American Oncology Network Announces Attendance and Participation at Leading Community Oncology Conference

AON will attend the 2024 Community Oncology Conference as an exhibitor, and its leaders will serve as panelists in various educational sessions.

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 28, 2024 American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) announced its attendance and panel participation at the annual Community Oncology Alliance (COA) conference from April 4 to April 5 in Orlando, Florida, to further its mission of closing the cancer care gap and ensuring the viability of community oncology.

“At AON, we are passionate about supporting the medical practices that reside in our hometowns because of the immense benefits they bring patients,” said Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, AON’s chief medical officer, medical oncologist at Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute and co-chair of the COA conference. “We are embracing the conference’s theme of ‘Stronger Together’ and believe in the power of collaboration to improve clinical and patient outcomes, ensuring that there is a healthier future for cancer patients across the nation. I look forward to witnessing our leaders who will take the stage as panelists to share insights that we hope will resonate and guide our fellow colleagues in the industry.”

AON leaders invited to speak at the conference include the following individuals:

  • Jim Chen, MD, an AON consultant and incoming physician, is a panelist in the session “Is AI Ready for Prime Time for Cancer Care.”
  • Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, is a panelist in the sessions “Welcome From the Co-Chairs,” “Defining Value in Oncology: Executing VBC Accurately & Ethically to Account for All Stakeholders,” “Reflections From the Co-Chairs” and “Meeting Observations From the Co-Chairs.” 
  • James Gilmore, PharmD, AON’s chief pharmacy and clinical services officer, is a panelist in the session “Managing Formularies: Successfully Navigating Multiple Formularies to Balance Clinical & Financial Outcomes.”
  • Mark Moch, AON’s chief information officer, is a panelist in the session “Preparing for Precision Medicine 2.0 in Community Oncology.”
  • Martin Palmeri, MD, MBA, medical oncologist at Messino Cancer Centers, is a panelist in the session “Hospitals: Friend or Foe? Examining Independent Practice-Hospital Relationships & Trends.”
  • Alti Rahman, MHA/MBA, CSSBB, AON’s chief strategy and innovation officer, is a panelist in the sessions “Welcome From the Co-Chairs,” “Guardians of Confidentiality: Navigating Cybersecurity & Data Privacy in Oncology,” “Is AI Ready for Prime Time for Cancer Care,” “Reflections From the Co-Chairs” and “Meeting Observations From the Co-Chairs.”
  • Jan Smithson, regional physician liaison manager for Genesis Cancer and Blood Institute, is a panelist in the session “Marketing Matters: Driving Provider Referrals in Competitive Marketplaces.”

AON is a fellow leader in the community oncology sector and dedicated to paving the way for independent practices to thrive independently with its support and resources, generating new revenue streams and growth in locations and patient services. Since its inception, AON has provided administrative support and access to critical offerings such as the in-house pharmacy and laboratory services to independent oncology medical practices.

Through the partnership with AON, physicians have the resources needed to focus on providing the highest standard of care to every patient while continuing to deliver comprehensive cancer care, therapies and expanded patient services in their clinics, reducing the reliance on larger health systems and other third-party companies.

“AON and COA share similar missions, which creates a strong foundation for impact in the community oncology industry, and we are excited to be involved in the COA conference this year,” said Rahman, AON’s chief strategy and innovation officer who also serves as co-chair of the COA conference. “In any sector of healthcare, the sharing of information, knowledge and best practices is important to achieving the necessary advancements in medicine. The conference brings together today’s healthcare and community oncology leaders for two days of education and networking. We understand the future of healthcare is a collective effort, and the conference provides a platform to foster unity and the exchange of information. At AON, we strive to be more than event attendees and seek to be catalysts for community oncology.”

AON is an exhibitor at the conference and can be found at booth 305.  

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at AONcology.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

American Oncology Network Expands Footprint in Texas with the Addition of Woodlands Cancer Institute in Houston

Woodlands Cancer Institute opens three clinic locations that provide medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology care to its patients.

WOODLANDS, Texas, March 26, 2024 –  American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), one of the nation’s fastest-growing networks of independent oncology practices, is pleased to announce the opening of Woodlands Cancer Institute and welcomes its physicians to the network.

Woodlands Cancer Institute is AON’s second practice in Texas and first in Montgomery County. The practice specializes in delivering medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology care and services in a community-based setting. The practice is led by a team of highly skilled Board-certified medical oncologists and one Board-certified radiation oncologist: Eric P. Kleinbaum, MD; Sandeep “Kodi” Kodityal, MD, FACP; Krishna K. Pachipala, MD, MRCP; and Jason Berilgen, MD.

“We are eager to join AON and look forward to utilizing the resources that are available to us through this new partnership,” said the physician team at Woodlands Cancer Institute. “AON’s vast menu of support and resources provide essential services that are designed to help community-based practices survive and thrive so that there is a continuity of cancer care. These resources are essential to helping us provide comprehensive and high-quality patient care services.”

Through a strategic partnership, AON practices have an immediate connection to important systems and teams that alleviate the administrative burden many independent medical practices encounter when operating a business. Such resources include access to the in-house pathology division, in-house specialty pharmacy for oral oncolytic medication and care coordination team for patient support among other benefits.

“On behalf of AON, I would like to extend a welcome to Woodlands Cancer Institute and their care team to our growing network of oncology practices,” said Anthony Belott, AON’s chief development officer. “Our goal continues to be to deliver the necessary services that allow community practices to thrive so that they can maintain the high quality of patient care they are dedicated to providing within the community. We are excited to be partnering with Woodlands Cancer Institute and the physicians to assist them with their patient care needs and journey to elevating cancer care in their community.”

“Independent medical practices like Woodlands Cancer Institute are critical to closing the cancer care gap by ensuring cancer care and services are accessible at the local level,” said Todd Schonherz, AON’s chief executive officer. “We are honored that Woodlands Cancer Institute has selected AON to partner with and look forward to witnessing their success in serving their patients.”

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com. For more information about Woodlands Cancer Institute, visit www.woodlandscancer.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at AONcology.com.

About Woodlands Cancer Institute
Woodlands Cancer Institute is a community-based medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology practice providing treatment for patients diagnosed with all types of cancer and blood disorders. Through compassionate care that centers around the patient, we strive to provide the best possible experience to patients and their families throughout the healthcare journey. Learn more at www.woodlandscancer.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

New Location, Same Personalized Care: Hematology Oncology Clinic Relocates the Zachary Clinic

Local oncology practice moves its clinic to continue providing enhanced cancer care to the Zachary community.

ZACHARY, La., March 18, 2024Hematology Oncology Clinic, a partner practice of American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), has relocated its clinic in Zachary to 4242 Highway 19, Suite 19. The new Zachary clinic is located approximately three miles away from its original location and is now open to new and current patients.

Hematology Oncology Clinic’s Board-certified medical oncologist Michael J. Castine, III, MD, is the primary physician at the Zachary clinic and is joined by the practice’s experienced clinical team. The clinic offers four private exam rooms that provide dedicated space for patient-physician conversations and 12 infusion chairs for patients receiving certain therapies as part of their treatment plans. The site is also equipped with an onsite laboratory for immediate blood draws and other required work.

“While our clinic has a new address, our standards of patient care have not changed,” said Dr. Castine, III. “The practice holds itself to continuously providing high-quality care and services to our patients in a compassionate and holistic manner that is central to our patient-first mindset. This is a definite in all of Hematology Oncology Clinic’s three clinic locations. We appreciate our patients’ continued trust in us and look forward to serving them at our new address in Zachary.”

Hematology Oncology Clinic has been delivering care to patients living in Baton Rouge, Zachary, Alexandria and the surrounding area for many years. The practice ensures patients receive personalized care and treatment plans that are designed exclusively for their unique needs. As a community-based practice, Hematology Oncology Clinic provides affordable care in a comfortable environment while offering high-quality, state-of-the-art treatment in convenient locations.

The practice is a partner of American Oncology Network, one of the nation’s fastest-growing community-based networks. Through this partnership, Hematology Oncology Clinic makes additional patient care and services available such as access to the in-house specialty pharmacy with home delivery of certain medications among other benefits.

“We cannot wait to welcome our patients to the new space, where we will continue to prioritize their health and well-being,” said Dr. Castine, III. “The relocation will allow us to expand patient services and therapeutics, while also providing a larger space for additional staff to deliver one-on-one care.”

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com. For more information about Hematology Oncology Clinic, visit www.hocbr.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at www.AONcology.com.

About Hematology Oncology Clinic
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, the Hematology Oncology Clinic serves patients from offices in Baton Rouge, Zachary and Alexandria, Louisiana. Our Board-certified physicians include Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael Castine, III and Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi. The practice’s highly trained and experienced clinical staff consists of nurse practitioners, oncology-certified registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Learn more at www.hocbr.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

American Oncology Network Announces Leaders Participating in ACCC’s Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit

Alti Rahman and Susan Sabo-Wagner were selected as panelists at the Association of Cancer Care Centers event in Washington, D.C.

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 7, 2024 American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is pleased to announce its leaders who participated in the Association of Cancer Care Centers (ACCC) 50th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit. Alti Rahman, MBA, MHA, CSSBB, and Susan Sabo-Wagner, MSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC, were selected to be session panelists and are active members of the ACCC planning task force for the Summit, and Anne Marie Rainey, AON’s director of value-based care, serves on the ACCC board.

The Summit, held from February 28 to March 1 at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., gathered healthcare leaders, health policy experts and key influencers in cancer care delivery for educational and networking opportunities, according to the ACCC event website. The Summit’s purpose was to analyze innovative solutions to cancer care challenges.

Rahman, AON’s chief strategy & innovation officer, participated as a panelist in the sessions “Deep Dive 3: Payer, Manufacturer, and Supply Chain Challenges”; and “Deep Dive 6: Artificial and Business Intelligence Technology.”

Sabo-Wagner, AON’s vice president of clinical innovation, joined Rahman as a panelist in the session “Deep Dive 6: Artificial and Business Intelligence Technology.”

“It is an honor to have been invited to share my expertise and perspective as a panelist at the Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit,” said Rahman. “The Summit lays the groundwork to dive into pressing issues that face cancer care while exploring innovative solutions to the challenges that face our industry. I enjoyed having the opportunity to engage in dynamic conversations and exchange best practices with fellow panelists and attendees.”

“We are excited to have our leaders serve as panelists of this prestigious event,” said Todd Schonherz, AON’s chief executive officer. “This is a testament to the depth of experience and thought leadership within our organization and illustrates our commitment to driving positive change within the industry. I am confident that our leaders made significant contributions to the discussions and inspired fellow industry peers.”

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at AONcology.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

Florida Oncology & Hematology Relocates Clinic to Clearwater

The practice is now open to new and current patients.

CLEARWATER, Fla., February 12, 2024Community oncology practice Florida Oncology & Hematology, a partner practice of American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), has relocated its Safety Harbor clinic to 3220 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. The clinic is now open to patients.

The new clinic includes six exam rooms for patient privacy and 21 infusion chairs for patients receiving infusion or oncology treatments. Additionally, the clinic is set up with an onsite laboratory, allowing patients to have lab tests done and receive results during their appointments.

Board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist Jose Alemar, MD, remains the primary physician of Florida Oncology & Hematology and has been treating a wide range of cancer and blood diseases for more than 18 years. Dr. Alemar will be joined at the new clinic by Board-certified nurse practitioner Michelle Manias, APRN.

“Our patients have, first and foremost, been our purpose — the reason we do what we do,” said Dr. Alemar. “The location of the new clinic was chosen to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and safe from the moment they walk through the door. While our address is changing, our dedication to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care remains the same. The new clinic will allow us to continue offering high-quality cancer care and services to the community while guaranteeing convenient accessibility for our patients.”

Florida Oncology & Hematology is equipped to deliver the latest cancer care and therapies at its new location. Through its partnership with AON, the practice can provide additional services to patients such as in-house pathology services and specialty pharmacy, and care coordination support and financial counseling for patients among other benefits.

“I am eager to continue providing care to my patients and community at our new Clearwater location,” said Dr. Alemar. “Thank you to our patients and their families for continuing to trust us with their care.”

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com. For more information about Florida Oncology & Hematology, visit www.floridaonc.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at www.AONcology.com.

About Florida Oncology & Hematology
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders, Florida Oncology & Hematology providers have been serving patients in the Clearwater, Florida, and surrounding Pinellas County areas for more than 18 years. As a community-based practice, we offer a full range of exceptional cancer services, providing the highest quality treatment based on research and focused on the whole person. Learn more at www.floridaonc.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia Opens New Oncology Clinic in Cumming

The community oncology practice is equipped to treat a wide variety of cancer types and is open to both new and current patients.

CUMMING, Ga., February 6, 2024 Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia, a partner practice of American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), announced today the opening of its new clinic in Cumming, which is located at 101 Greenfield Drive, Suite 220.

The clinic is the second location for the practice with the first being established in Johns Creek, which opened to the community in September 2022. The dedicated space is designed to provide cancer care and services in a comfortable and compassionate environment that promotes patient health and wellness.

The clinic is over 4,000 square feet and includes four private exam rooms and nine infusion chairs. Board-certified medical oncologists Sreekanth C. Reddy, MD, and Aneesha Ananthula, MD, along with the practice’s nurse practitioner Meredith Kirk, APRN, will serve patients at the new clinic.

“I am thrilled to announce the expansion of our practice,” said Dr. Reddy. “It has been our honor to serve the patients in Johns Creek, and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our care to the Cumming community. Our new clinic will provide the critical healthcare services needed to treat various cancer types and be delivered through our holistic and personalized care approach.”

Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia is a community-based practice that delivers a variety of cancer services. Through its partnership with AON, the practice is able to provide essential services such as the centralized laboratory and pathology, an in-house specialty pharmacy for oral oncologic prescriptions and a care coordination program as well as financial counseling for patients. The new clinic will continue to provide these comprehensive care services and support that mirrors the patient offerings at Johns Creek.

“No matter where our patients decide to receive care, they will encounter the same experience at both clinics, which is grounded in delivering compassionate cancer care at all times and the patient-first mentality,” said Dr. Reddy. “We look forward to serving this new community.”

“At AON, we are continuously looking for opportunities to help community oncology practices expand so that they can improve access to cancer care,” said Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, AON’s chief medical officer. “We remain firm in our commitment that these necessary healthcare services should be available and accessible to all — no matter the patient’s location. Congratulations to the practice on the new clinic, and we are ready to support the care team as they serve this new community.”

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com. For more information about Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia, visit www.cancerbloodspecialistsga.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at www.AONcology.com.

About Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders, Cancer and Blood Specialists of Georgia providers have been serving patients in Johns Creek, Georgia, and surrounding Atlanta areas for more than 18 years. As a community-based practice, we offer a full range of exceptional cancer services, providing the highest quality treatment based on research and focused on the whole person. Learn more at www.cancerbloodspecialistsga.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

American Oncology Network Expands in Maryland, Welcomes New Practice to Its Network

Bay Hematology Oncology joins the American Oncology Network.

EASTON, Md., February 5, 2024 –  American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), one of the nation’s fastest-growing community oncology networks, is pleased to welcome Bay Hematology Oncology to its expanding network of practices.

Bay Hematology Oncology includes a team of accomplished Board-certified physicians David Smith, MD; Muhammad Siddique, MD; and Pamela Simpson, MD; and a dedicated care staff of four advanced practitioners who are experienced in treating an array of blood disorders and cancer-related diseases. The practice currently has two clinic locations: one in Easton and the other in Centreville.

“Our goal is to provide the latest and advanced therapies to our patients and deliver continuous support and resources to them and their loved ones throughout the journey,” said Dr. Smith, medical oncologist at Bay Hematology Oncology. “AON is a nationwide leader and provider that offers practices like ours an integrated care model, and through this partnership with AON, we can position ourselves to improve our care services to ensure that our patients receive the best possible therapies for their diagnoses. Additionally, AON’s ingrained patient-first mentality aligns with our practice’s care approach, and the company’s focus on ensuring the success of community oncology practices like ours is instrumental as we continue forward within the ever-changing healthcare landscape. We are dedicated to our patients and commit to delivering the best available care and therapies for their diseases, and joining AON will help us with this ongoing mission.”

“We are excited to welcome Bay Hematology Oncology to our network of community-based practices,” said Anthony Belott, AON’s chief development officer. “This new partnership will strengthen our commitment to providing high-quality and accessible care to patients, no matter their location. The practice’s esteemed reputation for excellence and patient-first care approach aligns with our own, and we are confident that this partnership will be a positive development for patients and the community.”

In addition to the current patient services offered, as part of the AON partnership, Bay Hematology Oncology’s two clinics will offer additional patient resources. Such resources include in-house pathology services, enhanced in-house specialty pharmacy for oral oncolytic medication and care coordination for patients among other benefits. Patients can continue to expect the same high level of care provided by the physicians and care team.

“Community practices of all specialties are the heart of healthcare and beneficial to patients in all communities by keeping care and services accessible and affordable,” said Todd Schonherz, AON’s chief executive officer. “At AON, we strive to ensure practices like Bay Hematology Oncology have the equipment, support and resources to deliver care within the communities they serve. It is always an honor to welcome a new practice to our network. On behalf of AON, welcome Bay Hematology Oncology.”

Bay Hematology Oncology is AON’s 36th practice and third in Maryland. For more information about AON, visit www.aoncology.com. To learn more about Bay Hematology Oncology, visit www.bayhematologyoncology.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at AONcology.com.

About Bay Hematology Oncology
Bay Hematology Oncology treats a full range of blood disorders and cancer-related diseases, from cancers of the blood, skin, and lymph system to cancers of the solid organs. The staff and experienced physicians take a multidisciplinary approach, combining medical, radiation and surgical oncology to help patients on the road to recovery. The practice is committed to bringing the latest technologies and advanced treatment options to patients. Together, they help patients with therapies to reduce side effects, boost their energy levels, and keep them strong during treatment. Learn more at www.bayhematologyoncology.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

Vista Oncology Welcomes New Board-Certified Medical Oncologist to the Practice

Mandy Robertson, MD, joins the community oncology practice.

OLYMPIA, Wash., January 29, 2024Vista Oncology, a partner practice of American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), is pleased to welcome new physician Mandy Robertson, MD, to its care team and is now accepting patients at the Olympia clinic location.

Dr. Robertson is Board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Virginia Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, and a hematology-oncology fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

“It is a pleasure to be joining the team at Vista Oncology,” said Dr. Robertson. “I have been impressed by the physicians and the level of care provided at the practice. My decision to join the team stems from the shared values of integrity and compassion. My goal is to contribute to the continued success of Vista Oncology, and I am eager to collaborate with my fellow physicians to improve the health of our community and provide care to our patients who have trusted us with their care.”

Dr. Robertson will join Vista Oncology’s other Board-certified physicians: Ahmad Ali Fora, MD; Min S. Kang, MD, MS; Linli Xuan, MD; and Joseph Z. Ye, MD.

“On behalf of the entire team at Vista Oncology, it is my honor to welcome Dr. Robertson to our practice,” said Joseph Z. Ye, MD, medical oncologist at Vista Oncology. “Her passion for patient care and commitment to excellence in cancer care align seamlessly with our values. This is an exciting moment for our practice because we are able to expand our physician team, allowing us to serve more patients, as well as increase our capabilities to continue providing our comprehensive cancer care and therapies.”

“Congratulations to Vista Oncology on expanding their physician team to include Dr. Robertson,” said Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, AON’s chief medical officer. “She brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience to the practice. I look forward to witnessing the positive impact she will have on the health and well-being of our patients in the community.”

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com. For more information about Vista Oncology, visit www.vista-oncology.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at www.AONcology.com.

About Vista Oncology
We offer the most comprehensive levels of comfort, care, and compassion. Vista utilizes the most advanced treatments and every available resource, from recent molecular studies to industry-sponsored clinical trials in order to ensure patient-tailored cancer survivorship on every step of the journey. 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 www.vista-oncology.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

Low Country Cancer Care Opens New Clinic in Alma

The clinic is equipped for treating various cancer types and blood disorders.

ALMA, Ga., January 10, 2024 –  Low Country Cancer Care, a community oncology practice that is part of American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), has partnered with Bacon County Hospital and Health System to open its new clinic in Alma. The clinic is currently providing patient care one day a week on Wednesdays and is located at 207 South Wayne Street, on the Bacon County Hospital campus.

“It is our honor to open a clinic in Alma so that we can provide more convenient access to quality cancer care and services to patients in this area,” said Asit Jha, MD, Board-certified medical oncologist at Low Country Cancer Care who will be the primary physician seeing patients at the Alma clinic. “We believe that this new location will make it easier for patients to receive the care they need without having to travel long distances for appointments and treatments.”

The clinic’s spacious and well-equipped design ensures that patients receive the privacy and comfort they deserve when meeting with the physician and during treatment sessions. With one to two private exam rooms for one-on-one consultations with Dr. Jha and members of the clinical staff and two to three infusion chairs for administering therapies, the clinic is equipped to meet the diverse needs of patients undergoing cancer care.

Joining Dr. Jha at the clinic are the practice’s Board-certified nurse practitioners Ann Hinson, FNP-C, and Aaron Houser, FNP-C.

“Our goal at Low Country Cancer Care is to provide compassionate and comprehensive cancer care that is tailored to the individual needs of each of our patients, and this remains true at our Alma clinic,” said Dr. Jha. “We will work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that is right for them and then provide the support they need throughout their cancer journey. We are excited to be part of the Alma community and look forward to serving residents of this area.”

The Alma clinic is the practice’s eighth location in the region, serving as an extension of the Waycross clinic. The practice includes a group of specialized medical oncologists and hematologists who are experienced in treating a wide range of cancer and blood disorders. Low Country Cancer Care is a proud partner practice of AON and joined the network in early 2022. As a member of the network, the practice receives additional support and resources meant to advance the patient care delivered. Such resources include laboratory services, in-house pathology services and specialty pharmacy, and care coordination support and financial counseling for patients among other benefits.

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com. For more information about Low Country Cancer Care, visit www.lcccsav.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at AONcology.com.

About Low Country Cancer Care
The physicians of Low Country Cancer Care are specialists in the treatment and prevention of cancer and blood disorders. Low Country Cancer Care is devoted to the care of our patients as well as the prevention and eradication of these types of diseases. Low Country Cancer Care is constantly striving to provide advanced treatment and world-class medicine in a warm, compassionate, and personalized environment. Our experienced and highly trained team is dedicated to providing the highest-quality diagnosis, treatment, care and trust for our patients. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed care with a human touch. Learn more at www.lcccsav.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com

Physicians from American Oncology Network Selected to Present at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition

The network’s physicians’ research reports were selected after a thorough peer review process.

FORT MYERS, Fla., December 21, 2023 American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC), one of the nation’s fastest-growing networks of community oncology practices, is pleased to announce its physicians Ruemu E. Birhiray, MD; Ralph V. Boccia, MD, FACP; and Arvind Chaudhry, MD, PhD, were selected to present their research results at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, California, which was held on December 9 through December 12.

Each year, over 5,000 scientific abstracts undergo a meticulous and thorough peer review process, with only a select few earning acceptances for oral and poster presentations at the annual meeting and exposition. The selected abstracts epitomize crucial and innovative research in the field.

The following AON physician investigators presented their research results during poster discussions and presentations at the annual meeting:

  • Dr. Ruemu E. Birhiray, Board-certified medical oncologist at Hematology Oncology of Indiana, authored two reports: “Clinical Research in the Community” and “DEI in Clinical Trials: Where Are We Now and Where We Should Strive to be.” Dr. Birhiray also served as moderator of the session “Setting Realistic Goals for DEI in Hematology Trials.”
  • Dr. Ralph V. Boccia, Board-certified medical oncologist at The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, served as coauthor of several reports: “Brentuximab Vedotin in Frontline Therapy of Hodgkin Lymphoma in Patients with Significant Comorbidities Ineligible for Standard Chemotherapy (SGN35-015 Part E),” “A Phase 1 Trial Evaluating the Addition of Lenalidomide to Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma Patients Progressing on Ruxolitinib and Methylprednisolone,” “Multiple Myeloma: Prospective Therapeutic Trials: Poster III,” and “Hodgkin Lymphomas and T/NK Cell Lymphomas: Clinical and Epidemiological: Poster III.”
  • Dr. Arvind Chaudhry, Board-certified medical oncologist at Summit Cancer Centers, served as coauthor of one report: “Bellwave-010: Phase 3, Open-Label, Randomized Study of Nemtabrutinib Plus Venetoclax Versus Venetoclax Plus Rituximab in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma Following at Least One Prior Therapy.”

“Having the opportunity to share and present your research at the annual meeting is a proud accomplishment,” said Dr. Boccia, who also serves as AON Research Committee Chairman. “As physicians, we are on the front lines of patient care, and our research is an extension of that commitment. This platform highlights the alignment between medical inquiry and improved patient outcomes, emphasizing the imperative for physicians to actively contribute to the continuous advancements of medical knowledge. Let this moment energize us to persist in our pursuit of medical knowledge that contributes meaningfully to the well-being of those we serve.”

“It is with immense pride and honor that I acknowledge the physicians in our network who have been selected to share their research reports with colleagues from across the nation,” said Stephen “Fred” Divers, MD, AON’s chief medical officer. “Their commitment to research and the betterment of patient care is a testament to the caliber of physicians we have at AON. I am grateful to be a part of a network of physicians who are advancing healthcare through research and are pushing the boundaries of healthcare innovation to improve patient outcomes.”

According to the ASH website, the in-person and virtual annual meeting and exposition brought together medical professionals who specialize in hematology care for four days of immersive learning, networking, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. It featured the latest educational and scientific content in hematology, designed to help attendees learn from the top minds in the field.

For more information about AON, visit www.AONcology.com.

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About American Oncology Network
American Oncology Network (AON) (Nasdaq: AONC) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success and viability of community oncology and other specialties. Founded in 2018, AON’s rapidly expanding network represents more than 220 providers practicing across 20 states. AON pioneers innovative healthcare solutions through its physician-led model, fostering value-based care that improves patient outcomes while reducing costs and expanding access to quality care. AON equips its network physicians with the tools they need to thrive independently while providing comprehensive support, integrated revenue-diversifying ancillary services, and practice management expertise, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest standard of care for every patient. AON is committed to promoting health equity by addressing disparities in cancer care and ensuring that all patients have access to the care they need to achieve optimal health outcomes. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, AON is shaping the future of community oncology. Learn more at AONcology.com.

Contact for more information:
Caroline Hewitt, Vice President of Marketing
American Oncology Network
Caroline.Hewitt@AONcology.com