Dr. Anthony Tolcher’s dedication to medical advancements and innovative approaches at NEXT Oncology has earned the practice Best Oncologist in San Antonio in the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.
NEXT Oncology has made strides in patient care, especially over the past year. As a Phase 1 research center, patient safety is critical. Patients on clinical trials are faced with even greater dangers due to their underlying disease, but the team at NEXT rose to the occasion.
According to Dr. Tolcher, “Everyone rallied to ensure we continued to treat our patients in a safe environment. Our non-clinical staff worked remotely, and we took great precautions to ensure patients were almost all seen and treated on time and in person.”
Compassion and accommodation drove NEXT to keep going and demanding the highest level of care for patients. While the patient flow has been maintained, so has the tight-knit family feel between the staff and the patients.
Experiencing the COVID crisis made NEXT analyze its practices and processes to acknowledge what was essential and what was unnecessary. By recognizing the difference, they were able to focus only on what was genuinely crucial, including opening a new permanent location in Austin the first week of April 2021.
“We have a singular focus on compassionate care for those who need the best and newest clinical trial agents to treat their cancer that has failed to be treated by standard therapies. As we say, ‘we see what’s NEXT.’