Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACP
Welcome to our 2017 Fall edition of Tahoe Cancer News. This issue contains an overview of useful programs available here at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Keep it for your reference.
Ahrin Koppel, MD, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Todayâ€™s cancer treatments are complex, confusing and expensive. The Internet provides a surplus of information on treatment options, which often can seem endless. For the average person, navigating this labyrinth can be overwhelming. One important aspect to understand about cancer treatment is the difference between standard therapies and...
James McKenna, MHA, Director
Accreditation is a voluntary commitment aimed at making sure that a cancer program offers a full range of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients and their families. Continual evaluation of program performance promotes patient engagement and high-quality patient care.
One of the unique features of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center is the original artwork selected and displayed for the patients, their caregivers and the staff to enjoy.
Ellen Cooper, MD, FACS, General Surgery
As a general surgeon at Tahoe Forest Hospital, I have the privilege of caring for women with surgical breast disease.
Lynelle Tyler, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
A relatively new field of science known as Psycho-Neuro-Immunology has revealed a link between the brain and the immune system. It is now believed that the two areas of the body (cerebral cortex and immune system) are in communication with one another.
Amy Noble, Receptionist
You just canâ€™t help but smile when you see Amy Noble at the reception desk as you enter the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. Her warmth is genuine as she reaches out to greet you. Officially, Amy is called a PBX Operator, which means she operates the â€śPost Box Exchangeâ€ť telecommunications system.