American Oncology Network & Partner Oncology Welcome Weigang Tong, MD, PhD
Puyallup, Wash., Dec. 1, 2021 – Drs. Joseph Ye and Xinda David Wang of Partner Oncology (PO) are pleased to announce that Medical Oncologist Weigang Tong, MD, PhD has joined the community oncology practice with locations in Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington. An American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) practice, Partner Oncology provides comprehensive treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders.
Dr. Tong earned his medical degree from West China University of Medical Science and then pursued a PhD in biomedical sciences from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He completed two research fellowships in stem cell and leukemia and a fellowship in hematology and oncology from the University of Washington.
“Dr. Tong is joining our community oncology practice because he wants the freedom to care for his patients in a more personalized setting,” said Partner Oncology Medical Oncologist Dr. Joseph Ye. “His approach to patient care is to engage with patients, families and their caregivers to help improve their overall quality of life.”
Dr. Tong treats patients with a broad spectrum of hematology and oncology conditions and has a special interest in malignant hematology, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. He also has a special interest in gastrointestinal malignancy and breast cancer treatments.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tong to Partner Oncology and AON as he shares our vision of providing high quality cancer care close to where our patients live,” said AON President & Chief Development Officer Brad Prechtl, MBA.
AON Chief Executive Officer Todd Schonherz added, “Dr. Tong forms a special bond with his patients, providing guidance and reassurance while offering them the best possible treatment that is available.”
About Partner Oncology: (PartnerOncology.com)
Partner Oncology (PO) offers convenient access to quality cancer and hematology care for patients in Puyallup, Washington. A community-based practice, PO provides medical oncology/hematology services and infusion therapy including immunotherapy for treating cancer and other diseases.
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 expanding AON network represents 105 physicians and 79 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses 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.
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