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  • Body Weight and Cancer Risk

    Jan 10, 2017

    by Tracie Swearingen, RD, CSO, LD A New Year brings New Year’s resolutions. Promoting weight loss is a goal for many people. Creating a “Why” you want to lose weight is very beneficial in achieving and maintaining weight loss. One significant “Why” is to decrease your chances of a cancer diagnosis or to try...
  • Dr. Madhu Emani Joins Minnesota Oncology

    Jan 04, 2017

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce the association of Madhu Emani, M.D., with the practice of Medical Oncology and Hematology at our Edina Clinic beginning January 2, 2017. “I strive to provide evidence-based high quality care to all my patients,” Dr. Emani says. “I empower my patients with information needed to make meaningful and informed choices while...
  • MN Oncology Receives Innovation Award

    Nov 29, 2016

    by Rhonda Henschel, Director, Managed Care and Quality Earlier this month, Health Partners presented Minnesota Oncology with an Innovation Partners in Excellence Award. The award highlights the progressive work Minnesota Oncology has done in applying the Triple Aim in oncology care. Minnesota Oncology was specifically recognized for demonstrating: Improved adherence to chemotherapy guidelines and pathways to address treatment...
  • MN Oncology LPN Provides Medical Aid in Hurricane-Ravaged Haiti

    Nov 29, 2016

    On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti as a Category 4 storm with winds at 130 mph, killing more than 1,000 people, destroying homes and schools, and devastating Haiti’s natural resources. Before the hurricane was even on the radar, Minnesota Oncology nurse Eve Varghese and her husband Justin had already planned to travel to Haiti on a medical mission trip....
  • Dr. Nicole Hartung Joins Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center in Chaska

    Nov 28, 2016

    CHASKA, MN – Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce that Nicole Hartung, MD, is now seeing patients at Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center in Chaska. Dr. Hartung joined Minnesota Oncology in 2001 and has cared for patients at various Minnesota Oncology locations over the years. “My philosophy is to offer compassionate, evidence-based medical oncology care to...
  • Cancer and the Holidays

    Nov 09, 2016

    by Lisa Thelemann, LSW The holidays are usually a busy, fun and festive time of year. But when you are dealing with managing a cancer diagnosis, the holidays can be very stressful. Going through cancer treatment during the holidays changes your interpretation of one of the most celebratory times of the year. It is difficult to feel festive...
  • Surviving and Thriving: Minnesota Oncology Patient Takes on CBS’s Survivor

    Oct 28, 2016

    Eight years ago, Survivor fan Sunday Burquest sat on her couch with her family watching the latest season of CBS’s long-running reality competition franchise. “We’ve watched Survivor from the beginning,” Burquest says. “Seventeen years as a family.” Surrounded by her husband and four children, she blurted out a bold statement: “I...
  • Navigating MNSure Open Enrollment

    Oct 19, 2016

    By Nicole Reitsma, LGSW, Minnesota Oncology social worker Open enrollment is just around the corner for MNSure, the marketplace where Minnesotans can find, compare, choose, and get complete health coverage that best fits their needs and budget. New customers can enroll in private health insurance during the annual open enrollment period, which begins on November 1, 2016 and runs through January 31, 2017. ...
  • Sixteen Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named Best Doctors 2016 by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

    Oct 17, 2016

    Minnesota Oncology is proud to announce that 16 of our physicians have been named “Best Doctors” this year by Minnesota Monthly magazine. This list represents nearly one-third of our 57 physicians, most of whom are honored on other local lists such as Top Doctors for Women, Rising Stars, and Top Doctors. The magazine released its 2016...
  • Dr. P.J. Flynn Receives Prestigious Honor from Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation

    Oct 10, 2016

    Dr. Patrick J. Flynn was selected by the Twin Cities Medical society Foundation Board as this recipient of the 2016 Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award. Dr. P.J. Flynn was nominated by Dr. Joseph Leach on behalf of his colleagues at Minnesota Oncology. Candidates for this "Physician of Excellence" award are nominated by their colleagues at Twin City area...
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