By Jordan Maier, M.D., medical director of Karmanos’ Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills
Over the past few years I have had several family members and friends diagnosed with different types of cancer. While I have devoted my life to taking care of cancer patients, the shock, anxiety and fear of hearing a loved one has cancer never diminishes.
Fortunately, because I work with the best oncology physicians, researchers, nurses and staff at Karmanos, I don’t have to think twice about where to send patients for their care. And because all of our physicians specialize in specific areas of oncology, the expertise they provide allows me an unparalleled level of comfort when asking one of them to see a family member.
Those who live in the suburbs may find it more convenient to be seen at our satellite treatment center in Farmington Hills. This center, also known as the Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center, provides the same high level of medical attention as our main location in midtown Detroit, just closer to home.
The Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center is a beautifully designed, state of the art facility combining the newest technology and specialties of a comprehensive cancer center in a soothing, comfortable environment.
We understand the tremendous emotional burden that cancer and its treatment can have on patients and their families and that is an important aspect of the care we provide. Patients have access to the newest cancer fighting agents, the most advanced radiation therapy technology, private chemotherapy infusion suites, an imaging center offering CT scans, PET scans and mammograms, as well as dedicated social workers and cancer counselors and some of the best oncologists in the world.
Like our main center in Detroit, our oncologists that work at Weisberg have narrowed their oncologic scope to provide expertise to treat specific types of cancer. That is the biggest advantage of receiving cancer care at Karmanos.
I am lucky and proud to be part of such an amazing medical team with members that have dedicated their lives to the prevention, diagnosis, research and treatment of cancer. At the Karmanos Cancer Center, I have access to the latest therapies and technologies in the fight against cancer.
More importantly, I work with the experts that are able to deliver those therapies….and they can be found right in our back yard in Farmington Hills.
For more information about the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) or visit http://www.karmanos.org.