For many, cancer is the most devastating diagnosis an individual can receive. Often it is made more onerous because, in order to receive state-of-the-art treatment from the finest doctors and to have access to clinical trials, patients have to travel long distances to metro areas.
Fortunately, that is not true in Florida. Since 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) has brought world-class medicine and hometown care to much of the state. With nearly 100 locations in its network, FCS provides patients with the finest care available close to home.
FCS is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. Its 230 physicians graduated from top universities and are consistently ranked nationally as “Top Doctors” by U.S. News & World Report. They’re supported by a staff of 220 nurse practitioners and physician assistants. For those who are struggling financially, the FCS Foundation, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, provides assistance to those who qualify for nonmedical living expenses, allowing patients to concentrate on getting well.
Innovative services offered at FCS include an in-house specialty pharmacy for oral oncolytics, an on-site pathology lab allowing for faster reports, diagnostic imaging services, and care management for physical, psychosocial, and emotional needs.
Seven physicians from FCS were nominated this year as Top Doctors. They are Dr. Howard M. Goodman, who specializes in the treatment of gynecologic cancers; Dr. Antonella Leary, whose key focus is female cancers; Dr. James N. Harris, who treats all types of cancer; Dr. Sumithra Vattigunta-Gopal, who has a special interest in breast, gastrointestinal, lung and hematological malignancies; Dr. Avram J. Smukler, who treats all types of cancer and has a special interest in clinical research; Dr. Daniel L. Spitz, who leads the FCS Clinical Trials Research team in Palm Beach County; and Dr. Gerald Zemel, who is an expert in endovascular surgery.
Avram J. Smukler, M.D. | Daniel L. Spitz, M.D., F.A.C.P. | Sumithra Vattigunta-Gopal, MD, F.A.C.P. | Howard M. Goodman, M.D. | James N. Harris, M.D. | Antonella Leary, M.D.
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
1309 North Flagler Drive | West Palm Beach
3401 PGA Blvd. Suite 200 | Palm Beach Gardens
561-366-4100 | FLCancer.com