Gynecologic Cancer Center Opens in Downtown Orlando

Posted on September 17, 2012 by john

Door to Gynecologic Cancer Center at Orlando Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando

As we celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is opening a unique new facility for one of its busiest clinics focused entirely on women’s health.

The Gynecologic Cancer Center opens at its new location on Miller Street in downtown Orlando today, just blocks away from MD Anderson – Orlando. The new facility, four times the size of the previous clinic, will provide chemotherapy services and holistic medicine in one place.

The Gynecologic Cancer Center, which will treat women’s cancers including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer, is focused on providing patients with a calm, serene environment to help manage the emotional and physical toll of battling cancer. The Center’s “Timeless Café” supported by the philanthropic group Women Playing for T.I.M.E.® will meet patients as they enter the facility, providing educational materials, free wireless internet access, coffee and healthy snacks. The cafe will focus on whole and nutritious foods. There are 8 exam rooms, 10 chemotherapy infusion rooms, and a telemedicine conference room. The practice will host support groups and events and will offer acupuncture and therapeutic massage.

This center, previously housed at MD Anderson – Orlando, is led by Dr. Veronica Schimp, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology. Three additional oncologists will be part of the gynecologic cancer team – Arvind Bakrhu, MD, Nathalie McKenzie, MD and Anna Priebe, MD.

“We are thrilled about this new facility and the diverse services it will provide to women who are diagnosed with a form of gynecologic cancer,” said Veronica Schimp, DO, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando. “This is a personal dream of mine to provide a place for women who are fighting the fight of their lives and I thank our administrators for their support of this project. Cancer is a life changing experience and here at the Gynecologic Cancer Center we are dedicated to help our patients on their cancer journey from diagnosis through a personalized treatment plan to help them manage, fight and survive their disease.”

The Gynecologic Cancer Center is located at 105 W. Miller St., Orlando, Florida, 32806. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 321-841-8393.