What makes our practice truly special is that everyone at HOA is “united in spirit” – a spirit that is utterly un-crushable and filled with possibilities and hope. At HOA, we believe that effective medical treatment is not only about healing our patients’ physical illnesses, but also about promoting their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Our holistic approach ensures that our patients are treated like people, not medical cases. We get to know each patient and recommend treatments designed to heal the whole person.

What is Oncology?

Oncology is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of tumors or cancers. An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer. Usually, an oncologist manages a person’s care and treatment once he or she is diagnosed with cancer. The field of oncology has three major areas: medical, surgical, and radiation.

  • A medical oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapy.
  • A surgical oncologist removes the tumor and nearby tissue during an operation. He or she also performs certain types of biopsies.
  • A radiation oncologist treats cancer using radiation therapy.

What is Hematology?

Hematology is the study of blood and the blood-forming organs, as well as blood diseases that affect the production of blood and its components. It is a subspecialty of internal medicine that is separate from, but does overlap with, medical oncology. At HOA, we treat patients experiencing a wide variety of blood disorders, including:

  • Hemoglobinopathies - congenital abnormalities of the hemoglobin molecule or rate of synthesis
  • Anemias - lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin
  • Increases and decreases in blood cell counts
  • Hematological malignancies such as lymphomas and leukemias
  • Coagulopathies which are disorders of bleeding and coagulation
  • Others 

Our treatment plans may include nutritional counseling, various pharmacological therapies, anticoagulation therapy, transfusions, chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants.

At HOA, all of these areas work together as a team environment to best manage a patient’s care.