New York Oncology Hematology is bringing home help for cancer patients

Cancer Care

When the diagnosis is serious, it's good to know that there's help nearby. Providing serious cancer care is the mission of New York Oncology Hematology, P.C. Formed from the merger of 45 doctors in 12 locations within an eight county area that runs from Amsterdam to Hudson and includes the entire capital district, this medical practice provides state-of-the-art cancer care, right here from home.

Providing a high level of care starts with providing comprehensive care. That's just what New York Oncology Hematology offers, bringing together the latest scanners, most sensitive diagnostic tests, newest radiation treatment and everything in between – everything, in fact, that many people think they can only find at hospital.

“Previously, people went to Boston or New York City for treatment, but not that our practice has installed the most advanced equipment, we can provide the same level of treatment with much greater comfort and convenience for our patients,” explains Diane Guillerm, one of the practice administrators for New York Oncology Hematology. “Not having to make a long drive or even hike through a large parking lot makes a huge difference for those who are dealing with this disease.”

Indeed, New York Oncology Hematology's 12 locations includes four cancer centers, fully equipped with cutting edge equipment such as a full diagnostic laboratory, new linear accelerators for use in radiation treatment. The practice's affiliation U.S. Oncology, a large national management company, also gives it access to the latest research studies, which may make patients eligible for earlier access to the newest medications and experimental protocols.

The 45 doctors of New York Oncology Hematology pool their collective knwoledge and experience, on both an informal and formal basis. “By coming together to form one practice, our doctors have pooled their resources to ensure a higher level of patient care, right here,” Guillerm notes.

“Obviously, with so many doctors, we have some that specialize in various types of cancer,” says Guillerm. “Some doctors concentrate on research, while others have years of patient care experience, so they frequently use each other for consultation. By coming together like this, they're essentially giving each patient the expertise of all 45 doctors, which provides a tremendous benefit to the patients.”

By pooling their resources, knowledge and expertise, the doctors of New York Oncology Hematology have created a convenient and comfortable alternative to long-distance care.

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