September 2, 2010 -
Two expert physicians have joined the advanced medical team at Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim. The addition of Dr. Erin Nelli, medical oncologist, and Dr. Michael Shevach, radiation oncologist, allows the now five-member physician team to provide excellent cancer care for the entire North Olympic Peninsula region.
“The level of expertise we offer at Olympic Medical Cancer Center is outstanding and we could not have a better group of medical and radiation oncologists providing cancer care for our community,” says Tara Lock, director of Olympic Medical Cancer Center. “We also offer an incredible cancer care team, which includes a physician assistant, oncology-certified nurses, highly trained dosimetrists, a patient navigator, registered dietitians, and an on-site pharmacist all in one place, under one roof, here in Sequim.”
Dr. Nelli recently completed her fellowship with University of South Florida’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in medical oncology. She is looking forward to the opportunity to utilize the affiliation with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), while providing quality medical care in a rural setting. “I am excited for the opportunity to work on clinical trials offered through our relationship with the SCCA,” says Dr. Nelli.
Dr. Shevach has more than 20 years experience as a radiation oncologist and is board certified in radiation oncology. Professionally, the continuously evolving radiation technologies and available treatments for cancer, particularly in the treatment of prostate cancer, are exciting to Dr. Shevach.
He is enthusiastic about working with the team at Olympic Medical. “Olympic Medical Cancer Center boasts an excellent cancer treatment program that offers the Olympic Peninsula community advanced cancer care options,” says Dr. Shevach.
Both Dr. Nelli and Dr. Shevach look forward to working closely with their patients to provide patient-centered, quality cancer care. “Each of our physicians at Olympic Medical Cancer Center strives to provide each of our patients with a positive, comfortable experience throughout cancer treatment,” says Lock. “Our team treats not only cancer; we care for the whole person.”
For more information on Olympic Medical Cancer Center medical staff and services, please call (360) 683-9895.
About Olympic Medical Cancer Center
Unlike other cancer treatment providers in Kitsap County and the Puget Sound area, the world-class Thomas Family Cancer Center in Sequim conveniently houses radiation oncology and medical oncology under one roof. Services include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, infusion services, hematology, dietary services, PET/CT and an onsite pharmacy, as well as a resource room for patients and their families. Olympic Medical’s cancer program serves the entire North Olympic Peninsula community.
“The demand for cancer care services is significant from the West End all the way through Eastern Jefferson County,” says Rhonda Curry, assistant administrator. “We are now able to serve the North Olympic Peninsula, allowing our community and our neighbors to stay very close to home for expert cancer treatment. This is welcome support for Forks Community Hospital and Jefferson Healthcare who are unable to provide the same type of cancer care services due to the size of their population.”
In addition to the services offered locally, Olympic Medical Cancer Center’s affiliation with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings the resources of three internationally renowned institutions to the community: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. Through this partnership with the SCCA, patients have access to clinical trials; offering patients access to the latest cancer therapies before they become widely available.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.