Stand Up to Cancer: Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is one of the original Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team sites, studying new cancer treatments for pancreatic cancer.
Led by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, the studies have shown encouraging results in improving quality of life and extending life expectancy for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Hear Dr. Von Hoff's NPR interview about the Dream Teams: http://www.kjzz.org/content/1303/valley-physician-part-dream-teams-fighting-cancer
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials is a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and TGen that treats cancer patients with promising new drugs, and has built a national reputation for its drug development programs and treating advanced and rare cancers.
Individuals seeking information about clinical trials at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare (http://www.shc.org/clinicaltrials) may call 480-323-1339; toll free at 1-877-273-3713 or via email email@example.com.
Scottsdale Healthcare 50th Anniversary
Scottsdale Healthcare is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in May 2012. We have been honored to serve residents and visitors to greater Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding communities since 1962.
As a nonprofit health system, the patient has always been at the center of our universe, and our commitment to quality and compassionate care has always been in the forefront of what we do.
We have a proud history and recognize that everyone in our hospitals, regardless of job title, has an impact on patient satisfaction. As we celebrate 50 years -- and counting -- of caring for our community, we thank you for entrusting your care to Scottsdale Healthcare.
Learn more about Scottsdale Healthcare by visiting http://shc.org
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Are you at risk? 1 in 3 adult deaths each year are caused by heart disease and stroke.
Schedule a free heart health assessment* at Scottsdale Healthcare in addition to your annual physical. Free screening appointments are available Feb. 7 - March 16.
To know your risk factors or schedule an assessment, visit http://www.loweryourheartrisk.org/
*Availability is limited.
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff Cancer Research at Scottsdale Healthcare
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, chief scientific officer at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, was keynote speaker at a recent special edition Scottsdale Mayor and Council Breakfast.
Dr. Von Hoff's presentation focused on the strides against cancer made at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center through its Phase I clinical trials and collaborations with TGen and other research partners.
For more information about the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, visit http://www.shc.org/cancer. For information about specific clinical trials currently open at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, call 1-877-273-3713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get Your Gown On Prostate Cancer Awareness
Get Your Gown On is a new health education campaign from the Arizona-based Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. Directing individuals to http://www.getyourgownon.org/, it aims to raise awareness about the need for regular prostate cancer screenings and the success of early detection and treatment of the disease.
The campaign features former Arizona State University football star, National Football League Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor Michael Haynes encouraging men 40 or older to have a prostate exam as part of an annual physical.
Haynes discovered he had prostate cancer following a screening exam in 2008. Now a prostate cancer survivor, he encourages men to talk with their doctors about getting tested for this deadly disease.
Statistics show prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Without early diagnosis, one in 36 will die from the disease. Prostate cancer the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, behind lung cancer.
Visitors to http://www.getyourgownon.org/ can sign up for a free screening, read stories about Phoenix-area prostate cancer survivors, provide comments about prostate cancer detection and cancer treatment, and learn more about the innovative cancer treatment, research and support services available through the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
The nonprofit Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare established its leadership in personalized medicine by offering comprehensive cancer treatment, research, prevention and support services in a single location, working in collaboration with top community oncologists and scientists from leading universities and research institutions.
The nonprofit Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center holds Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to top cancer programs demonstrating the highest levels of cancer clinical services, research, community outreach, quality improvement, leadership and data management, according to the Chicago-based Commission on Cancer. http://www.shc.org/cancer
Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership
The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Training Center in Scottsdale, Arizona is a 7,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility where human simulators bleed and imitate battlefield trauma injuries in order to provide hands-on training to military medical personnel.
It serves as the hub for Scottsdale Healthcare's Military Partnership, giving students hands-on experience during clinical rotations that include the Level 1 Trauma Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. The facility also is used for training local paramedics and firefighters, as well as Scottsdale Healthcare staff members.
Active duty and reserve units from across the U.S., including Hawaii and Guam, have trained in Scottsdale. Trainees have come from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
Trainees include military physicians, nurses, medics, OR techs, pharmacy techs, lab techs, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and mental health professionals, as well as medical administrative and logistics personnel.
The Military Training Program offers training and experience in Trauma, Burns, Pediatric Trauma, Behavioral Health, EMS ride-alongs, air ambulance and more.
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is one of the first civilian hospitals in the U.S. to provide military trauma training. The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership has trained 1,000 service members since 2004.
Through its Military Partnership, Scottsdale Healthcare also plays a key role in regional disaster preparedness. The non-profit community-based hospital system's partnerships with the military led to the creation of Arizona's Coyote Crisis Campaign regional disaster response exercise.
Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, nonprofit parent organization of the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.
A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information: http://www.shc.org/militarytraining.
Immunizations are Important for Families
Immunizations are one of the easiest ways to protect your newborn from preventable diseases, but babies need several vaccinations over time to develop full immunity.
In this brief video, Scottsdale Healthcare nurses Lynn Untermeyer and Lori Satran explain the importance of the "cocoon effect" when it comes to immunizing families with newborns.
A newborn's mother and father receive their immunizations to protect their baby and explain the importance of receiving the vaccines.
Babies are vulnerable to diseases such as whooping cough during the first months after birth. Adults and teens also need booster shots to help prevent others from becoming ill and spreading whooping cough to infants.
The number of whooping cough cases in Arizona nearly doubled from 2009-2010, with thousands of babies were diagnosed. Talk to your physician today about getting up to date on your boosters.
For more information visit http://www.shc.org/pediatrics.
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare opened in 2001 as the first major cancer center in greater Phoenix to offer comprehensive cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and support services in a single location at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.
Through our partnerships with community physicians, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and others, the patient and supportive care services you deserve have never been easier to access.
Our Cancer Care Coordinators are experienced advanced practice nurses with expertise in oncology. From the time youre diagnosed, this nurse coordinator is available as a dedicated member of your cancer care team and will facilitate personalized cancer care for you and your family.
Learn more at http://www.shc.org.
To contact a Cancer Care Coordinator,
Call: 480-323-1255 (toll free 1-877- 273-3639)
About Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale Healthcare is the not-for-profit parent of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute.
We are based in Scottsdale, Arizona and led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of leading local citizens. Our non-profit community-based mission, to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care for all individuals, reflects the very premise on which Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962.
A leader in medical innovation, we serve the greater Scottsdale and metro Phoenix area, and our reputation for quality attracts patients from across Arizona and beyond. Scottsdale Healthcare also offers clinical and research services not typically found in community healthcare systems, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, and a wide range of community health education and outreach services.
Our compassionate staff members and expert physicians are dedicated to providing world-class patient care. Supporting Scottsdale Healthcare's staff in providing patient and family-centered care is a corps of volunteers who donate more than 155,000 hours of service each year. Scottsdale Healthcare is a part of our community. Part of its families. Part of its future. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
Learn more at http://www.shc.org.
Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute
Scottsdale Healthcare is one of the southwest's leading health systems, recognized for its medical innovations and superior personalized patient care. That same commitment to personalized care holds true for patients participating in clinical trials at the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute.
Physicians and scientists at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare collaborate with leading research universities to provide a unique, personalized medicine approach through a strategic alliance with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a world leader in developing smarter treatments for complex diseases. Scottsdale Healthcare is a primary clinical research site for TGen, providing patients with access to cutting edge technologies.
Through this alliance, patients with cancer throughout Arizona and the world have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of revolutionary cancer treatments at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
Learn more at http://www.shc.org/clinicaltrials.
For additional information about clinical trials available at Scottsdale Healthcare, call 480-323-1339 (toll free: 1-877-273-3713), or e-mail email@example.com.
Community Benefit at Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale Healthcare President & CEO Tom Sadvary provides background on the hospitals' community benefit in this nonprofit category vignette from the Scottsdale Chamber 2009 Sterling Awards.
Learn more about Scottsdale Healthcare at http://www.shc.org.
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Meet Dr. Jamie Beckman - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Paradise Valley
Jamie Beckman, DO is a family medicine specialist providing care at Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Paradise Valley. Dr. Beckman received her bachelor of science in biology at Arizona State University and her medical degree in osteopathic medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.
Meet Dr. Dee Allred - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Thompson Peak
Dee is a Texas native who moved to Arizona for college and never looked back. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and is a graduate of the St. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program, where she was Chief Resident and received numerous honors and awards.
Dr. Allred is board certified in Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians. She has special interest in women’s health, wellness medicine, and aesthetics.
Dee is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Stacy Gustin - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Arcadia 100
Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Gustin has provided expert and compassionate care to area residents of all ages for more than five years. After earning her medical degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Dr. Gustin joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix.
Stacy is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Eric Goldberg - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Arcadia 101
Prior to joining Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Arcadia 101, Dr. Goldberg worked in private practice with a New York City medical group, where he served as an Internal Medicine physician as well as information technology strategic leader. Dr. Goldberg was highly involved in health information management at New York University Langone Medical Center and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the New York University School of Medicine.
Eric is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Clifford Gazda - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Mesa
Dr. Gazda received his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and his graduate degree from Loyola University Chicago. He then received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gazda completed his three year family medicine residency at Scottsdale Healthcare, where he received the Outstanding Resident of the Year award.
Clifford is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Denis Frank - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Osborn
Dr. Frank was part of the United States Air Force Medical Corps, earning the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Metitorious Service Medial, and National Defense Medal after deployment in Operation Desert Storm. He served as gastroenterology chief at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Clark Air Force Base in the Republic of the Philippines, and the USAFE Medical Center in Wiesbaden, Germany. He also was internal medicine chief at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida.
Denis is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Christopher Finlay - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Tempe
After earning his medical degree in 1995 from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Finlay completed his family medicine residency at University of Western Ontario. He spent 12 years working in family medicine practices in Ohio and Tennessee before moving the Valley. Additionally, Dr. Finlay has served as a medical director of a long-term care facility and high school team physician. Most recently, Dr. Finlay cared for patients in a pediatric and internal medicine practice in Fountain Hills.
Chris is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Heather Hawthorne - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Thompson Peak
Heather Hawthorne, MD received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas in 2010. A family medicine specialist, Dr. Hawthorne recently completed her family medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. Before joining Thompson Peak Family Care, Dr. Hawthorne worked as a Medical Unit Writer for ABC News in New York, New York, where she analyzed embargoed medical journal articles, researched health topics, interviewed medical experts and wrote medical news stories for abcnews.com, World News, and Good Morning America.
Heather is is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Frank Cibulka - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Arcadia 100
After earning his doctor of medicine/family practice degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Cibulka joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at Scottsdale Healthcare. He has continued to practice family medicine in the area since graduating from the program in 1996. Most recently he was a founder of Associated Family Physicians, where he practiced for 10 years before joining Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Arcadia 100.
Frank is is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Alvin Wong - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Shea
Alvin Wong, DO FACP is a board-certified internal medicine specialist practicing in Arizona since 1998. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. Dr. Wong completed his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. He has a history with Scottsdale Healthcare, beginning his career as a hospitalist. Dr. Wong is a clinical instructor for the family medicine residency program at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.
Alvin is is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Robert Segal - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Thompson Peak
He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After medical school he completed a 5-year General Surgery Residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, where he was Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Segal was recruited to Arizona by the Banner Health System and was in private practice as a general surgeon in Phoenix for 3 years. His desire to help his patients make the right healthcare decisions led him to transition to Family Medicine. He is a graduate of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was Assistant Chief Resident.
Robert is is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Nathan Matthews - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Mesa
Dr. Matthews received his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and went on to receive his medical degree from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale. He then completed his three year family medicine residency, and is now looking forward to providing compassionate care to his hometown community of Mesa through Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Mesa.
Nathan is is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Mark Lewis - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Thompson Peak
Mark Lewis, MD joins Thompson Peak Family Care after spending the last six years in his internal medicine private practice. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lewis received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, where he was Chief Resident.
Mark is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Jeffrey Leitner - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Paradise Valley
Dr. Leitner's leadership and community service includes membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, Chief Resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center from 2009 to 2010, General Medical Education Committee member in 2009, as well as a P.F. Chang’s Marathon Medical Volunteer in 2007. Dr. Leitner earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology at San Diego State University in 2000. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine in May 2007.
Meet Dr. Michael White - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Paradise Valley
Michael White, MD is a family medicine physician specializing in internal medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Arizona School of Medicine, he completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix.
Dr. White has been practicing internal medicine within hospital, group and private practice environments for over 27 years. In 1994 he founded the Internal Medicine Group at North Scottsdale Medical Center, and from 2005 until recently joining Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Paradise Valley, he has been in solo private practice in Phoenix.
Michael is accepting new patients and offers same-day appointments.
Meet Dr. Jennifer Burke - Scottsdale Healthcare Primary Care Thompson Peak
Dr. Burke received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and is a graduate of the York Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in York, PA. She went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the nationally recognized Sports Care/Toledo Hospital Program in Toledo, OH and was Director of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the Forest Park Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Burke is the Chair of U.S. Figure Skating's Sports Science and Medicine Committee. She has served as a team physician for the United States Figure Skating Association, traveling internationally with the skaters, for more than a decade.
Jen is accepting new patients and offers same day appointments.
Meet Dr. Jason Reynoso - Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Surgery Center
A graduate of Arizona State University, Dr. Reynoso earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Reynoso then returned to Arizona, serving progressively as intern, resident and chief resident of general surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. While there, he was honored with the General Surgery Residency Program’s Wendell B. Whitacre MD Outstanding Chief Resident Award.
Meet Dr. James M Swain - Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Surgery Center
After graduating from Wichita State University, Dr. Swain received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He then completed his residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, during which he was awarded the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Laparoendoscopic Resident Achievement Award. Following his residency, Dr. Swain completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Meet Dr. Robin Blackstone - Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center
Robin Blackstone, MD is a leading expert in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity and obesity-related disease, having performed more than 4,000 surgical weight-loss surgeries in the 12 years since she established a profitable medical model in the treatment of obesity and related medical problems at Scottsdale Healthcare, a tertiary not-for-profit Magnet hospital system.