Fort Myers, FL, September 6, 2018… American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in Baton Rouge & Zachary, Louisiana, joined AON on September 1st, 2018, an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. With this partnership and the practice’s locations in Baton Rouge and the new office in Zachary, the Hematology/Oncology Clinic has increased its current services offered to cancer patients with enhanced technology and an expanded oral oncolytic outpatient pharmacy, pathology and central laboratory services and care management.
AON CEO, Bradley Prechtl, MBA, stated, “It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael J. Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi, Dr. Lauren Juneja and the entire Hematology/Oncology Clinic family to American Oncology Network. Hematology/Oncology Clinic’s devotion to serving and supporting patients in Louisiana with expert cancer care in a community setting is truly inspiring.”
AON Board Member, Dr. William Harwin, said, “Hematology/Oncology Clinic is a highly regarded practice that delivers exemplary care to its patients. With AON, the company’s physician leadership retains the autonomy to make the best decisions for their patients and staff, while they receive AON support for pharmaceutical purchasing strategies, human resources, revenue cycle, payer negotiations and technology.”
Hematology/Oncology Clinic Senior Physician Dr. Gerald Miletello, said, “Hematology/Oncology Clinic is committed to expert cancer care for our patients here in Baton Rouge and in the surrounding areas. Joining AON is in the interest of our patients and the communities we serve. Joining with AON allows our physicians, clinicians and staff to continue focusing on treating patients while Hematology/Oncology Clinic enhances the services that we provide.”
With a drive to help every American have access to exceptional cancer care, AON was founded by well-respected leaders in community oncology with decades of experience helping oncology practices to thrive by providing proven solutions.
About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
Founded in 2017, American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most . . . providing the highest quality care for patients.
The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.
AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a Care Management Team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensure that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.
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About Hematology/Oncology Clinic: (hocbr.com)
As specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, Hematology/Oncology Clinic’s goal is to provide compassionate and supportive care. Doctor-patient relationships are based on mutual understanding. Our highly trained and extensively experienced clinical staff consists of Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Certified Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. Our philosophy of hope, optimism and caring is also reflected in our office, insurance and business staff. The physicians at Hematology/Oncology Clinic include Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael J. Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi and Dr. Lauren Juneja.