Hematology Oncology Specialists of Cape Cod
Specializing in all types of cancer diagnoses and hematologic disorders.
Our mission at the Hematology Oncology Specialists of Cape Cod is to ensure that each patient's experience is one of superior care delivered in a warm, supportive, and uplifting environment.
We educate our patients about their disease and their treatment options. We respect and remember that each patient is unique and that each will have an individual journey. Our goal is to accompany and guide that journey to the best of our ability with expertise and compassion.
Our doctors are board certified and have been practicing Hematology/Oncology medicine for over a decade. They treat patients with all types of cancer diagnoses. They also see patients with a variety of hematologic disorders including anemia and iron deficiency. We routinely work with our colleagues at MGH, Dana-Farber, and other centers.
HOSCC physicians moderate the weekly multidisciplinary Tumor Board at Falmouth Hospital, and chair the Cancer Committee, a hospital board that promotes community outreach, education, and access to services.
Our staff consists of receptionists, medical assistants, a billing department, and registered nurses trained in giving chemotherapy. All staff, both clinical and clerical, work together to provide a professional and personal caring experience for each patient.
The on-site laboratory provides complete blood count results immediately. Up-to-the-minute laboratory data allow our doctors and nurses to make the safest and most effective treatment decisions for each patient. As another convenience and service to our patients, we can also do blood draws from ports or peripherally to send specimens to outside laboratories.
The Infusion Room
This is where the lab draws, port flushes, injections, and infusions take place. Chemotherapy as well as other medications and intravenous fluids are delivered here. Our infusion room is bright and spacious. Patients receive their treatments in comfortable recliners. There is a separate room with a stretcher bed for those who need it. Patients and their companions can enjoy a movie, wireless internet, a card game, or a book from our library as well as coffee, tea, and snacks.
These niceties which enhance the patient experience are provided by The Circle of Friends Fund. The Fund was created by a patient's husband who wanted to establish a tangible and ongoing representation of the support and nurturing they found at HOSCC. The Fund's purpose is to help our patients feel cared for and supported by a community of friends who provide the "little extras" that can be so comforting. Donations are always appreciated.
Dr. Victor Aviles - Dr. Aviles serves as Cheif of Hematology and Oncology at Falmouth Hospital, and Consultant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Brown University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jennifer Crook - Dr. Crook earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Holyoke College. She attended medical school at the Uniformed Servies University of the Health Sciences. She completed her internship, residency, and fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After 14 years of service, she left the US Navy at the rank of Commander. Dr. Crook joined HOSCC in 2008 and is on staff at Falmouth Hospital.
Dr. Ann DeWeer-Aviles - Dr. DeWeer-Aviles is married to Dr. Aviles and serves the practice as office manager and lab director. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree and attended WAshington University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and continues to practice part-time in Sandwich at Cape Cod Pediatrics.