AHMC Welcomes Oncologist
Alice Hyde Medical Center is pleased that Board Certified Medical Oncologist, Dr. Todd Whitman, has joined its medical staff.
Dr. Whitman is providing weekly medical oncology consultations and clinical care at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center. Dr. Whitman, medical staff member at CVPH Medical Center, will collaborate with AHMC’s Dr. Myrna Sanchez, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care, specializing in Hematology and Medical Oncology for the past twenty years.
Dr. Whitman completed his medical training at the University of Rochester followed by anInternal Medicine residency at the University of Vermont. He completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Whitman to our team of dedicated professionals at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center,” said Douglas F. DiVello, AHMC President/CEO. “His experience and talent will complement the exceptional cancer care services we provide our patients.”
A medical oncologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats cancer. They specialize in treatments, such as chemotherapy, analgesics and hormones (medicines to reduce pain) for the management of cancer.
The Reddy Cancer Treatment Center is a full service chemotherapy and radiation oncology facility, utilizing state-of-the-art medical technology in the fight against cancer. In 2011, AHMC installed a new linear accelerator at the Reddy Cancer Treatment Center, expanding its scope of treatment to include Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). This equipment provides radiation doses to a tumor or specific areas, minimizing the radiation delivered to the surrounding tissues.
The Cancer Center is proud to offer its patients wholistic healing services, treating the whole person, under the supervision of Kalpana Reddy, Founder and Director of Wholistic Care, located on the AHMC campus. These services include grief and emotional support; life coaching to live a well and balanced life; self coping skills, such as breathing practices, meditation, yoga, and guided imagery; and Reiki Healing Touch before, during, and after chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
The Cancer Center, located at 23 Fourth Street, Suite 2, as a service of Alice Hyde Medical Center, is accredited by the Joint Commission. The Center is staffed by a highly experienced and trained therapy staff, registered nurses, a medical physicist and a superb ancillary staff dedicated to patient care. For more information, please call 518.481.2880.
Alice Hyde Medical Center is hosting a free diabetes self-management session on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room, ground floor.
AHMC’s Diabetes Education Program is hosting a free diabetes education seminar. The program includes three sessions that address various strategies to help those struggling with the disease. The day will begin with a special keynote presentation, “Taking Control” with Ted Kaufman, a member of the A1C Champions Program, supported by Sanofi, a patient-led approach to diabetes education. Mr. Kaufman will speak about topics including: good glucose control; learning about effective self-management; developing a balanced and healthy lifestyle; planning and prioritizing diabetes management; overcoming fears surrounding diabetes, and finding resources for diabetes support.
Angela Durant, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Novo Nordisk, Inc. Diabetes Educator, will talk about the identification and treatment of low blood sugars and Karen Armstrong, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Smart NY Program Nutrition Program Educator, will address dining with diabetes.
People who have diabetes are able to live healthy, active lives when they have the facts about nutrition, glucose control, and medications as well as an understanding about how diabetes affects their overall health. Participants in this education session will be given the tools and resources to successfully manage their health.
The registration deadline for the Diabetes: Keeping it on Track program is Thursday, May 16. Please call 518.481.2280 for more information and to pre-register.