THE people of Greater Shepparton no longer have to travel to access specialist cancer care as they have done in the past. North Victoria Oncology team consists of three consultants, Dr Babak Tamjid, Dr Javier Torres and Dr Zee Wan Wong who have consulting suites at the Shepparton Private Hospital where patients can receive their cancer therapies locally in the newly built Infusion Room.
Dr Wong said, “Being in a group practice ensures seamless continuity of care of our patients even if the primary oncologist may be away. In addition, patients will have access to a 24/7 service in the event of any oncologic related emergencies. As part of patient-centric care, ongoing involvement of local medical practitioners and timely correspondence will be our priority.
“Patients with a newly diagnosed cancer will be discussed at multi-disciplinary meetings where treatment recommendations are made. We have well established networks with local specialists as well as metropolitan centres. Appropriate and timely referrals to other cancer specialists can be made so that prompt management can be started to ensure best patient outcome.”
Dr Torres said, “In working with cancer patients, it is essential that we have access to all of the latest treatments available. Cancer treatments are more effective now than ever before. Through access programs and clinical trials, patients are able to access the latest treatments which may not yet be available as standard of care in Australia.”
North Victoria Oncology are located at the Specialist Consulting Suites (next door to Focus Radiology) at Shepparton Private Hospital, 20 Fitzgerald Street Shepparton. For more information visit www.northvictoriaoncology.com.au or email [email protected] or call 5897 7160.