Oncology Specialists of Charlotte is monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak closely. We are staying informed about the latest recommendations and updates. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitation around our office. Also, we are increasing hand sanitizer stations to include each exam room, treatment area, the waiting lobby and the front desk.

The novel coronavirus was initially discovered in China, but it has rapidly spread to many other countries including the United States. The virus is now called SARS-CoV-2, and the disease that it causes is called COVID-19

The virus is spread from person to person through close contact or respiratory droplets (mucus or spit) when a person coughs or sneezes. The virus can also be picked up by touching a surface that has been coughed on or touched by someone who is sick. Once infected, there is a higher probability of hospitalization (10-15%) compared with the flu and higher risk of death (1-2% vs 0.1%). Patients older than 60 who have a suppressed immune system or other medical problems are at higher risk.

Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and body aches. Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you develop any of these symptoms, please do not come to our office. Either call our office or call the North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline at 1-866-462-3821. 

Please note:

  • We are unable to do COVID-19 testing in our clinic.
  • Please do not come to our office if you have been exposed to a sick friend or family member

General recommendations:

  • Avoid sick contacts.
  • Hand washing is the best way to prevent infection. Use hand sanitizer when soap & water are not available.
  • Avoid crowds and public places (airports, restaurants, grocery store, church)
  • Maintain personal space, avoid crowded rooms and elevators
  • We don’t recommend wearing a mask unless you are sick
  • Cancel non-essential air travel and avoid the areas with COVID-19 cluster       https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.htm
Request An AppointmentNew patient appointments require a physician to send a referral request on your behalf. The referring physician can be a specialist you saw who identified an oncology-related condition or your primary care physician
  • New patient: you have a medical condition that is or could be cancerous or a blood disorder
  • Transfer care: you are moving into the area and need an oncologist/hematologist, or you are currently under the care of a local oncologist/hematologist and would like to transfer care to one of our physicians
  • 2nd Opinion: you have been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder and would like to get a second opinion on the prognosis and treatment course
  • Former patient: if you have not been to the office in 3 years or more, you will need to get a referral sent in by a physician to re-establish care

Send the referral form to your physician to refer and ask them to send with the following items:


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