Georgia Center for Total Cancer Care at Preston Ridge Opens in State-of-the-Art Facility

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Atlanta Oncology Associates, Georgia Cancer Specialists Team Up for Sixth Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgia Center for Total Cancer CareThe Georgia Centers for Total Cancer Care — comprehensive cancer care facilities — recently opened its sixth office with the Georgia Center for Total Cancer Care at Preston Ridge, located at 3330 Preston Ridge in Alpharetta near the Northside/Alpharetta Medical Campus. Patients are now receiving treatment at the center.

Georgia Centers for Total Cancer Care are comprehensive cancer care facilities where patients can have access to many of the services associated with cancer treatment, including medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, radiology, imaging, and a specialty pharmacy.

Atlanta Oncology Associates (AOA; phone number: 770-442-1413) — one of the largest radiation groups in the Southeast — and Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS; phone number: 678-566-6995) — the largest private medical oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast — provide cancer care for the centers.

The building provides 8,586 square feet for medical oncology, and features a private counseling room for patient and family psychological and nutritional counseling, a state-of-the-art infusion suite, energy efficiency lighting, Wi-Fi for patient use, an automated electronic inventory system for supplies and medications, and a total electronic medical record (EMR) system. Radiation services are provided in an adjacent 13,220 square feet on the first floor. The building also houses an auditorium that can seat approximately 50 people.

AOA physicians Drs. Dale McCord, Mark McCord, and Craig Wilkinson, and GCS physicians Drs. Kristina Bowen, Nishan Fernando, Carlos Franco, Janice Galleshaw, and Pradeep Jolly will provide patient care.

“This beautiful facility will ensure residents of North Fulton and the surrounding communities are able to receive the cancer treatment they deserve, right in their backyard, for years to come,” said Dr. Dale McCord, President/CEO of AOA.

Dr. Bruce Feinberg, President/CEO of GCS, said, “we’re very excited at the opportunity to move our Alpharetta office into the wonderful Preston Ridge building. The new space will allow us to better serve our patients with the first-class care they expect.”

The Georgia Centers for Total Cancer Care are comprehensive cancer care facilities where patients can have access to many of the services associated with cancer treatment, including medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, radiology, imaging, and a specialty pharmacy. GCTCCs are currently located in Alpharetta, Blairsville, Hawkinsville, Lake Oconee, Lawrenceville, and Macon. GCTCC can be found on the web at www.cancercarega.com.

Atlanta Oncology Associates (AOA), a member of American Professional Associates (APA), is one of the largest radiation therapy groups in the Southeast and is dedicated to the highest quality of care in radiation and medical oncology. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, experienced physicians, and a compassionate staff, AOA provides cancer treatments and/or management strategie s customized according to each patient’s needs and concerns. APA has 16 physicians and 12 offices throughout Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, and North Florida. Atlanta Oncology Associates can be found on the web at www.atlantaoncology.com.

Georgia Cancer Specialists is the largest private medical oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 30 offices, 42 doctors, and over 480 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina, and provides care through approximately 205,000 annual patient visits. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer®.

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