Physician Engagement & Advocacy

Network advocates visit with lawmakers to educate them on the issues impacting their patients and practices.

Visiting the US Capitol or your State Capitol as an organization during sessions is a great way to advocate on behalf of patients and the importance of receiving care close to home in the community setting. The US Oncology Network organizes opportunities for our physicians to advocate at the Hill in DC in addition to organizing “Legislative Days at your State Capitol” with each of our practices within The Network.

Texas Oncology Presents Senator Charles Schwertner with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer,” Award
February 13, 2024

Texas Oncology Presents Senator Charles Schwertner with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer,” Award

In Georgetown, Texas on February 12th, Texas Oncology hosted an advocacy dinner to honor Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (SD 5) with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer” award. He was recognized for his pivotal role in sponsoring HB 1647 (Rep. Harris) during the 88th Legislative Session, which passed and went into effect on September 1, 2023.…

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Texas Oncology – Mesquite Hosts Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)
February 2, 2024

Texas Oncology – Mesquite Hosts Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)

On Thursday, February 1, Texas Oncology hosted Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) for a site visit at their Mesquite practice. Dr. Sreeni Chittoor, joined by Drs. Naveed Cheema, Shiela Haffar, David Yin, and Zainab Ilahi as well as Practice Administrator Mary West, Practice Manager David De La Rosa, Executive Director Mary Ann Cagle, led Rep. Gooden…

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Texas Oncology Presents Representative Cody Harris with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer,” Award
January 31, 2024

Texas Oncology Presents Representative Cody Harris with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer,” Award

In Palestine, Texas on January 30th, Texas Oncology hosted an advocacy dinner honoring Representative Cody Harris, HD 8, with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer,” award, for his pivotal role in passing HB 1647. This legislation safeguards patient choice by preventing Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and insurers from mandating patients being treated in the community setting…

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Nexus Health Hosts Advocacy Dinner, Santa Fe, New Mexico
January 25, 2024

Nexus Health Hosts Advocacy Dinner, Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico- On January 24, 2024, Nexus Health hosted an advocacy dinner that brought together key members of the House and Human Services committee and Senate Health and Public Affairs committee in Santa Fe. The focus of the gathering was a deep dive into the advantages of community care and the unique contributions that Nexus,…

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The US Oncology Network PAC Hosts New York Oncology Hematology for a Breakfast with Rep. Paul Tonko in Albany
December 9, 2023

The US Oncology Network PAC Hosts New York Oncology Hematology for a Breakfast with Rep. Paul Tonko in Albany

On Friday, December 8, The US Oncology Network PAC hosted New York Oncology Hematology (NYOH) for a one-hour breakfast fundraiser supporting local representative Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) in Albany, New York. During the one-hour event, NYOH was able to thank Rep. Tonko for his prior support of radiation oncology and discuss current legislative issues important…

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OHC Advocacy Day at the State Capitol
December 8, 2023

OHC Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

On December 6, 2023, The US Oncology Network Government Relations team joined practice leadership at OHC, Inc. at the Ohio State Capitol to meet with legislators to discuss critical issues impacting patient access to timely care. Participants included Dr. Randy Drosick, Dr. Suzanne Partridge, Dr. Patrick Ward, Dr. Ameet Patel, and Caleb Burdette PharmD, who…

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A Bright Future for Community Healthcare in New Mexico
October 25, 2023

A Bright Future for Community Healthcare in New Mexico

Nexus Health, in collaboration with the government relations team for The US Oncology Network, recently met with key lawmakers in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a clear mission: to emphasize the importance of community care and the accessible, cost-effective healthcare options offered at Nexus’s new multi-specialty clinic. Nexus Health’s services span a variety of specialties, including…

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Texas Oncology Hosts Congressman Keith Self (R-TX)
August 4, 2023

Texas Oncology Hosts Congressman Keith Self (R-TX)

On Monday, July 24 Texas Oncology hosted Congressman Keith Self (R-TX) for a site visit at their McKinney location outside of Dallas, Texas. Led by Dr. Anand Shivnani and director of practice operation Melissa Rich, Representative Self was able to learn about the suite of services offered in the McKinney area. Congressman Self was able…

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Southern Cancer Center hosts Congressman Jerry Carl (R-AL)
July 24, 2023

Southern Cancer Center hosts Congressman Jerry Carl (R-AL)

On Thursday, July 6 Southern Cancer Center (SCC) hosted Congressman Jerry Carl (R-AL) for a site visit at their Daphne location. Led by Dr. Brian Heller and Executive Director Lauren Pettis and several staff, Representative Carl was able to learn more about the cancer services being offered in the southern Alabama region. Congressman Carl was…

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Minnesota Oncology Hosts Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN)
July 5, 2023

Minnesota Oncology Hosts Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN)

On Thursday, June 29 Minnesota Oncology (MnO) hosted Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN) for a site visit at their new Maple Grove location. Led by Dr. Rajini Malisetti, Executive Director Steve Endrud, Director of Practice Operations Ginna Pearson, Pharmacy Manager Clive Buruchara, Rep. Phillips toured the new practice location in the Maple Grove community. Congressman Phillips…

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