Entries by Caroline Hewitt

Celebrating Veterans Day: An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Sharrett

November 11 is Veterans Day, celebrating America’s military veterans, their service and the contributions they’ve made to the nation’s well-being and ensuring its freedom. In honor of the holiday and to help celebrate the nation’s veterans, we spoke with Jonathan Sharrett, DO, a Board-certified radiation oncologist with Summit Cancer Centers, an American Oncology Network partner, and Spokane CyberKnife. A military veteran, Dr. Sharrett enlisted into the US Armed Forces after high school and served from 2002 through 2008.

Cancer’s Impact on Mental Health

Cancer is hard – physically and emotionally. The diagnosis alone can trigger fear, uncertainty, and stress, all of which can be exacerbated throughout prognosis discussions, treatment decisions, procedures and just managing the normal activities of daily living with this dark shadow lurking in the background. Which is why supporting a patient’s mental health needs is an important component of a comprehensive care plan.

Dispelling the Myths Around Nutrition and Cancer

Holistic cancer care is enjoying growing popularity as the body of evidence on the benefits of treating the whole patient increases. Yet nutritional support is often overlooked in otherwise comprehensive treatment plans. That is why American Oncology Network (AON) has assembled a team of highly qualified and credentialed oncology dietitians to work with its community practices on ways to integrate personalized nutrition counseling into care plans.

AON Partnership Empowers Hope Cancer Care of Nevada to Achieve its Mission of Providing Patient-Centered Care

Hope Cancer Care of Nevada was established in 2009 by Raja S. Mehdi, MD, a Board-certified medical oncologist to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment and personally tailored programs designed to put the body, mind, and spirit at ease as it heals. Since then, the center has expanded to two locations where its two physicians, nurse practitioner and 18 support staff provide comprehensive and personalized care to every patient.