Fort Myers, Fla., September 15, 2021 – The team of eight medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists from Summit Cancer Centers (Summit) welcome Dr. Max Seaton to the community oncology practice. Summit, an American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) partner, has eight locations, serving patients in eastern Washington and Idaho.
Dr. Seaton is seeing patients in the Spokane and Spokane Valley locations. He is Board certified in Surgery and Board eligible in Surgical Oncology. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and then went on to complete his general surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Seaton to our practice. He works very closely with the medical and radiation oncology team to develop a personalized treatment plan for his patients, fitting in perfectly with our practice approach of individualized patient care and treatment,” said Summit Medical Oncologist Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD.
The Summit team includes Medical Oncologists Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD, Bruce Cutter, MD, Carolyn Aks, MD, Stephanie Hodson, MD, Mirela Andrei, MD; Surgical Oncologists Aaron Saunders, MD, MAS, DABS, Max Seaton, MD; and Radiation Oncologists Karie-Lynn Kelly, MD and Jonathan Sharrett, DO.
AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA stated, “His training is impressive, during his residency he also completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. We know Dr. Seaton will be an asset to our team.”
“We are fortunate to have a surgical oncologist with expertise in a wide variety of cancer treatments including esophageal, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, small bowel, colon, breast, skin, soft tissue and the peritoneal surface,” added AON CEO Todd Schonherz.
With the addition of Dr. Seaton, the Summit team now includes two surgical oncologists, helping to ensure that their patients have access to exceptional cancer care and treatment close to where they live.
Summit Cancer Centers is a leading cancer center offering comprehensive cancer services from diagnostic imaging, cancer treatments with the most advanced therapies and technologies, clinical trials to onsite oral chemotherapy and lab services. Cancer treatments include surgical oncology, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and other medical oncology therapies.
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 102 physicians and 75 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 17 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.
About Summit Cancer Centers
Summit Cancer Centers is a community-based medical and surgical oncology practice providing care for patients diagnosed with all types of cancer and blood disorders. We are experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and clinical support staff providing compassionate, patient-centered care in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and western Canada.
Services include diagnostic testing, pathology and lab services, specialty pharmacy and a complimentary wellness program with acupuncture, cancer massage and nutritional counseling.
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