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Upstate Hematology Oncology, PLLC Joins Community Care Physicians, P.C. to Form Comprehensive Cancer Care Division

Posted: 12/3/2013

SCHENECTADY, NY (12/03/2013) -- Upstate Hematology Oncology, PLLC (UHO) and Community Care Physicians, P.C. (CCP) are pleased to announce the formation of a comprehensive Cancer Care Division, focused on quality, compassionate cancer diagnosis and treatment. UHO will become part of CCP's multispecialty medical group to offer seamless patient services to the greater Capital Region effective December 7, 2013. This new relationship will expand the existing services of CCP, the Capital Region's largest independent multispecialty medical group.

UHO is a private medical oncology and hematology practice based in Schenectady County, located at 2125 River Road in Niskayuna. UHO's Oncologists, Thomas Goodman, MD and Rana Bitar Jacob, MD, have over 50 years of combined experience in Hematology and Medical Oncology and are dedicated to providing a complete range of medical oncology care for patients with cancer of all types in all stages. UHO provides on-site ACR Certified CT Scan imaging diagnostics, CLIA Certified blood laboratory, on-site oncology specialty pharmacy dispensing services, a spacious chemotherapy infusion suite with private rooms, a library with educational references for patients and their family, genetic counseling as well as many supportive services, a cornerstone in fighting cancer.

UHO will become an integral part of the multispecialty group CCP, which has provided medical care to the area for over 29 years. CCP has over 40 medical practices and over 240 providers across Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. This new affiliation between UHO and CCP will provide patients with medical oncology as part of CCP's network of services, creating a continuum of care for cancer patients.

"Increasing patient services and access to quality care have always been primary goals at Community Care Physicians," said Robert Desjardins, RTT, MBA, Director of Operations for the Cancer Care Division at CCP. "With the addition of Upstate Hematology Oncology to our trusted network, we will now be able to offer full comprehensive cancer care to our patients from screening, diagnosis, and treatment of all cancers with surgery, radiation, and now also medical oncology."

CCP's new Cancer Care Division with UHO will provide state-of-the-art detection, diagnosis and treatments to cancer patients through the collaboration of some of the Capital District's most skilled and accomplished physicians. Focusing on a team approach and patient outcomes, the Cancer Care Division will develop strategies for improved care and will foster relationships with major cancer centers for additional clinical trials.

Upstate Hematology Oncology will remain in their current location at 2125 River Road, Suite 100, Schenectady, NY 12309. The phone number, (518) 836-3030, physicians and staff will remain the same. "CCP and UHO, physicians, clinicians, administrators and staff, look forward to the integration of these practices and are very proud of this innovative cancer care paradigm in the Capital District," said Desjardins.

About Community Care Physicians, P.C.

Community Care Physicians, P.C. is the largest independent multi-specialty medical group with over 40 practices spanning Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties of the Capital Region. Community Care Physicians offers over 20 different specialty services, including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, ImageCare Medical Imaging, Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Interventional Radiology, General Surgery, Urology, Physical Therapy, Urgent Care, Podiatry, Laboratory, Audiology, Dermatology and MOHS Surgery, Diabetes Education and Nutrition, Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Bariatric Medicine, and Plastic Surgery. For more information visit


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