Cancer Care

Better care leads to better outcomes.

When your life has been touched by cancer, you deserve the very best care. At Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, a first-class team of experts collaborate with fellow oncologists from national cancer centers and offer leading-edge treatment plans and technologies, providing the finest care and achieving the best outcomes.

Highest Quality of Cancer Care

The Center for Oncology is part of Halifax Health’s comprehensive cancer program. We see new patients by referral from another physician, and we also welcome the opportunity to provide second opinions. If you have a diagnosis that you feel would benefit from treatment by the Center for Oncology, please have your primary care physician or referring specialist contact us at 386.425.4061.

Clinical trials are carefully designed and executed investigations of new medical treatments, offering patients the most advanced therapies available.

The Center for Oncology at Halifax Health Medical Center is the second oldest accredited cancer program in the State of Florida, having been accredited through the American College of Surgeons in 1956.

In 1998, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, the most precise, non-invasive method of reaching tumors and other problem areas deep within the brain, was first introduced to the Central Florida region by Halifax Health.

National Research Corporation has named Halifax Health Medical Center as Volusia and Flagler counties ‘most preferred’ hospital, presenting us with their Consumer’s Choice Award every year since 1996.

The Center for Oncology is the first radiation oncology facility certified by the American College of Radiology and is currently certified by the American College of Radiation Oncology.

We understand that financial and insurance issues can be stressful and confusing for cancer patients. Prior to your first visit to our facility, the insurance information provided by your referring physician will be reviewed and verified by one of our financial counselors. One of them will contact you regarding your benefits

Patient navigation is a process by which we proactively guide patients through the health system to coordinate services. As the point of contact for the patient, patient navigation ensures all patients with suspicious findings receive timely diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care to achieve better outcomes.

The Navigator is a clinical expert who works with healthcare providers, financial counselors, and social services to enable the patient to access available resources.

Goals of Patient Navigation:

  • Save lives from cancer
  • Eliminate barriers to care
  • Ensure timely delivery of services
  • Educate and empower patients to take an active role in their care
  • Potential cost savings through improved patient care and results

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming for patients, as well as their families. At Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, we’re here to answer questions and help you navigate through your journey.

Halifax Health – Center for Oncology offers a Navigator to you, provided as a complimentary service.

What will my Navigator do for me?

  • Provide emotional support and comfort to newly diagnosed patients
  • Help you navigate through the healthcare system
  • Serve as a point of contact to create a seamless approach to your care
  • Expedite scheduling for appointments and tests
  • Collaborate with physicians, healthcare providers and team members to provide advice, support and real time answers to your questions
  • Connect you with local and national community resources

Our Oncology Navigators are committed to being not just an educator and advocate but also a friend who will guide you through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Your Navigator will provide emotional support, education and act as a resource so that you can make well-informed decisions regarding your care options. This service coordinates access to cancer care services while providing quality care, assisting with coping strategies for dealing with fear and anxiety that can be felt by newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families.

For more information, contact Halifax Health – Center for Oncology Navigators at 386.425.4212.

Cici Brown - Breast Cancer Survivor

Breast Cancer Survivor

I felt like the most important thing for me was the doctor that I chose to work with. I knew I was in the right place. I knew that Halifax Health was going to take care of it. We are so lucky to have Halifax Health in our community.

– Cici Brown

Meet Your Cancer Care Team

Cancer Care Providers

Alvaro R. Alvarez-Farinetti
Radiation Oncology Specialist
Alvaro R. Alvarez-Farinetti
Radiation Oncology Specialist

Dr. Alvaro Alvarez-Farinetti, MD is a Radiation Oncology Specialist in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has over 29 years of experience in the medical field.  He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Halifax Health - Medical Center of Port Orange and Halifax Health Medical Center.

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Murthy V. Andavolu
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Murthy V. Andavolu
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Murthy V. Andavolu, MD,  is an oncologist in Daytona Beach, Florida and is affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. He received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

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Boon Y. Chew
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Boon Y. Chew
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Boon Y. Chew, MD, is a hematology/ Oncology specialist at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, FL.

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Ruby Anne E. Deveras
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Ruby Anne E. Deveras
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Ruby Anne E. Deveras, MD, is a hematology/ oncology specialist that is affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach.

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Brad A. Factor
Radiation Oncology Specialist
Brad A. Factor
Radiation Oncology Specialist

Dr. Brad A. Factor is a radiation oncologist in Daytona Beach, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. He received his medical degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

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Zafar Latif
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Zafar Latif
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Zafar Latif, MD, is a Hematology/Oncology specialist affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, FL.

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Thuy Le
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Thuy Le
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Thuy Le, MD, is a hematology/oncology specialist that is affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach.

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Kelly L. Molpus
Gynecologic Oncology Specialist
Kelly L. Molpus
Gynecologic Oncology Specialist

Dr. Kelly L. Molpus, MD, is a Gynecologic Oncology specialist in Daytona Beach, FL. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. Dr. Molpus has been in practice for over 20 years in Gynecologic Oncology.

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Abdul J. Sorathia
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Abdul J. Sorathia
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Abdul J. Sorathia, MD, is a hematology/ Oncology specialist at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, FL.

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Tabitha N. Townsend
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Tabitha N. Townsend
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Tabitha N. Townsend, MD, is a Hematology/ Oncology specialist at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, FL.

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Richard C. Weiss
Hematology/Oncology Specialist
Richard C. Weiss
Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Dr. Richard C. Weiss, MD, is a Hematology/Oncology specialist in Ormond Beach, FL. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach.

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Rebecca Bird
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Rebecca Bird
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Bird, APRN, is a nurse practitioner specialist affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange and Center for Oncology - New Smyrna Beach.

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Selena Hoots
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Selena Hoots
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Selena Hoots, APRN, is a nurse practitioner specialist affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach.

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Sara Siegfried
Hematology/Oncology APRN
Sara Siegfried
Hematology/Oncology APRN

Sara Siegfried, APRN, is a nurse practitioner specialist affiliated with Center for Oncology - Ormond Beach and Center for Oncology - New Smyrna Beach.

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Sierra Williams-Barnhart
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Sierra Williams-Barnhart
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sierra Williams-Barnhart, APRN, is a nurse practitioner specialist affiliated with Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach.

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Cancer Care Navigators

Susan Joss
Head and Neck Cancer Navigator
and Survivorship Navigator
Susan Joss
Head and Neck Cancer Navigator
and Survivorship Navigator

Provided as a complimentary service, Halifax Health offers a Survivorship Nurse Navigator dedicated to helping you after completion of your treatment and will serve as a system navigator, patient educator and advocate, care coordinator and community outreach connection. The Survivorship Nurse Navigator is the champion liaison of your recovery.

Our Head and Neck Navigator and Survivorship Nurse Navigator is here to provide support so you never have to feel alone on your journey.

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Gina Lawrence
Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator
Gina Lawrence
Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator

A diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Halifax Health – Center for Oncology has a Gastrointestinal Cancer Navigator available for you and your family, to help you navigate the next steps in your treatment.

Our GI Cancer Navigator is here to provide support so you never have to feel alone on your journey.

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Jennifer Mathis
Lung Navigator
Jennifer Mathis
Lung Navigator

The Lung Nurse Navigator will empower you by supplying you with current information and education regarding your diagnosis, cancer treatment, management of any side effects of treatment and available resources. You will receive the appropriate monitoring and self-care education to ensure the highest quality of life possible during your journey.

Once a referral has been made, Navigation services may include:

  • Provide emotional support and comfort to newly diagnosed patients and caregivers
  • Help you navigate through the healthcare system
  • Serve as a point of contact to create a seamless approach to your care
  • Expedite scheduling for appointments and tests
  • Collaborate with physicians, healthcare providers and team members to provide advice, support and real-time answers to your questions
  • Connect you with local and national community resources
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Jennifer Peludat
Breast Cancer Navigator
Jennifer Peludat
Breast Cancer Navigator

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming for patients, as well as their families. At Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, we’re here to answer questions and help you navigate through your journey.

Halifax Health – Center for Oncology offers a Breast Navigator to you, which is provided as a complimentary service.

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Ashley Perry
Rehabilitation Oncology Navigator
Ashley Perry
Rehabilitation Oncology Navigator

Cancer and its treatment can often impair normal daily activities. Whether it’s fatigue, neuropathy, pain, weakness, mobility difficulties, memory or attention difficulties, exacerbations of old injuries, or anything that can impair activities of daily living, our Rehabilitation Oncology Navigator at Halifax Health – Center for Oncology is here to help.

The role of the Rehabilitation Oncology Navigator is to detect, mitigate and help treat functional decline of cancer patients. As part of the oncology treatment team, this healthcare professional is an advocate for patients who are candidates for rehabilitation.

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Charles Sternberg
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Charles Sternberg
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for a patient and their family. Halifax Health – Center for Oncology has a Licensed Clinical Social Worker available to provide support, address your needs, and assist in the prevention of barriers and access to care.

Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker is here to provide support so you never have to feel alone on your journey.

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Central Florida Cancer Care

Halifax Health – Center for Oncology has produced a long list of “firsts” in oncology diagnosis and treatment. This should be a source of confidence for you, knowing we are leaders in the development of new and better ways to discover and treat cancer.