ORLANDO, FL. (September 17, 2012) – As we celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is opening a unique new facility for one of its busiest clinics focused entirely on women’s health.
The Gynecologic Cancer Center opened its doors at its new location on Miller Street in downtown Orlando, just blocks away from MD Anderson - Orlando. The new facility, four times the size of the previous clinic, will provide additional clinical space for patients and will also offer chemotherapy services and holistic medicine all under one roof.
The Gynecologic Cancer Center, which will treat women’s cancers including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer, is focused on providing patients with a calm, serene environment so to help manage the emotional toll of battling cancer as well as the physical toll. The Center’s “Timeless Café” supported by the philanthropic group Women Playing for T.I.M.E.® will meet patients as they enter the facility, providing educational materials, free wireless, coffee and healthy snacks. The center complete with eight exam rooms, 10 chemotherapy infusion rooms and a telemedicine conference room will also house support groups and events and will offer acupuncture and therapeutic massage.
This center, previously housed at MD Anderson - Orlando, is led by Dr. Veronica Schimp, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology. Three additional oncologists will be part of the gynecologic cancer team – Arvind Bakrhu, MD, Nathalie McKenzie, MD and Anna Priebe, MD.
“We are thrilled about this new facility and the diverse services it will provide to women who are diagnosed with a form of gynecologic cancer,” said Veronica Schimp, DO, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, MD Anderson - Orlando. “This has been a personal dream of mine to provide a place for women who are fighting the fight of their lives and I thank our administrators for their support of this project. Cancer is a life changing experience and here at the Gynecologic Cancer Center we are dedicated to help our patients on their cancer journey from diagnosis through a personalized treatment plan to help them manage, fight and survive their disease.”
The Gynecologic Cancer Center is located at 105 W. Miller St., Orlando, Florida, 32806. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 321.841.8393.