Michigan Cancer Specialists Has Joined the American Oncology Network, LLC

Fort Myers, Fla., July 1, 2020 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that Michigan Cancer Specialists, a leading community oncology and hematology practice serving the Metro Detroit area, has joined AON, effective July 1, 2020. AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

In 1980, Medical Oncologist Eugene J. Agnone, MD, FACP founded what would later become Michigan Cancer Specialists. Michigan Cancer Specialists provides comprehensive treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders at its clinic in Macomb county. The team also includes three hematology oncologists and one nurse practitioner. Through the affiliation with AON, the practice will expand the services it offers to patients, adding enhanced technology, home delivery of oral oncolytic medications, centralized laboratory and pathology services for diagnostic testing, and care management services.

“By partnering with us, Drs. Agnone, Maranci, Nagori and Yakan show their commitment to the patient-centered cancer care model,” said AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA. “We are honored to have Michigan Cancer Specialists as part of our team.”

AON Board Member & Chairman Dr. Stephen Orman, stated, “We are thrilled that Michigan Cancer Specialists joined our network. These expert oncologists will continue to offer advanced technologies and treatments for their patients in a location close to home.”

“I have dedicated my career to caring for cancer patients in our community. By joining AON, we will be able to provide quality and compassionate care coupled with new capabilities including technologies and treatments, centralized laboratory and pathology as well as home delivery of oral cancer medications,” said Michigan Cancer Specialists founder, Dr. Eugene Agnone.

AON was founded by well-respected leaders in community oncology with decades of experience helping oncology practices thrive by providing proven solutions to ensure that everyone has access to exceptional cancer care close to home.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 80 physicians and 47 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 13 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 Michigan Cancer Specialists
Michigan Cancer Specialists (MCS) offers convenient access to quality oncology and hematology care for the Metro Detroit area of Roseville, Michigan. A community-based practice, MCS offers medical oncology and hematology, chemotherapy and infusion therapy, laboratory and on-site pharmacy services.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

Hematology Oncology Clinic Expands Patient Access to Community-based Clinical Research

Baton Rouge, La., June 24, 2020 Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC), a partner practice of American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), will expand opportunities for patients to participate in cutting-edge cancer research, as a strategic research site for Sarah Cannon Research Institute, a global leader in offering community-based clinical trials.

Clinical trials will be offered as a part of HOC’s oncology services at its newly constructed 17,000 square-foot oncology facility in Baton Rouge, La., which includes 20 exam rooms and 37 chemotherapy chairs. HOC offers in-house laboratory, pathology and oral pharmacy services all under one roof so that patients can receive the care they need in one location. Research has shown that having easy and convenient access to expert physician care and a comprehensive range of treatments and support services close to home is vital to a patient’s well-being. By collaborating with Sarah Cannon, HOC is expanding opportunities for patients to participate in cutting-edge cancer research, while reducing the need to drive long distances or travel out of state for care.

Dr. Michael Castine, III

Medical Oncologist Dr. Michael Castine, III, spoke on behalf of the HOC physicians. “My colleagues and I are committed to providing our patients access to the most advanced treatments close to home,” he said. “By bringing both cancer care and research under one roof, we’re able to provide our patients with convenient access to a robust set of treatment options that can be personalized to their individual needs.”

HOC medical oncologists serving patients in Baton Rouge are Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi, Dr. Lauren Juneja and Dr. Sanjay Juneja. HOC provides personalized cancer care in three convenient community locations. The practice also offers 24/7 care management to patients through their affiliation with AON.

AON is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders that provides a unique array of enhanced services to its affiliated community-based oncology practices. It consistently strives to find innovative ways to connect with patients. AON’s community oncology model allows physicians to focus on what matters most — their patients. 

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About Hematology/Oncology Clinic: (HOCBR.com)
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, the Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC) serves patients from offices in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Zachary, Louisiana. Hematology/Oncology Clinic is the practice of Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi, Dr. Lauren Juneja, and Dr. Sanjay Juneja. The practice’s highly trained and experienced clinical staff consists of Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Certified Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

For over 30 years HOC’s has provided exceptional quality care including access to innovative clinical trials, home delivery of oral cancer medications from a specialty, in-house pharmacy, timely labs and pathology reports, and on-site infusion therapy. The practice also offers comprehensive supportive care such as 24/7 access to Care Management, nutrition counseling, and much more.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

About Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare’s global cancer institute, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world’s leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s network of strategic sites includes hundreds of physicians who engage in research. The organization has led more than 400 first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in the majority of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years. Additionally, Sarah Cannon offers management, regulatory, and other research support services for drug development and industry sponsors as well as strategic investigator sites through its contract research organization (CRO), Sarah Cannon Development Innovations. For more information, visit sarahcannon.com.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt
Director of Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
239.789.2341

American Oncology Network & Sarah Cannon Research Institute Announce Cancer Research Collaboration

Fort Myers, Fla. & Nashville, Tenn., June 15, 2020American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) and Sarah Cannon Research Institute (Sarah Cannon) announced today a collaboration to expand patient access to community-based clinical research. Through the partnership, AON and Sarah Cannon will offer clinical trial options to patients across several locations within AON’s network of oncology practices.

“We are excited to form a strategic partnership that will advance cancer research to help better the lives of patients with cancer,” said AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA. “Community-based clinical trials come with many benefits. They enable patients to be matched with potentially life-saving research, while staying within the comfort and familiarity of their local oncologist’s office.”

AON is currently comprised of an expanding network of partner practices across 12 states. AON practices offer in-house laboratory, pathology and oral pharmacy services all under one roof so that patients can receive the care they need in one location. Research has shown that having easy and convenient access to expert physician care and a comprehensive range of treatments and support services close to home is vital to a patient’s well-being. By collaborating with Sarah Cannon, which is a global leader in offering community-based clinical trials, AON is expanding opportunities for patients to participate in cutting-edge cancer research, while reducing the need to drive long distances or travel out of state for care.

Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC), a partner practice of AON, will be the first strategic research site under this new partnership. Clinical trials will be offered as a part of HOC’s oncology services at its newly constructed 17,000 square-foot oncology facility in Baton Rouge, La., which includes 20 exam rooms and 37 chemotherapy chairs. HOC medical oncologists serving patients in Baton Rouge are Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi, Dr. Lauren Juneja and Dr. Sanjay Juneja. Additional AON oncology practices are planning to join the strategic research network and will be announced soon.

“By bringing both cancer care and research under one roof, our physicians are able to provide their patients with convenient access to a robust menu of treatment options that can be personalized to their individual needs,” added Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, AON Advisory Board Member & Chairman.

Sarah Cannon pioneered the first community-based oncology drug development program in the United States and has grown to become a global leader in early phase research, conducting more than 400 first-in-human studies to date. Through its efforts to advance therapies for patients, Sarah Cannon has been a clinical trial leader in the majority of approved cancer therapies over the last decade and serves thousands of patients annually through its network of strategic research sites.

“At Sarah Cannon, we are focused on offering patients cutting-edge cancer therapies closer to home – a commitment shared by our colleagues at AON,” said Howard A. “Skip” Burris, III, MD, President of Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer at Sarah Cannon. “By bringing together our scientific and operational expertise, this collaboration will make a greater impact on the field of cancer research, advancing therapies and providing access to patients who vitally need the latest treatment options.”

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 currently represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 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 Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Sarah Cannon Research Institute is the research arm of HCA Healthcare’s global cancer institute, Sarah Cannon. Focused on advancing therapies for patients, it is one of the world’s leading clinical research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s network of strategic sites includes hundreds of physicians who engage in research. The organization has led more than 400 first-in-man clinical trials since its inception in 1993, and has been a clinical trial leader in the majority of approved cancer therapies over the last 10 years. Additionally, Sarah Cannon offers management, regulatory, and other research support services for drug development and industry sponsors as well as strategic investigator sites through its contract research organization (CRO), Sarah Cannon Development Innovations. For more information, visit sarahcannon.com.

For More Information, Contact:
Caroline Hewitt
Director of  Marketing, American Oncology Network, LLC 
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

American Oncology Network Expands Leadership in Payer Strategy and Revenue Cycle Management

New VPs solidify AON’s commitment to driving efficiencies and optimizing reimbursement for practice growth

Fort Myers, Fla., June 9, 2020American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of oncology treatment in community-based settings, recently announced the appointment of two new vice presidents to its revenue cycle leadership team. Joan Goda has been named Vice President, Payer Strategy & Relations and Christine Hall will serve as Vice President, Revenue Cycle. With decades of combined experience enhancing efficiencies and revenue opportunities, the two leaders join AON with a focus on continuing to drive forward key payer and revenue cycle initiatives that help practices grow profitably, remain compliant and work more efficiently.

Brad Prechtl MBA, Stephen Orman MD, Joan Goda VP, Christine Hall VP

As Vice President, Payer Strategy & Relations, Goda will lead contracting, credentialing, and value-based care activities. With an extensive background in the payer strategy and relations arena, she most recently served as Executive Director, Payer Strategy & Relations at Arizona Oncology. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President of Managed Care for a multi-hospital / physician health system, as well as similar national leadership roles in healthcare consulting and on the health plan side.

With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Hall has spent the last 15 years specifically focused on revenue cycle management. In her new role as Vice President, Revenue Cycle at AON, she will oversee revenue cycle management from patient intake through payment processing. Hall comes to AON from GI Alliance, where she was responsible for revenue cycle operations as Vice President. Prior to that, she held the Executive Director, Revenue Cycle Management position at McKesson, as well as similar roles in healthcare reimbursement.

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA, said, “As we continue our mission of driving practice success, we will strive to find new efficiencies, working to ensure our services enable practices to perform at an optimal level. The addition of these two industry leaders, demonstrates our commitment to serve our growing number of providers, and to be fully dedicated to their success.”

AON Board Member and Chairman Dr. Stephen Orman added: “This is a challenging time for healthcare providers, with many new regulations and industry changes that affect the revenue cycle. We look forward to leveraging Joan and Christine’s expertise to optimize payments and empower our practices to succeed in the era of value-based care.”

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 currently represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 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.

For More Information, Contact:
Caroline Hewitt
Director of  Marketing, American Oncology Network, LLC 
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

Hematology Oncology Clinic Expands Cancer Care Services & Opens in Hammond, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, La., June 2, 2020 – Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC) is pleased to announce the opening of its new location in Hammond, La. The physicians of HOC have been providing cancer care of the highest quality for over 30 years to the Baton Rouge community.

The new clinic will provide cancer patients in the Hammond area with affordable care conveniently located close to where they live. The clinic is designed for easy access and patient comfort while delivering quality care from oncology experts that stay abreast of the newest cancer treatment and therapies.

HOC offers personalized care to every patient and have assembled the best team of medical oncologists. HOC helps patients manage their cancer diagnosis, select the right treatment while providing additional services to help patients physically and emotionally during the cancer journey.

Medical Oncologist Dr. Gerald Miletello spoke on behalf of the HOC physicians. “My colleagues and I have been a part of the Baton Rouge community for many years,” he said. “We live here, and we are very proud to practice here. We look forward to continuing to provide our patients the highest quality of cancer care, so they can stay as close to home as possible.”

In 2018, HOC joined the American Oncology Network (AON), a multi-state alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders working together to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The partnership of HOC and AON helps provide the best cancer care with additional services including: access to innovative treatment options through clinical trials, efficient home delivery of oral cancer medications, 24/7 access to the care management team and financial assistance programs to help navigate insurance coverage.

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About Hematology/Oncology Clinic: (HOCBR.com)
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, the Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC) serves patients from offices in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Zachary, Louisiana. Hematology/Oncology Clinic is the practice of Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi, Dr. Lauren Juneja, and Dr. Sanjay Juneja. The practice’s highly trained and experienced clinical staff consists of Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Certified Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

For over 30 years HOC’s has provided exceptional quality care including access to innovative clinical trials, home delivery of oral cancer medications from a specialty, in-house pharmacy, timely labs and pathology reports, and on-site infusion therapy. The practice also offers comprehensive supportive care such as 24/7 access to Care Management, nutrition counseling, and much more.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

American Oncology Network, LLC & The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Welcome Mark Goldstein, MD

Fort Myers, Fla., June 2, 2020 – Drs. Boccia and Priego welcome Medical Oncologist Dr. Mark Goldstein to the practice. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD), an American Oncology Network (AON) partner, has two office locations in Maryland, Bethesda at 6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 4100 and in Germantown at 19735 Germantown Road, Suite 255. Dr. Goldstein is seeing patients in both locations.

Dr. Goldstein earned his medical degree from St. George’s University. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut, an externship in bone marrow transplant at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Connecticut. He is Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.

“Dr. Goldstein’s experience will help us to continue to bring top-level cancer care to our patients,” said Dr. Ralph Boccia of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “With 18 years of experience, I know Dr. Goldstein will be an asset to the already strong team of physicians, Dr. Boccia and Dr. Priego. Together they will continue to focus on bringing the most advanced technologies and treatments to patients close to where they live.”

“We are honored that Dr. Goldstein is joining the AON and CCBD team. We know his experience with many types of cancer will benefit our community oncology practice and patients,” said Dr. Stephen Orman, AON Board Member & Chairman.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

About The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders offers convenient access cancer care for Bethesda and Germantown, MD patients. This community-based practice offers medical oncology and hematology, chemotherapy and infusion therapy, on-site laboratory and pharmacy services, and access to more than 300 clinical trials.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

American Oncology Network Physicians Research to be Presented at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program

Fort Myers, Fla., May 29, 2020 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that seven research studies co-authored by AON physicians will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 Virtual Scientific Program, which will be held May 29 – 31, 2020. The program will feature over 250 oral abstract presentations and 2,500 poster presentations in 24 disease-based and specialty tracks. This year’s theme is “Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together.”

The following AON physician investigators will present their research results during poster discussions and/or presentations.

  • Dr. Ruemu E. Birhiray of Hematology Oncology of Indiana, who served as co-author of several studies that involved multiple myeloma patients (Abstract # e19332) and breast cancer (Abstract # e13065)
  • Dr. Ralph V. Boccia of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, who co-authored several studies involving multiple myeloma patients (Abstract # e19332) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Abstract # 8032)
  • Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi of Hematology Oncology Clinic, who co-authored a study on acute myeloid leukemia (Abstract # e19172)
  • Dr. Michael Messino of Messino Cancer Centers, who co-authored a study involving skin cancer (Abstract # 10039)
  • Dr. Sameh Mikhail of Zangmeister Cancer Center, who co-authored a study on pancreatic cancer (Abstract # 4641)
  • Dr. Jerry W. Mitchell of Zangmeister Cancer Center, who served as co-author on a study on breast cancer (Abstract # 549)
  • Dr. Taral Patel of Zangmeister Cancer Center, who co-authored a study on acute myeloid leukemia (Abstract # e19172)
Brad Prechtl, MBA and Stephen Orman, MD

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA, said, “AON, while geographically diverse, is interconnected through a rapidly growing network of oncologists focused on driving change. To have seven AON physicians’ research studies being shared at this prestigious program confirms that our physicians are not only uniting in collaboration, they’re at the forefront of new discoveries and findings that will expand and improve cancer treatment options for all cancer patients.”

“The physicians within our network are dedicated to bringing innovative treatment options to patients, close to home. The fact that we have so many publications accepted by ASCO reflects our physicians’ strong commitment to advancing cancer care treatments with medical-based evidence and research,” added Dr. Stephen Orman, AON Board Member & Chairman.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

Dignitana Signs Master Contract with American Oncology Network

Fort Myers, Fla., May 28, 2020Dignitana AB, world leader in scalp cooling innovation, announced today that the Company has signed a master contract with American Oncology Network (AON), an alliance of community oncology practices in the United States. The FDA cleared DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System minimizes hair loss from chemotherapy in patients with solid tumors.

The agreement provides the opportunity for any of the 45 AON locations to easily provide DigniCap Scalp Cooling for their patients. This week two AON practices have added DigniCap services under this new agreement.

AON is a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of oncology treatment in community-based settings. AON currently serves an expanding network of partner practices across 12 states, providing dedicated end-to-end administrative support, access to an extensive array of centralized ancillary services, and proven practice management expertise.

“This partnership with Dignitana enables us to improve the patient experience,” said AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA. “Our physicians are committed to providing exceptional cancer care. By being able to offer DigniCap to patients undergoing chemotherapy, we’ll be helping to diminish the added emotional burden from hair loss.”

“AON provides a unique model of physician-led community oncology that aligns well with our organizational goals,” said William Cronin, Chief Executive Officer of Dignitana AB. “Physicians know that hair loss is a significant quality of life issue and they want to provide DigniCap for their patients. This master contract expedites the administrative process so that more patients can access this life-changing therapy.”

The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System is available at over 160 locations in 30 states in the U.S. and in 38 markets globally.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 72 physicians and 33 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 11 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

About Dignitana
Dignitana AB is the world leader in clinically superior scalp cooling technology. The company produces The DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System, a patented medical cooling device that offers cancer patients the ability to minimize hair loss during chemotherapy. FDA cleared since 2015, DigniCap provides continuous cooling with high efficacy, safety and patient comfort. Hailed internationally as a life-changing medical advancement for cancer patients, The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System was invented in 1999 by a Swedish Oncology nurse and has been available in Europe since 2001. Dignitana AB is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Sweden with headquarters in Lund, Sweden and operations based in Dallas, Texas in the United States. Company subsidiaries are Dignitana, Inc. in the United States and Dignitana S.r.l. in Italy. Learn more at www.dignitana.se and www.dignicap.com. Eric Penser Bank AB, Certified Adviser, Box 7405,103 91 Stockholm Phone: +46 8-463 83 00 certifiedadviser@penser.se www.penser.se

For More Information, Contact:
Caroline Hewitt
Director of  Marketing, American Oncology Network, LLC 
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

American Oncology Network Launches New Resources to Support Community Oncology

New blog addresses challenges and opportunities in community cancer care

Fort Myers, Fla., May 5, 2020 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), a high-growth medical oncology provider with a focus on supporting the long-term viability of oncology treatment in community-based settings, recently launched a new digital resource to help physicians and leaders in community oncology understand and adapt to continued changes in healthcare. Community oncologists are challenged with improving patient care at a lower cost while facing more pressures than ever to keep practice doors open and stay competitive in the current healthcare environment. The blog is designed to inform and inspire collaboration among those actively involved in the care continuum for cancer patients.

“The pace of innovation in drug therapy, medical technology and in practice approaches can be a challenge to keep up with,” said AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA. “As we move towards value-based care, practices need to consider how to position themselves for competitive advantage – failure to embrace new approaches or discuss their value risks vulnerability as convergence continues to accelerate.”

Brad Prechtl, MBA and Steve Orman, MD

The new blog, AONcology.com/Blog, will deliver a variety of topics such as telehealth, reimbursement, clinical research, and other topics that encompass the ability to successfully operate an oncology practice. The AON blog is being authored by senior leadership and physicians on valuable articles with best practices and relevant clinical and operational insights. Community oncologists and practice management can use the site to explore emerging trends, gain insight from expert analysis, stay up to date on relevant news, and learn about new challenges and opportunities.

Of the organization’s recent announcement, AON Board Member & Chairman Dr. Stephen Orman added, “Today’s community oncologists are challenged with navigating a rapidly changing environment. At AON, we’re committed to supporting those physicians to elevate community oncology and ensure patients have access to exceptional cancer care, close to home.”

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341

Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA Has Joined the American Oncology Network, LLC

Fort Myers, Fla., May 4, 2020 – American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is pleased to announce that Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA, a leading community oncology and hematology practice serving Northern Virginia, has joined AON, effective May 1, 2020. AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA has been providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders at its clinic in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area since 1987. The practice was founded by Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Masoom Kandahari. Dr. Kandahari is currently joined by Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Farn Chan and a nurse practitioner.

“We are excited to have Drs. Kandahari and Chan join AON,” said AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA. “Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA will continue to offer the highest level of cancer care with enhanced services such as home delivery for oral oncolytic medications and centralized laboratory and pathology services for quicker results.”

“This partnership with AON and the Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA will help drive change in community cancer care with access to advanced technologies and the latest treatment options for Virginia patients,” said AON Board Member & Chairman Dr. Stephen Orman.

Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA founder, Dr. Masoom Kandahari, stated “Joining AON makes sense for our practice and patients as it gives us the tools and support we need to provide continuous state-of-the-art, patient-centered care and other ancillary services necessary to stay abreast of the ever-changing oncology landscape.”

AON was founded by well-respected leaders in community oncology with decades of experience helping oncology practices thrive by providing proven solutions to ensure that everyone has access to exceptional cancer care close to home.

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About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
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 growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. 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 ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

About Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA: (CancerandBloodSpecialistsofNOVA.com)
Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA offers comprehensive, easy access cancer care for Northern Virginia. A community-based practice, Cancer and Blood Specialists of NOVA provides medical oncology, chemotherapy and infusion therapy. State-of-the-art, patient-centered care is the focus of our treatment regimen.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com
(239) 789.2341