SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RainTree Oncology Services today announced its newest member, Tennessee Cancer Specialists. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee Cancer Specialists is a leader in community-based comprehensive cancer care. The practice addition expands RainTree Oncology's network to 504 physicians.
"We are very excited about our new partnership with RainTree Oncology," said Dr. Mitchell Martin, president of Tennessee Cancer Specialists. "We recognize that oral chemotherapy is advancing and will continue to do so. We have developed a retail pharmacy to serve our patients, and are partnering with RainTree Oncology in a move that will help us ensure patient access to crucial drugs and pharmacy services."
"Community oncology leaders throughout the country are enthusiastic about our physician-centric, patient-focused initiatives," said Dr. Jeffrey Patton, RainTree Oncology chief medical officer. "Each addition to the cooperative enhances the overall strength of the RainTree Oncology network. Tennessee Cancer Specialists brings us closer to becoming the best at delivering premium oral oncology drug services."
RainTree Oncology aims to improve efficiencies within community oncology practices in several ways: 1) by facilitating the formation of a community oncology network allied with RainTree Oncology through which members can obtain oral oncology pharmaceuticals at favorably contracted prices; 2) by helping with the implementation of on-site pharmacies for those practices that do not have one, providing added convenience for patients and an important source of revenue for physicians; and 3) by automating oral prescription tracking and fulfillment in order to improve patient adherence to prescribed therapeutics.
RainTree Oncology has teamed with Metro Medical Supply, Inc. for speciality distribution of oral pharmaceutical products. The Company is working with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to implement clinical and adherence-enhancing medication management programs.
About RainTree Oncology Services
RainTree Oncology Services provides leading-edge oral drug acquisition and management services that make a difference in the lives of cancer patients by: helping community oncology practices expand services and improve patient care, enhancing the economic model of community oncology practices and pioneering an integrated information network between physicians, payors and manufacturers to advance the state of the art in oral oncology. RainTree Oncology is physician centric, patient focused and community minded. For more information about RainTree Oncology Services: www.raintreeoncology.com.
SOURCE RainTree Oncology Services