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Cancer Center Opens New Space for More Doctors

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center recently opened its second story, expanding to create space for five new physicians and provide patients more convenient access to care. The new Cancer Center opened in January 2011, offering the region’s most technologically advanced radiation therapy treatments.  Now there is a spacious chemotherapy infusion area and new exam areas to house both Outpatient Infusion and Tallahassee Memorial Physician Partners Cancer & Hematology Specialists, which were previously located within Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.


Second Floor of Cancer Center

“What this means for our community and specifically for patients is that they can come here for all outpatient cancer care services,” says Matt Sherer, Administrator, Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center. “Going to multiple locations can be time consuming, and, when you have a condition like cancer, challenging, as well. This expansion simplifies the journey for patients by centralizing all outpatient cancer services under one roof.”

“Our patients can see the Cancer Center as the place to go for any need that arises related to their care,” adds Tim A. Broeseker, MD, noting a full-time dietician, full-time social worker, patient navigators, an onsite laboratory, designated pharmacy, nurses, nursing assistants and support staff as offerings available at the Center.

In addition to making more services available in a single location, the new space has allowed TMH to welcome a number of new hematologist-oncologists who will be practicing alongside Dr. Broeseker, including Jeannine M. Silberman, MD; Janice Lawson, MD; Amit Jain, MD, M.P.H.; and Iman Imanirad, MD.

“The addition of new oncologists expands the level of cancer services in our community and increases access for patients in our region,” explains Matt Sherer.

With special expertise in the area of hematology, these physicians will treat malignant blood disorders, as well as benign blood disorders that can develop in conjunction with cancer, often proving life-threatening for patients.

“Blood clots are the second leading cause of death in cancer patients.  Being part of a team that understands and appreciates that point was a key reason I came to TMH,” asserts Dr. Lawson, one of the physicians new to Cancer & Hematology Specialists.

The Cancer Center’s radiation oncologists are also enthusiastic about the level of collaboration the new arrangement will promote. “The addition of the medical oncologists supports continuity of care, and most patients like receiving their care through one center. We are enjoying working more closely with our medical oncologists,” says Dale Wickstrum, MD.

“We are tremendously excited to begin this new era of care for our patients,” concludes Dr. Broeseker.

All inpatient cancer care remains in the hospital on the Angie C. Deeb Cancer Unit, Floor 7A, where patients and their families benefit from the multi-million-dollar facility renovation and technology advancement that occurred in 2008-2009.


Meet the Physicians

Tim Broesecker, M.D.
Tim Broeseker, M.D.

Iman Imanirad, M.D.
Iman Imanirad, M.D.

Amit Jain, M.D.
Amit Jain, M.D.

Janice Lawson, M.D.
Janice Lawson, M.D.

Jeannine Silberman, M.D.
Jeannine Silberman, M.D.