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Practice News

Reminder: Minnesota Oncology COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions & Guidelines

9-30-2020

As a reminder, Minnesota Oncology clinics do not permit guests with patients with the exception of interpreters, those needed for mobility assistance, and new patient consults. We know this may cause some inconvenience to you, but this policy is critical to the health and safety of our patients, families, and employees. Visitors who drop off a patient at...

How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

9-30-2020

Everyone is required to wear a face mask in a Minnesota Oncology clinic. Wearing a face mask in public helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 — but only if worn properly, covering both your nose and mouth. Read our mask-wearing tips to get the maximum protection for yourself and others. Follow these guidelines to properly wear your face mask: Wash...

5 common myths about cancer clinical trials

9-09-2020

Treating cancer should be customized to each patient. As you and your health care team consider the best treatments for your personal needs, you might discuss clinical trial opportunities. This can bring on many emotions for patients and their loved ones, from curiosity and hope to wonder and worry. Many patients consider clinical trials because they can offer access to...

New Social Worker Joins Minnesota Oncology

8-06-2020

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

8-04-2020

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...

20 Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named 2020 Top Doctors

7-02-2020

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

6-26-2020

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

6-24-2020

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

6-22-2020

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

5-29-2020

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...
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