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Oncology Consultants

MISSION STATEMENT/PHILOPSOPHY:

Oncology Consultants mission is a commitment to provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment in a caring environment.

LOCATION(S):

OC Pharmacy located in the Memorial City Area

OC Pharmacy II located in the Medical Center

OCRX Pharmacy Solutions located in the Katy Area

PRACTICE DETAILS (how many providers, how many employees, etc):

Oncology Consultants was formed 30+ years ago by Dr. Luis Campos to take care of patients in the Houston and outer Houston areas. We have 19 Oncologist/Hematologist, 3 Radiologists, 5 Nurse Practitioners, 6 Pharmacists, 10 Medical Offices with Infusion Suites, 2 Radiation Centers, 2 Imaging Centers, 3 Specialty Pharmacies.  We have over 250+ employees.

QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS (are you QOPI certified, etc.)

Oncology Consultants are:

  • One of the first practices in the nation to be QOPI certified.
  • CLIA certified by CMS – Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment.
  • Our nurses are ONS certified through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
  • Our Physicians are recognized every year in the Houstonian Magazine as Top Doctors, and recognized in Texas Monthly Magazines as Super Doctors of Texas by their peers.
  • ACR accredited – American College of Radiology accreditation for PET, CT, and Ultrasound.
  • Our pharmacies have recently submitted for dual accreditation with URAC and ACHC.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY SERVICES STAFF W/ BRIEF BIO:

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OC Pharmacy was establish 17 years ago.  Yen Nguyen started managing the pharmacy 14+ years ago.  Since then, we have grown to 3 retail pharmacies and we have been the number one producing pharmacy in Oncology Circle for the last 6 years.

OC Pharmacy Staff consist of:

Director of Pharmacy

3 FTE Pharmacist-in- Charge

1 FTE Adherence Pharmacist

1 Oncolytic Nurse Navigator

1 PT Pharmacist for coverage

7 FTE Pharmacy Technicians (2-3 per pharmacy)

1 FTE Compliance Senior Technician

1 FTE Prior Authorization Central Technician

1 FTE AR Technician

1 PT Clerk

WHY DID  YOU JOIN NCODA?

I joined NCODA about 4 years ago because I wanted to join an organization that was diversified and open to all levels of practices large or small. I appreciate that NCODA’s focus is always on the patient, the sharing of best practices, and the comraderies between all levels of practices.

HOW DID YOU BECOME A MEMBER?

I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Reff 4 years ago at an ad board when NCODA was about 2 years old. We discussed a few ideas, and I was able to help him rebrand the NCODA logo and website. We created the NCODA Cost Avoidance & Wastage Tracker too and the Financial Assistance resource.

HOW CAN NCODA HELP YOU?

I love the sharing of best practice ideas, Oral Chemo Education Sheets, Clinical Corners, PQIs. There is so much pharmacy talent throughout the country. I utilize these resources continuously to improve my practice.

WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACE NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE OF ONCOLOGY?

Year on year decrease in Medicare payment resulting in more negative margin claims, managing the challenges of DIR fees, and the financial toxicity of oral oncolytics.

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