Dr. Paul Treadwell with 21st Century Oncology in Las Vegas was featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal discussing the importance of men’s health. A male patient with advanced colorectal cancer could’ve been diagnosed sooner if he went to the doctor when he first experienced symptoms.
By MICHAEL LYLE
For nine months, 51-year-old Sheldon McArthur ignored discomfort in his body. He thought it could be a number of things, such as getting older.
Board certified radiation oncologist and integrative oncologist Dr. Brian Lawenda talks about how integrative oncology is an important part of a cancer treatment plan. Integrative oncology uses conventional treatments like radiation therapy combined with alternative therapies like meditation, supplements, and acupuncture.
Dr. Brian Lawenda practices with Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick, Washington
Individual Physicians are Teaming Up to Survive in the Modern Healthcare Market
In today’s medical market, natural selection is at an all time high. The demands and costs for physicians in private practice have skyrocketed since the 2010 signing of the Affordable Care Act. They are being pressured to use information technology, such as new electronic health record systems, and other new resources to improve patients’ wellbeing. However beneficial these resources may be, they are extremely costly. Because of this, more and more doctors are choosing to band together in Independent Practice Associations, better known as IPAs.
Essentially, an IPA is a network of physicians who remain independent, but agree to work together to contract with HMO’s or other managed care plans to improve the quality of care they provide. These collaborations can be advantageous for physicians, patients and the community at large. However, they also have their drawbacks.
Kent Radiation Therapy in Warwick, R.I. recently earned the prestigious accreditation in radiation oncology from American College of Radiology. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.
Local newspaper Providence Business News covered this achievement in the story below.
BY PBN STAFF
WARWICK – Kent Radiation Therapy has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology, after a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
When a husband and wife go through cancer together, they have each other to lean on, as well as radiation oncologist Dr. Sheila Rege with Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick, WA. In the video below, Mr. and Mrs. Farris discuss their cancer treatment together on local news station KNDO-TV.
Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick recently added a device called Optune to help fight brain cancers. Dr. Sheila Rege was interviewed by the Tri-Cities Journal of Business explaining the benefits of the device in the story below.
by Audra Distifeno
The Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick is giving patients with glioblastoma brain cancers a new tool to battle invasive cancer cells — a device called Optune.
Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick is affiliated with 21st Century Oncology, a national provider of integrated cancer care services. It was one of the first medical practices nationally to provide Optune.
“If you have a new weapon to fight the brain tumor – even if you’re prolonging survival – it’s a huge benefit because, like I tell my patients, then there may be something else that can help later,” said Dr. Sheila Rege, M.D., who has been an oncologist in the Tri-Cities for 18 years. “It’s been several years since we’ve seen something that can control glioblastoma. That’s why there’s so much excitement.”
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