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The HOAF Support Group meets every Tuesday of the month at 12:30 in our downstairs conference room. Patients, family, and friends are all welcome and lunch is provided.

Topics and dates for 2020:

  • January 21 – Integrative Therapy
  • February 18 – Dealing with Emotions
  • March 17 – Adult coloring
  • April 21 – Fitness tips
  • May 19 – Chemo makeovers
  • June 16 – Nutrition
  • July 21 – Aromatherapy
  • August 18 – Financial considerations
  • September 15 – End of life planning
  • October 20 – Yoga
  • November 17 – Art therapy – holiday project
  • December 15 – Holiday party

Cancer Research and Clinical Trials

Learn how a community Oncology practice offers best-in-class clinical trials and cancer research. Meet Rosemary and Judy, a clinical trial patient and her close support and friend throughout treatment as they share their perspectives and experience. The HOAF Research team then brings the advancements, attention to detail, and patient focus in clinical trials to their portion of this episode.

Dr. Vaughn: Welcome today, listeners.  We are going to talk about clinical trials, here in the Fredericksburg area.  This is something dear to me, because one of our missions was to incorporate clinical trials into our oncology care, here at HOAF.  I think it’s something that we’re able to bring these new, novel treatments that are changing the direction of oncology care. And it’s just great to have this opportunity to do it for our patients, here.  I am so honored today, though, to have both Rosemary and Judy here to get the perspective from a patient’s view about a clinical trial. And I want to welcome you both.

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The Role of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are integral to patient treatment and work closely with physicians to provide support and continuity of care at HOAF. These professionals include Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and they have a growing role in Oncology Care. Meet 4 of HOAF’s APPs and learn about their roles in patient care and HOAF’s unique practice organization.

Every month we take you behind one of the most feared medical diagnoses: Cancer. Oncologist Dr. Vaughn brings in patients, caregivers, colleagues, and subject matter experts who turn down the fear and turn up the understanding.

Welcome to Cancer Shop Talk, Behind the Diagnosis. I am your host, Dr. Christopher Vaughn, Physician and Owner of Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg in Virginia. We are redefining the conversation about cancer through the lens of an independent Oncology practice. Thank you for joining us.

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Jen, our Examination & Laboratory Manager, has been chosen as one of the “Top 10 of the Next Gen” by Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and will be honored at the November 7th Ceremony. We are so proud to have Jen at HOAF and of the relationships she has formed with our patients and the community. The work she does behind the scenes has been inspiring; co-founding patient appreciation days, taking on the launch of our Flow Cytometry lab, and most recently teaming up to launch the Athletes Don’t Movement. Her spirit and dedication make Fredericksburg and HOAF a better place and we are fortunate to have this community leader at our practice. Read the article feature here.

Surviving Breast Cancer

Three breast cancer survivors share their stories of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and survival in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Meet Sara, Amy, and Lura; HOAF patients and inspirational women with unique journeys, treatment paths, and insight. Listen to hear frank discussion on what it means to be diagnosed with breast cancer, treatment types and changes over the years, and advice to new patients from women who have been behind the diagnosis.

Every month we take you behind one of the most feared medical diagnoses: Cancer. Oncologist Dr. Vaughn brings in patients, caregivers, colleagues, and subject matter experts who turn down the fear and turn up the understanding.

Dr. Vaughn: Welcome listening audience. Thank you so much for tuning in to our special podcast here on breast cancer survivors. I’m honored to have Sarah here with us. I am so amazed at the courage and resilience of our patients and Sarah is a testament to that. We’re going to spend some time talking about how she found out about breast cancer and her experience here at HOAF. Hopefully she had a very positive experience and hopefully has some thoughts for others that are newly diagnosed.

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HOAF’s new Podcast, Cancer Shop Talk: Behind the Diagnosis with Dr. Vaughn was featured on fredericksburg.com after the launch of Episode 1: Meet the owners of an independent oncology practice. Practice physician and owner Dr. Vaughn launched the podcast in an effort to turn down the fear and turn up the understanding when it comes to a Cancer diagnosis.

Every month Dr. Vaughn brings in patients, caregivers, colleagues, and subject matter experts who discuss their areas of experiences, stories, and advice. We are redefining conversations about cancer through the lens of a community independent oncology practice, Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg. Read the article feature here.

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Meet The Owners of an Independent Oncology Practice

Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg - Cancer Shop Talk - Behind the Diagnosis with Dr. Vaughn

Every month we take you behind one of the most feared medical diagnoses: Cancer. Oncologist Dr. Vaughn brings in patients, caregivers, colleagues, and subject matter experts who turn down the fear and turn up the understanding. We are redefining conversations about cancer through the lens of a community independent oncology practice, Hematology Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg.

Four oncologists share their stories and the motivation behind their decision to become owners of an independent oncology practice in a changing world of medicine and cancer treatment. Meet Dr. Maurer, Dr. Menachery, Dr. Whitehurst, and Dr. Vaughn as they roundtable their path to oncology and the patient-focus behind independent practices. 

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