Those battling cancer in the more rural areas of the Tri-State area have a shorter distance to travel for treatment via the Tennessee Cancer Specialists and its Harrogate based clinic.
The last thing a cancer patient needs is to expend an exorbitant amount of time and energy traveling to and from their oncology visit.
“Some patients cannot travel long distances, so they are grateful for not only our services but the clinic expansion, too,” said Dr. Richard Lee, a provider at the Harrogate Clinic. “Our staff members, including Nurse Practitioners Corey Payne and James Wolfenbarger, feel invigorated in the revitalized space.”
Since 2004, the clinic has offered cutting-edge, effective evidence based treatments currently on the market within its service areas.
“We want patients to know we are close by and deliver the same high level of care they would expect to receive if they traveled to Knoxville,” said Dr. Russell F. Devore, III, another Harrogate Clinic provider.
The eight month long, $1.5 million renovation of the facility provides 33 percent more square footage, giving that much more space to assist more cancer patients in their oncology needs.
The renovation project focused on the expansion of the infusion room that provided more infusion chairs courtesy of England Inc. New private examination rooms were also added to the facility.
The expansion allowed for the hiring of more clinicians and subspecialists, as well.
“We have more capability to handle the region’s growing patient population,” said Lee. “Here, we deliver state-of-the-art cancer care and world-class technologies to rural communities who may not otherwise have access.”
Tennessee Cancer Specialists’ relationship with Tennova Healthcare gives Harrogate Clinic patients access to comprehensive cancer care with both medical and radiation oncology services available.
“Tennova Healthcare has been very good to the community, and it has adapted to patients’ needs,” said Lee. “We very much value our partnership with the system.”
Tennessee Cancer Specialists, serving the Cumberland Gap area for some 20 years, is an independent, private practice that provides innovative, comprehensive cancer care with a ‘personal touch.’
Since its founding in 2004, the practice has become the premier group in East Tennessee and proudly ranks as the third largest group in the state. A premier team delivers medical oncology, hematology, clinical trials, pharmacy, and financial counseling services.
Connections with major oncology providers deliver patients access to comprehensive services. With 12 physicians and 11 locations in the area, as well as privileges at nearly every hospital in the region, Tennessee Cancer Specialists maintains focus on quality cancer care for patients and their families.
Tennessee Cancer Specialists’ Harrogate Clinic is located at 389 Forge Ridge Road.
For more information, call 423-869- 5893 or log onto: tncancer.com.
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