Georgia Cancer Specialists Featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution Life After Cancer Story

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Erika Baube, Manager of Wellness Services, and Kimberly Auriemma, Midlevel Provider, Interviewed for Story

ajcGeorgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) was recently featured in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story about life after cancer. Erika Baube, Manager of Wellness Services, and Kimberly Auriemma, Midlevel Provider, were both interviewed for the piece.

The story featured post-treatment programs, including GCS’s Survivorship program, that are offered to patients after completion of their cancer treatment to help them cope with their new post-cancer lives.

To view the article on AJC.com click here.

GCS’s Survivorship program involves meeting with GCS’s nutritionists, wellness counselors, and nurses after treatment is completed to give the patient a comprehensive overview of follow-up care and what they can expect over the next several months emotionally, physically, and mentally. 

Baube is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and serves as Manager of Wellness Services for GCS. She has a special interest in caregiver issues, social networks of critically ill patients and their families, and support at the end of life.

Auriemma is a Midlevel Provider at the GCS Kennestone office. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. She is an advanced oncology certified nurse and is a member of the Association of the Oncology Nursing Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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 physicians, and more than 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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