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Area health care network expands in Arizona

American Oncology Network now has three locations in Arizona.

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Courtesy. American Oncology Network CEO Todd Schonherz
Courtesy. American Oncology Network CEO Todd Schonherz
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FORT MYERS — American Oncology Network, a national network of independent community oncologists, has added a pair of practices in Arizona.

One of the new entities to join AON is Pinal Cancer & Surgery Center in Casa Grande, Arizona, according to a statement. Pinal formerly operated under the Alliance Cancer Care and Alliance Surgery Arizona brand. Pinal Cancer & Surgery Center provides general and oncology surgery specializing in minimally invasive, minor and major surgical conditions, as well as radiation oncology and medical oncology/hematology treatments and services for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders, the release states.

“We welcome Drs. Carlos Arce-Lara and Ramon Mourelo to our growing network of community oncology practices,” AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl says in the statement. “The physicians and staff at Pinal Cancer & Surgery Center have an excellent reputation in the community and are truly dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive, integrated care.”

The other practice to join AON is Desert Hematology Oncology, which is in Surprise, Arizona and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and blood disorders. The community-based practice joined AON effective Nov. 8, according to a separate press release. Medical Oncologist Dr. David Kahn and Nurse Practitioner Anna Birks will be providing care at DHO. The new clinic will provide infusion therapy, centralized laboratory and pathology and home delivery of oral cancer medications, the release states.

“We are excited to have Dr. Kahn join AON, he is an experienced medical oncologist with deep roots in Arizona,” AON CEO Todd Schonherz says in the statement. “He is passionate about research and making sure his patients have access to the latest technologies and treatments available.”

American Oncology Network is an alliance of physicians and seasoned health care leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network currently represents 104 physicians and 78 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states.




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