Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19 and neither should you. LVPG Hematology Oncology–Lehighton and oncologist Roberto Fratamico, MD, continue to offer leading-edge treatments and the latest clinical trials to residents of Carbon County. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is also a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, which provides patients with even greater care options.
While Surendra Shah, MD, recently retired, his patients still have full access to the care team at Lehighton. And because the practice uses the same LVHN electronic medical record system, Fratamico and his care team can continue seamless care.
Fratamico says he is happy to be serving the greater Lehighton community. “I’m so glad to be able to provide care to those who need it, close to home. There’s no need to travel in order to receive the same care you would in a bigger area,” he says.
Safety is also top of mind for Fratamico and his team. He says every precaution is being taken to protect patients and colleagues from COVID-19. “We like to see patients in the office as much as possible, but have still reserved some time for telemedicine and video visits. We’ve also changed our check-in process and vital checks so that social distancing is maintained,” he says. Fratamico also says masks are required for anyone in the building.
Lehigh Valley Health Network offers a variety of health services in Carbon County. Services offered include diagnostics and imaging, family medicine, pediatrics, mammograms and more.