chemotherapy suites under the care of highly skilled and compassionate nursing teams. Patients are guided through the treatment process by an experienced team of professionals who work tirelessly to insure that patients understand their therapy and begin treatment with confidence that they’re receiving the highest standard of care available.
Our Hematololgy/Medical Oncology physicians are committed to furthering excellence in patient care by working in tandem with the Research, Wellness, and Support Services departments at the Cancer Center. The Hematology/Oncology medical team works closely with these departments to insure that patients receive benefits of programs beyond their medical care. These programs include nutritional therapy and classes such as yoga, art, Qi Gong, poetry, etc. Physicians work with the Research department to offer clinical trials for patients who may benefit from new treatment regimens. Equally important, the Support Services department assists patients with counseling, applications for financial assistance, transportation and support programs.There is ongoing communication between the patient’s physician and personnel from these three departments to determine how to best help patients throughout the process of receiving medical care.
The priority is providing excellent compassionate care, and as a patient or family member, you will feel this throughout the duration of your treatment.