Board-certified medical oncologist Dr. Ahmad Fora joins the care team and is accepting new patients.
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 10, 2023 – Vista Oncology, a partner practice of American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), announced the expansion of the care team with a new physician, Ahmad Fora, MD. Dr. Fora is a Board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist, and he is now accepting patients.
Dr. Fora has been caring for cancer patients for more than 10 years and is experienced in treating various cancer types. He received his medical degree from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and an oncology-hematology fellowship at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.
“I have been very impressed with the team at Vista Oncology and their holistic and patient-first care approach,” said Dr. Fora. “The practice of oncology is much more than strictly treating the tumor. It involves establishing a shared decision-making environment where personalized evidence-based care can occur that not only welcomes but incorporates the patient’s values and care preferences. As a physician, I approach patient care with the mindset of treating patients as I would like to be treated. I am eager to work alongside my fellow physicians and care team at the practice and contribute to the community oncology presence.”
“We are elated to welcome Dr. Fora to the practice,” said Dr. Joseph Ye, medical oncologist at Vista Oncology. “Our patients will greatly benefit from his experience and expertise. Our goal has always been to provide continuous care and treatment options for cancer patients in a community setting. With Dr. Fora joining our team of physicians, we will be able to keep our promise and deliver the quality of care our patients deserve.”
Vista Oncology joined AON in late 2019. As a partner practice of AON, the practice receives a wide variety of resources and support to ensure patient care remains the top priority. Such resources and support include the in-house specialty pharmacy and home delivery of oral oncolytic medications, centralized laboratory and pathology, a dedicated care management team and patient financial counseling services.
“AON’s mission is to ensure the viability of community oncology and ensuring local access to cancer care and treatments remains available to all patients, no matter where they live,” said Dr. Stephen “Fred” Divers, chief medical officer at AON. “Without physicians who are dedicated to practicing in a community setting, most Americans would have to travel long distances for their appointments and care. We are excited to welcome Dr. Fora to the network and look forward to supporting him and Vista Oncology.”
About American Oncology Network, LLC
The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), an Inc. 5000-recognized company, 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 106 physicians and 86 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 18 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 are at the very pinnacle of cancer care today. Learn more at aoncology.com.
About Vista Oncology
Vista Oncology was formed in 2008 by our physicians as a privately owned clinic. Our physicians and nursing staff maintain a holistic approach toward our patients and their families in order to provide them with the highest level of care and compassion. Vista’s partners and care teams are leaders in scientific discovery for the prevention, treatment, and curing of cancer. They include UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Virginia Mason Medical Center. Our partners and care teams offer cutting-edge care options and nationally recognized research teams. Learn more at vista-oncology.com/.
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