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Minnesota Oncology Celebrates One Year in Mayo Clinic Care Network.
January 3, 2022 - Minnesota Oncology is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Through this membership, our providers get special access to Mayo Clinic resources, knowledge and teams of specialists.
Providers from Minnesota Oncology can combine their understanding of their patients' medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise, so patients get exactly the care they need, close to home, at no additional cost to the patient.
“In our first year as a member, our physicians and patients have seen first-hand the impact this relationship has had.” says John Schwerkoske, M.D., president, Minnesota Oncology. “Being able to tell a patient that a Mayo specialist has weighed-in on their case, and confirmed our treatment plans, it brings added peace of mind for the patient and their families.”
As a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Minnesota Oncology has access to:
This point-of-care tool offers concise clinical information on hundreds of medical conditions, and includes medical protocols, treatment recommendations and medical references. The tool can be used wherever health care is provided.
eConsults enable Minnesota Oncology physicians to contact Mayo Clinic specialists for second opinions on specific patient cases when they believe additional input will benefit their patients.
These live video conferences enable Minnesota Oncology’s medical teams to review and discuss complex cases with a Mayo Clinic panel and other doctors in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
Minnesota Oncology staff members can also use Mayo Clinic's patient education materials, and access opportunities for professional development and continuous medical education.
Created in 2011, the Mayo Clinic Care Network has more than 40 member organizations across the U.S., and in Asia, Mexico and the Middle East.
About Minnesota Oncology
Minnesota Oncology is an independent, community-based cancer care practice providing patient-centered, evidence-based treatment in the Twin Cities metro area. Minnesota Oncology patients have access to more than 100 cancer care experts, evidence-based treatment paths, clinical trials, 12 close-to-home locations and comprehensive services to support the whole person.
Minnesota Oncology is a practice in The US Oncology Network (The Network). The practices in The Network comprise more than 1,380 independent physicians dedicated to delivering value-based, integrated care to patients — close to home. Through The Network, these independent doctors come together to form a community of shared expertise and resources dedicated to advancing local cancer care and to delivering better patient outcomes. The Network is supported by McKesson Corporation, whose coordinated resources and infrastructure allow doctors in The Network to focus on the health of their patients, while McKesson focuses on the health of their practices. Minnesota Oncology also participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has played a role in more than 100 FDA-approved cancer therapies.
About Mayo Clinic
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