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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 https://www.doctoryum.org/.

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. 

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We are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all of our patients, family, and caregivers upon request. To schedule your vaccine appointment email covid19tf@hoafredericksburg.com 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 Fredericksburg.com 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!

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/cancer-patient-able-to-breathe-again-after-getting-vaccinated/article_16d1ce0c-9b18-55ae-9620-d8bbb075522f.html?fbclid=IwAR07orusf1iJvnv8EhiAYaEqgtqipTBfLos05WMN2u786i-MGhVjTruxUS8

HOAF currently does not have the Covid-19 vaccine available for administration. We continue to work with the Virginia Department of Health and will schedule patients once we have obtained it. Please know that we will keep you updated and will communicate through email and our website as soon as we are able to provide the vaccine.

Patients 65 and older can register for the vaccine through the department of health here: https://redcap.vdh.virginia.gov/redcap/surveys/?s=9YKFTTY3TA.

All Virginia residents can sign up for pre-registration here: https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1ga4a74WEysQmkmLWpFLk64HZaMdiqSrKWLEHQwplqPhRyMPuqCI9N_Vs

As the unfortunate number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, our priority will remain to keep you, your family, and our staff safe.  We have determined at this time that to lower the potential for exposures, we will need to limit the number of visitors in our office.  We understand the importance of having them with you; however, we must remain diligent in our infection prevention efforts.  

Effective 12/21/2020, we are allowing visitors for the following visits ONLY:

  • New Oncology Office Visits
  • Patient Education Visit
  • Biopsy Reviews
  • Office Scan Review

All other visits we ask that you be prepared to attend only.  Our infusion center continues to strictly follow the NO VISITOR policy.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we implement these restrictions.  Keeping you on schedule for your visits and treatments is our number one priority and the best way to ensure this happens is keeping you and our staff safe and healthy. 


As the COVID pandemic continues, our COVID Task Force will continue to evaluate statistics and follow CDC and VDH guidelines.  Visitor restrictions will be lifted when and if it is deemed safe and appropriate.  

HOAF Covid-19 Update: Task Force, Response, and Safety

Host, Dr. Vaughn, is joined by the HOAF Covid-19 Task Force members in a conversation that speaks to the immediate community, patients, staff, and ideas for other independent practices to consider as they treat patients during a pandemic. Listen through to hear their roundtable discussion and get answers to questions sent by the HOAF community through our Facebook page.

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

Today we are recording a follow-up podcast episode focused on the Coronavirus, COVID-19, and how we have supported our patients and community during this time.  This podcast was recorded on October 12 of 2020.  Please check our website, hoafredericksburg.com for the most recent information. 

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