Advocate Radiation Oncology

The benefits of patient-centered care

In 2020, an estimated 1.8 million people in the U.S. received a cancer diagnosis. This experience can be difficult and naturally comes along with feelings of shock, sadness and fear for the road ahead.

The majority of patients with a cancer diagnosis receive radiation therapy, which uses high-energy beams to target and destroy harmful cancer cells.

Modern radiation therapy techniques offer safe and effective treatment options that are aimed at maximizing treatment efficacy while minimizing side effects. A typical treatment plan is combined with chemotherapy and surgery in order to provide the best chance of controlling the disease.

A well-organized and focused radiation oncology team should work closely with each patient, their caregivers, and the other physicians involved in a patient’s fight against cancer.

Putting Patients First

Patients are always the top priority at Advocate Radiation Oncology. Our goal is to develop a highly personalized treatment plan that caters to each individual’s needs. This process begins by first learning the important details about each patient and their given circumstances.

A patient-first approach requires that the physician and surrounding staff thoroughly commit themselves to understanding a patient’s goals and providing a compassionate and comfortable experience throughout the treatment process.

Patients deserve to feel that their care team is a source of strength and support from the moment they walk through the door.

Patient-Centered Care

Radiation therapy is a proven cancer treatment that has been used for many decades. Radiation technology has continuously evolved and can be deliver efficient treatment that allows you to live your life with minimal disruption.

While outlining a patient’s treatment plan, Advocate Radiation Oncology’s expert team uses the most up-to-date data to ensure to ensure that every patient receives the most evidence-based cancer care.

Lastly, we review that plan with you so that you and your loved ones know what to expect and are comfortable moving forward together. As your advocates, a devoted team stays by your side throughout your treatment journey, every step of the way.

Note: This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of SWFL Health & Wellness. The monthly magazine provides information that promotes living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.

READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The benefits of patient-centered care

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.

Additional Information

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.