Orlando Health Cancer Institute Adds New Cancer Specialist for Osceola County Patients
Orlando Cancer Institute of Health – Osceola achieved two major milestones this month with the addition of infusion therapy and a new medical oncologist to serve Osceola County patients.
The expansion of the service means that cancer patients in Osceola will now be able to access chemotherapy treatments closer to home and much easier than ever before.
“We are very pleased to continue to open more services to our Osceola County patients,” said Margo Shoup, MD, president of the Orlando Health Cancer Institute. “We listen to our patients and know that they truly appreciate and benefit from the convenience of having their treatments nearby, in their communities.”
Treatments will be delivered in three newly constructed chemotherapy infusion bays in the 5,500 square foot clinic located inside the Orlando Health – Osceola Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion (1001 E. Osceola Pkwy., Suite 250, Kissimmee, Florida 34744). Construction of a fourth infusion bay is expected to begin soon. The space also includes 12 exam rooms where patients can meet with Orlando Health Cancer Institute specialists for medical oncology and surgical oncology consultations.
To help guide the launch of the infusion therapy program in Osceola County, the Orlando Health Cancer Institute hired Dr. Simi George.
Dr. George is a board-certified medical oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer with particular expertise in gastrointestinal cancers. She received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York, and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. She completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York. She has been in practice for eight years and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.
Dr. George will also guide medical oncology infusion services at Orlando Health Cancer Institute – St. Cloud, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in mid-2022. The new 7,100 square foot facility, located in the Orlando Health Medical Pavilion – St. Cloud (1330 Budinger Ave, St Cloud, FL 34769), will include six exam rooms, two consultation rooms and 12 infusion bays.
Orlando Cancer Institute of Health – St. Cloud will be the organization’s fifth regional facility, including Osceola and others in Lake Mary, Ocoee and Dr. Phillips’ Orlando area. Each facility provides patients with access to the world-class cancer care options they expect from Orlando Health in a space close to home.