2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


UPDATED INFORMATION FROM:
Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists and Arizona Breast Health Specialists

As our communities start to re-open after the COVID-19 stay at home order expires in Arizona, adapting to a new way of living and working will be a “new normal” for many. But when you have cancer, “getting back to normal” can be scary.

While the future course of the virus cannot be predicted with certainty, our practice will continue following CDC guidelines to care for our patients. Our physicians and staff will continue using personal protective equipment as recommended.

We will continue to prescreen our patients prior to their scheduled appointment. Please call prior to coming to one of our clinics if you or any members of your household have any of the following:

  • Fever (suspected or actual temperature of 100.4°F/38.0°C or greater)
  • Cough / shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat or loss of taste and smell
  • In the last 14 days you have been tested for Coronavirus COVID-19, been directly exposed to someone with a confirmed case, or someone being tested for Coronavirus COVID-19

If you are affected by any of these, we advise that you self-isolate, limit contact with others, and seek advice by telephone from your healthcare provider.

We ask that everyone entering our clinics wear a mask / face covering that covers the mouth and nose and practice social distancing in our waiting areas.

Only patients are allowed in our clinics. No visitors will be allowed in waiting areas or patient treatment areas.

If your upcoming appointment is one that your provider feels would be appropriate for a telemedicine visit, one of our staff members will reach out to you with instructions.

We’ll be working diligently to reschedule any patients who may have missed a prior appointment. In addition, on April 22, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order removing restrictions on conducting elective surgeries for hospitals, health care facilities and providers that meet certain preparedness criteria. Our office will be rescheduling those patients who may have had surgery postponed, however please note that hospitals are scheduling required COVID-19 testing  prior to elective procedures or surgeries. Patients will be contacted by hospital staff to schedule tests at their in-house labs.

Thank you for your patience and support. Now and in the future our highest priority will always be to protect our patients, physicians, and staff.

Updated on 05/13/2020

More information about Coronavirus COVID-19 is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 


Changing the Future of Healthcare.

With experience, commitment, and a shared vision of how we can positively impact patients’ lives, we’re changing the future of healthcare in our community. Understanding that each of our patients is a unique individual, our goal is to provide the most advanced, clinically-proven treatments and offer a place of comfort where our patients feel welcome and safe. 

We treat not only our patients’ physical needs but provide resources to address their emotional needs. Whether it is to help prepare for surgery, to learn ways to adjust afterwards, or how to cope with an illness or disease, we provide our patients, their families, and caregivers with personalized care and education that can best help them with their individual needs.

New Practice.
Same Trusted Physicians.

Dr. Roeder

Dr. Roeder specializes in the surgical treatment of the breast for both breast cancer and benign breast abnormalities. For breast cancer patients, Dr. Roeder with a team of medical oncology doctors and other specialists from Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists will work together to provide comprehensive care. 

We come together now as one team, on a foundation built from clinical excellence and the widely-recognized expertise of our physicians and providers.

Individually, each of our physicians and providers have worked in our community for many years, and worked together as part of a multidisciplinary care team that includes medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, and interventional radiologists, surgical oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, pathologists, palliative care, genetic experts, highly experienced nurse navigators, and other specialists. Our team approach to care ensures that our patients receive the benefit of the team’s collective experience, which leads to higher quality care.

Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists is dedicated team of physicians and talented staff who care for patients in Southern Arizona. Our physicians are both oncologists (cancer doctors) and hematologists (blood disorder doctors) who treat many types of cancer and blood disorders.  

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Arizona Blood and Cancer Specialists and Arizona Breast Health Specialists are proud partners of OneOncology. OneOncology partners access the latest cancer research and treatment options to provide the best care for our patients close to home. This collaboration is driving the future of cancer care through a physician-led, data-driven, technology-powered, and patient-centric model improving the lives of everyone living with cancer.

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