Hematology Oncology Clinic Expands Cancer Care Services & Opens in Hammond, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, La., June 2, 2020 – Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC) is pleased to announce the opening of its new location in Hammond, La. The physicians of HOC have been providing cancer care of the highest quality for over 30 years to the Baton Rouge community.

The new clinic will provide cancer patients in the Hammond area with affordable care conveniently located close to where they live. The clinic is designed for easy access and patient comfort while delivering quality care from oncology experts that stay abreast of the newest cancer treatment and therapies.

HOC offers personalized care to every patient and have assembled the best team of medical oncologists. HOC helps patients manage their cancer diagnosis, select the right treatment while providing additional services to help patients physically and emotionally during the cancer journey.

Medical Oncologist Dr. Gerald Miletello spoke on behalf of the HOC physicians. “My colleagues and I have been a part of the Baton Rouge community for many years,” he said. “We live here, and we are very proud to practice here. We look forward to continuing to provide our patients the highest quality of cancer care, so they can stay as close to home as possible.”

In 2018, HOC joined the American Oncology Network (AON), a multi-state alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders working together to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. The partnership of HOC and AON helps provide the best cancer care with additional services including: access to innovative treatment options through clinical trials, efficient home delivery of oral cancer medications, 24/7 access to the care management team and financial assistance programs to help navigate insurance coverage.


About Hematology/Oncology Clinic: (HOCBR.com)
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer, the Hematology/Oncology Clinic (HOC) serves patients from offices in Baton Rouge, Hammond and Zachary, Louisiana. Hematology/Oncology Clinic is the practice of Dr. Gerald Miletello, Dr. Christopher McCanless, Dr. Michael Castine, III, Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi, Dr. Lauren Juneja, and Dr. Sanjay Juneja. The practice’s highly trained and experienced clinical staff consists of Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Certified Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

For over 30 years HOC’s has provided exceptional quality care including access to innovative clinical trials, home delivery of oral cancer medications from a specialty, in-house pharmacy, timely labs and pathology reports, and on-site infusion therapy. The practice also offers comprehensive supportive care such as 24/7 access to Care Management, nutrition counseling, and much more.

About American Oncology Network, LLC: (AONcology.com)
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly growing AON network represents 77 physicians and 46 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 12 states. The executive management team of AON brings more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
(239) 789.2341