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Cannabis and Cancer Care Continued with Jonathan V. Gallo

Dr. Vaughn is back with a new episode of Cancer Shop Talk: Behind the Diagnosis. In this episode, Dr. Vaughn talks with cannabis business lawyer Jonathan V. Gallo about the current state of cannabis laws in Virginia and how it affects oncology patients. Listen now to go behind the diagnosis, learn about how patients can get access to cannabis to relieve symptoms during treatment, and hear about the future of cannabis laws.

Dr. Vaughn:

Welcome to Cancer Shop Talk: Behind the Diagnosis. Today, we are speaking with a cannabis business lawyer as the third and final part of our Cannabis in Cancer Care series and we’re privileged today to have Jonathan Gallo, who’s an attorney at Vandeventer Black in Norfolk, Virginia, whose firm helps manage some of the cannabis law group, I guess, advises businesses in the industry, as this is, I’m sure, not only in medical industry, but evolving in other disciplines as well. Jonathan, we’re so happy to have you on board here and want to just give you the opportunity to introduce yourself and your background and how your practice got into some of this cannabis law in Virginia.


Cannabis and Cancer Care Continued with Gabriela Montes

Cancer Shop Talk Podcast Episode 9 Gabriela Montest

Dr. Vaughn talks with certified cannabis nurse and member of the Cannabis Nurses Association and Cannabis Nurses Network Gabriela Montes about treating symptoms with cannabis. Listen now to go behind the diagnosis, learn about how nurses are educating themselves to accurately dose cannabinoids to help relieve patients’ symptoms, side effects to treatment, and more. 

Dr Vaughn: Welcome to Cancer Shop Talk, Behind the Diagnosis. Today, we are speaking with a certified cannabis nurse. I am excited to introduce Gabriela Montez, who is a member of the Cannabis Nurses Association and Cannabis Nurses Network.


In our continuing efforts to combat the COVID 19 virus, HOAF offers the following services:

  • Vaccines, boosters and third doses through our on-site vaccine clinic 
  • Administration of the Evusheld prophylactic therapy for severely immunocompromised patients
  • Refer symptomatic HOAF patients, who test positive with the virus, for treatment with available monoclonal antibodies or antivirals

Our visitor policy allows for:

  • EXAM:  one visitor ONLY is allowed with patients regardless of visit type.
  • INFUSION:  one masked visitor may accompany patients.  

We ask that all visitors be symptom-free, with no recent exposures to COVID 19.

To return to the office, patients who have tested positive, are required to present a negative test after two weeks of confirmed COVID 19 diagnosis or no test required if more than 30 days has passed.

For those patients with COVID-like symptoms, a test is required before entering the building.  Testing can be done in our outdoor COVID testing area.  Please call our office to schedule.  PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING IF YOU ARE HAVING SYMPTOMS!  These include:

  • Congestion
  • Scratchy or sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Loss of sense of taste and/or smell

All patients, visitors and vendors must properly wear a mask to be admitted to the office.

Cannabis and Cancer Care with Dr. Katia Tonkin

Dr. Vaughn talks with Oncologist and Society of Cannabis Clinicians board member Dr. Katia Tonkin about the changing role of cannabis in cancer care and pain management. Listen now to go behind the diagnosis and learn more about the medical use of cannabis and best practices in clinical care.

Dr Vaughn: Welcome to Cancer Shop Talk, Behind the Diagnosis.  Today’s episode begins our new series on Medical Cannabis.  We’re connecting with providers, subject matter experts, and patients to go behind medical cannabis and uncover how the treatment is used when it comes to oncology.  Today we’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Katia Tonkin to the show.


Cancer Care & Nutrition Featuring the Dr. Yum Project

Dr. Vaughn sits down with two physicians behind The Dr. Yum Project. Dr. Nimali Fernando (Dr. Yum founder) and Dr. Santhi Nair break down the resources and recipes made specifically for HOAF patients by the Dr. Yum Project and answer questions from the community submitted by our podcast audience. Listen now to go behind the diagnosis and learn more about how nutrition plays a pivotal role in general health and cancer care. Learn more at

Dr. Vaughn:  [Music playing]  Welcome to “Cancer Shop Talk: Behind the Diagnosis”.  Today, we are speaking with two wonderful physicians about how nutrition can be a tool in bolstering your general health and supporting health during cancer treatments.  We have partnered with Dr. Yum, thrilled to introduce Dr. Nair and Dr. Fernando to the podcast. 


We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all of our patients, family, and caregivers upon request. To schedule your vaccine appointment email or call 540-371-0079 extension 181.

We are allowing one visitor per patient for all office visits, no visitors are allowed in our infusion center. Thank you for your patience and support as we work together to keep our patients and community safe.

HOAF Patient, Donneta Sisson, was recently featured on in the special shirt she had made for her vaccination.

Click through to read about the first patient to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at our practice!

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