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May

Practice in Focus: Virginia Cancer Specialist (VCS)

Mission Statement:
Meeting and exceeding the needs of our patients is our primary goal. We recognize that each patient is an individual with unique needs. Our staff is dedicated to the fight against cancer and providing A New Way of Caring.
Locations:
Virginia Cancer Specialists has locations in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Fair Oaks, Gainesville, Loudon, Reston, and Woodbridge. Our first In office dispensary is located in Fairfax with 2 locations coming in late 2016 in Arlington and Loudon.
Practice certifications
FACT accredited
Dispensing type
Physician Dispensing Program
Services Provided
VCS provides services in medical oncology and hematology services which includes infusion services, physician dispensing programs, research, and genetics counseling. Our practice provides financial advocacy, palliative care, stem cell transplant, chemotherapy classes, and laboratory services.
Why did you join NCODA?
NCODA brings together the Pharmacy Community in hopes improving operations to dispensing cancer clinics. VCS joined NCODA to continue to provide excellent services to our patients. We understand that when patients receive medications at the point of care they will be more adherent. By helping dispensing programs with best practices and contracting joining NCODA was a must.
How can NCODA help you?
NCODA can help Virginia Cancer Specialists by providing guidance in negotiating with payors.
What are some challenges you face now or will face in the future of Oncology?
The current challenges we face in oncology is patient affordability, due to the continually increasing drug costs, as well as the lack of communication between regulators and payor.
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