PHOENIX—Cancer patients typically have a number of medical appointments including consults with medical, gynecologic and radiation oncologists, lab services, diagnostic testing—the list can seem endless. Arizona Oncology patients now have a more convenient option at the new Biltmore office, located at the Biltmore Medical Mall, 2222 E. Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix. This approximately 35,000 square-foot multidisciplinary cancer care center provides patients with comprehensive and integrated cancer care, including targeted therapy treatments and state-of-the-art technologies.
The new center provides medical and gynecologic oncology services in the same location as Arizona Oncology’s existing radiation oncology office. In addition, support services are available including a patient resource center and in-house diagnostics. Nutritional counselors and social workers, as well as a statewide laboratory, will be added later this spring. Patients also have the benefit of value-added services such as nurse navigators who help guide patients through their treatment and connect them with community resources; and financial specialists who can answer questions about the costs of treatment, handle insurance issues and possibly identify assistance programs to cover costs not covered by insurance. Having these services in one location allows Arizona Oncology to better coordinate patients’ care, helping to streamline the system in a way that is most convenient to them. In turn, the multidisciplinary team can more effectively collaborate to generate the most effective patient treatment plans.
“This new facility further demonstrates our strong commitment to the community and enhances our ability to provide advanced and comprehensive cancer care in one, convenient location,” said Michael Roberts, M.D., practice president, Phoenix Division of Arizona Oncology. “For people with cancer, this is important because it allows them to remain close to home and to their support networks of family and friends.”
The following physicians are now located at the Biltmore office:
Lanny I. Hecker, MD, PhD
Michael Roberts, MD
Henry Lee, MD
Jason Salganick, MD
Mahesh Seetharam, MD
Mazen Khattab, MD
Tania Cortas, MD
Matthew Borst, MD
Snehal Bhoola, MD
Shana Wingo, MD
Jerry Lucas, MD
Kenneth Luk, MD, FACR
Arizona Oncology, a division of US Oncology, uses cutting-edge therapeutic pathways to provide patients with the latest evidence-based treatments. This national affiliation ensures that patients benefit from the most recent research, as well as access to more cost-effective treatment options. Arizona Oncology, through its affiliation with the US Oncology Research Network, has played a role in developing 42 cancer-fighting drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Land acquisition and facility construction were made possible through Arizona Oncology’s affiliation with US Oncology. In addition to aiding in the development of the new facility, US Oncology supports practice operations of the facility. Construction management services are being provided by Adolfson & Peterson Construction.
About Arizona Oncology
ArizonaOncology is the largest group of medical professionals in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care. With 48 practicing physicians, we serve patients at more than 24 locations throughout Arizona, including Cottonwood, Deer Valley, Flagstaff, Green Valley, Marana, Nogales, Oro Valley, Phoenix, Prescott Valley, Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, Sierra Vista and Tucson. We are proud to provide comprehensive, compassionate cancer care in a patient-focused, cost-effective, community-based setting. Arizona Oncology provides patients with access to the latest treatments, state-of-the-art technology and access to cutting edge nationwide research and clinical trials. We believe it is beneficial when these therapies are provided in a community setting, close to patients’ homes and their support system. Our physicians are supported by talented clinical staff members who are sensitive to the needs of cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information, please visit www.ArizonaOncology.com.
About US Oncology
USOncology, Inc., a division of McKesson Corporation, is a leading integrated oncology company. By uniting one of the largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks in America, US Oncology expands patient access to high-quality care and advances the science of cancer care. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, US Oncology is affiliated with 1,400 community-based oncologists, and works with patients, hospitals, payers, and the medical industry across all phases of the cancer research and delivery continuum. By promoting the use of innovative technology, clinical research, evidence-based medicine and shared best practices, US Oncology improves patient outcomes and offers a better patient experience. For more information, visit www.USOncology.com.