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Practice News

  • New Social Worker Joins Minnesota Oncology

    Aug 06, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to introduce our newest social worker, Kimberly Odden. Kimberly comes to Minnesota Oncology with an extensive social work background.  She has a bachelor of social work degree from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls along with social work experience in senior and assisted living care facilities, in a hospital setting, and most...
  • New Patient Portal Coming August 10

    Jul 27, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology will be implementing a new patient portal beginning on Monday, August 10, 2020. We are pleased to provide this new and improved portal to our patients from Navigating Care, the same company that provides the HealthTracker app we implemented recently for remote side effect and symptom management. Use the Navigating Care portal to: Access your health information 24/7 Receive personalized patient...
  • 20 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named 2020 Top Doctors

    Jul 02, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology and Plastic Surgery Consultants are proud to announce that 20 of our physicians representing all 12 of our clinic locations have been named “Top Doctors” this year by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. This list represents more than one-third of our physicians, most of whom are honored on other local lists such as Top Physicians...
  • Surviving cancer: How faith, running and support helped one woman deal with her diagnosis

    Jun 26, 2020

    As of January 2019, it is estimated that there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. This represents approximately 5% of the population, according to the National Cancer Institute. The moment a person receives a cancer diagnosis they are considered a cancer survivor for the rest of their life. For Michele Peukert, this moment came on April 16, 2019, when she was...
  • Minnesota Oncology Welcomes New Palliative Care Physician

    Jun 24, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to introduce our first-ever Palliative Care physician, Emily Schafhauser, MD. Dr. Schafhauser will lead and grow Minnesota Oncology’s Palliative Care program. Palliative Care provides an extra layer of support for patients and their loved ones. It is person-and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Dr. Schafhauser will...
  • Minnesota Oncology Burnsville Clinic Welcomes New Physician

    Jun 22, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to introduce our newest Burnsville Clinic physician, Sandeep Jain, MBBS. Dr. Jain recently joined our Burnsville Clinic team and brings a variety of educational and patient-care experience to Minnesota Oncology. “A cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering event,” Dr. Jain says. “I strive to partner with patients to provide individualized ...
  • Minneapolis Clinic will be closed on Monday, June 1, 2020

    May 29, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology has made the very difficult decision to close our Minneapolis Clinic location, just for the day, this coming Monday, June 1.  After reviewing information provided from multiple sources, we believe this is the safest choice for our patients and staff at this time. We are working quickly to contact all scheduled patients and move them to...
  • Minneapolis Clinic will be closed on Monday, June 1, 2020

    May 29, 2020

    Minnesota Oncology has made the very difficult decision to close our Minneapolis Clinic location this coming Monday, June 1.  After reviewing information provided from multiple sources, we believe this is the safest choice for our patients and staff. We are working quickly to contact all scheduled patients and move them to one of our many other sites of service...
  • Surgical Services Set to Resume Safely in Minnesota

    May 06, 2020

    by Matthew Graczyk, MD, Vice President of Surgical Services at Minnesota Oncology On May 5, Governor Tim Walz signed an order to safely restart elective surgical procedures moving forward. Minnesota Oncology has been providing care throughout this unprecedented time and appreciates the additional flexibility this change will afford to the treatment of patients moving forward. As we all continue to...
  • Melanoma Monday 2020: Prevention and detection during COVID-19

    May 04, 2020

    by Sam Economou, MD Today, May 4th, is Melanoma Monday.  Normally, there are multiple skin screening events offered throughout the nation. This year, that isn’t possible. Instead, today you should examine yourself and/or your partner head to toe, looking for any unusual skin lesions. Hopefully soon, Dermatology offices will open again for skin exams, but many...
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