A cancer diagnosis is typically a life-changing event for a patient and their family. Naturally, one asks questions around their diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Additionally, the everyday logistics of treatment and financial aspects have to be considered as well.
During this challenging time, cancer patients need a care team that is both compassionate and skilled. Every patient deserves physicians who are able to communicate well, listen to their concerns, and use the most advanced technology available to effectively treat their cancer.
That’s what led our team of experienced doctors to create Advocate Radiation Oncology. Residents of Southwest Florida needed a radiation oncology practice that offered world-class cancer care close to home and in 2019, we opened our first location in the Port Charlotte. This was followed shortly thereafter by the opening of our locations in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. We have since added a conveniently located office in Bonita Springs as well.
Our internal mantra is that “we put patients first.” We hire truly committed staff and work together as a team so that every single patient feels like they are extraordinarily well-taken care of at all times. A critical aspect of our service is that patients can stay at home during their treatment journey. In this context, we are proud and excited to open our sixth and seventh West Coast locations – Naples and Bradenton.
Our mission and motivation remain unwavering. Advocate physicians have trained at the nation’s leading institutions including Yale, Michigan, Harvard, Duke, and the Mayo Clinic. They are widely published researchers who continue to contribute towards furthering our knowledge within oncology. More importantly, they have an unparalleled dedication to providing cancer patients with compassionate care.
Advocate is the region’s only locally owned and operated radiation oncology practice. This is a critical distinction for patients. We are part of your community and will always be by your side. Each Advocate patient receives a personalized treatment plan that aims to minimize the impact on his or her daily life while providing innovative treatment options using the newest technology available. This includes Varian’s Halcyon, Identify and TrueBeam systems, which are extremely precise in destroying tumors while minimizing the dose to the surrounding healthy tissues.
The patients of Southwest Florida have come to trust the physicians and medical team at Advocate, and we will continue to always put them first.
Cancer can indeed be an overwhelming diagnosis, but Advocate’s team is here to guide and make certain that each and every patient is well-taken care of in their own backyard.
Note: This article was originally published in the December 2021 issue of SWFL Health & Wellness. The monthly magazine provides information that promotes living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Advocate Radiation Oncology expands footprint to serve cancer patients across Florida
About the Author
Dr. Arie Dosoretz is proud to provide top-tier patient care and significant management expertise to Advocate Radiation Oncology. He considers it critical for experts in the community to continuously stay up to date with developments in the oncology world so patients have access to the best care. He enjoys using his Spanish fluency to communicate with and fulfill the needs of the Hispanic community.
Dr. Dosoretz earned a joint MD/MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business. He completed his residency at Yale University’s New Haven Hospital, Department of Therapeutic Radiology in New Haven, CT. He returned to his hometown of Fort Myers in 2015 where he has practiced as a physician and worked in clinical administration, directing physician recruitment and overseeing clinical operations and quality.
He is a widely published researcher in nationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He maintains a close relationship with many academic researchers including the Yale COPPER center.
Away from the medical practice, he spends time with his wife, Jane and three children, Evan, Lydia, and Naomi. He is an avid runner, and enjoys the outdoors and fly-fishing trips.
To learn more about Advocate Radiation Oncology, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. There, you can learn about treatment options, referrals, insurance coverage, billing and more.