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Corona Virus, COVID-19 HOAF Response & Task Force

Learn how HOAF is keeping our patients and community healthy and safe during Corona Virus, Covid-19. Dr. Vaughn interviews the HOAF Corona Virus task force to gain a deeper understanding of the virus, share how HOAF prepared and our current protocols, provide recommendations for other clinics during the pandemic, and answer questions from the community submitted via Facebook.

Dr. Vaughn: Today, we are recording a special podcast episode, focused on the Corona Virus, COVID-19, and how we are supporting our patients and community during this time. This podcast was recorded on March 17th, 2020. Please check our website, HOAFredericksburg.com for the most recent information. I’m very comforted to be here today with our task force team who have been working non-stop to develop appropriate procedures and policies to help our patients through this unpredictable and anxious time. I’m going to let them introduce themselves.

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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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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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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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