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Optim Oncology Joins 1-800-Oncologist’s Cancer Network

October 17, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 1-800-Oncologist, Inc. announced today that Optim Oncology, Inc. has joined its national network of Digital Oncologists(TM). Optim Oncology, a leading provider of cancer care and radiation therapy services, is the largest freestanding oncology practice in Oklahoma with seven locations throughout the state.

As a 1-800-Oncologist network affiliate, Optim Oncology has integrated a ‘Total Patient Engagement’ solution to streamline existing and prospective patient conversations throughout the course of care. Additionally, a number of Optim Oncology’s cancer specialists will contribute their professional insights in news articles published by 1-800-Oncologist.com.

“Optim Oncology is a great example of a health care provider that strives to enhance patient education, improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care delivery,” said Donald Hackett, CEO of 1-800-Oncologist, Inc. “We are pleased to welcome Optim Oncology to our national network.”

“Optim Oncology is very excited to join 1-800-Oncologist’s provider network,” said Ed Gibson, Optim Oncology’s CEO. “Their prospective-patient advertising service is a great way for us to attract and qualify new patients.”

“The Total Patient Engagement program enables Optim to deliver trusted patient education directly to our patients across our website, social media channels, and in a mobile app,” Gibson added.

As part of 1-800-Oncologist’s network, Optim Oncology can now connect and interact with current and prospective patients across the following digital channels:

Optim Oncology on Facebook
Optim Oncology on Twitter
Optim Oncology on Pinterest
Optim Oncology on Google+

Optim Oncology’s physicians will also have the opportunity to participate in the content creation process and provide actionable commentary on the latest researched-based cancer news. Physicians from Optim Oncology joining 1-800-Oncologist’s Contributing Expert program include:

Christopher Bozarth, MD
Roseleen Charania, MD
Teresa Craig, MD
Stephen Hamilton, MD
Troy Richards, MD
Todd Kliewer, MD

“Optim’s world-class Digital Oncologists will make an excellent addition to our Contributing Expert team,” Hackett said. “As we work towards empowering patients to make informed decisions, partnering with patient-focused organizations like Optim Oncology is a win-win.”

“This was a very easy business decision for Optim Oncology,” Gibson said. “1-800-Oncologist offers a complete patient engagement solution, from the initial telephone call to patient discharge. We look forward to growing this relationship.”

About 1-800-Oncologist, Inc.
1-800-Oncologist, Inc. offers appointment management and patient education solutions. The 1-800-Oncologist voice portal enables patients to easily locate and speak with cancer specialists. The www.1-800-Oncologist.com website publishes world-class cancer information and videos. 1-800-Oncologist is part of the Patient Conversation Media, Inc. network.

About Optim Oncology

Optim Oncology, an affiliate of Oklahoma Multispecialty Group, is a leader in cancer treatment services and technology. Optim Oncology is the only Central Oklahoma practice to utilize Varian Medical’s Calypso® System. Calypso’s GPS for the Body® is a leading precision radiation guidance technology that minimizes treatment side effects. Optim Oncology offers the leading options of radiation treatment including IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy), Tomotherapy and HDR (High Dose Rate) Internal Radiation Therapy. We follow treatment protocols developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers. We also participate in clinical trials to understand leading drug capabilities that are available.

SOURCE 1-800-Oncologist, Inc.

Source: PR Newswire