Center for Cancer Blood Disorders Joins AON to Enhance Patient Care in Maryland

May 5, 2020
Danielle Ternyila

Partners | <b>American Oncology Network</b>

“We are excited to partner with AON to continue to bring the same level of patient care and compassion coupled with access to additional services that will benefit our patients."

American Oncology Network (AON) welcomed the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) to their alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders, announced AON in a press release. The network ensures long-term successes in the community oncology setting.

“We are excited to partner with AON to continue to bring the same level of patient care and compassion coupled with access to additional services that will benefit our patients,” said Ralph Boccia, MD, a medical oncologist at the CCBD.

This partnership will broaden their patient services, including home delivery of oral oncolytic medications, patient education, and 24-hour pharmacy assistance.

The team at the CCBD is comprised of 3 medical oncologists who provide the highest quality care. Over 300 clinical trials are performed at the center on new and developing diagnostics, as well as new techniques for the treatment of cancers and other diseases.

CCBD offers care for patients with cancer in Bethesda and Germantown, Maryland, and offers medical oncology and hematology, chemotherapy, and infusion therapy, as well as an on-site laboratory and access to clinical trials.

“The CCBD will remain focused on integrating the best medicine in an environment that helps patients overcome obstacles such as easier access to medications and financial counseling,” Stephen Orman, MD, board member & chairman, AON, stated.

AON was founded on its mission to ensure all patients with cancer have access to exceptional care, and the organization is run by well-respected leaders in the community space who have decades of experience assisting oncology practices. These leaders provide proven solutions to help the community thrive in cancer care.

The alliance of physicians, as well as seasoned healthcare leaders, ensure long-term success in the community oncology setting. The network was launched in 2018 and has rapidly grown to include 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who practice across the span of a dozen states.

Unique and comprehensive protocols are provided to affiliates of AON for effective administration procedures that enhance their ancillary services. Physicians and practices that are affiliated with AON have access to value-based reimbursement models that can improve the patient experience and reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

“We are excited for Drs. Boccia, Priego, and Goldstein, and the entire Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders team to join our growing network of community oncologists helping to bring the very best in cancer care and treatment to patients, close to where they live,” said Brad Prechtl, MA, chief executive officer, AON, in a statement.

Reference

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Has Joined the American Oncology Network, LLC [news release]. Fort Myers, FL: American Oncology Network, LLC; May 4, 2020. https://bit.ly/2ytKJmh. Accessed May 4, 2020.