COVID-19 HAS SHUT DOWN BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING SOME DOCTORS’ OFFICES, BUT TREATMENT FOR CANCER PATIENTS HAS NOT STOPPED. Dr. Noah Lindenberg and his staff at Lindenberg Cancer and Hematology Center, a specialized cancer treatment center in Marlton, are dedicated to treating its patients during this time.
“For many of these patients, they need to get these treatments and that’s been my commitment,” Dr. Lindenberg says. “We’re still open and we’re still here for our patients.”
Dr. Lindenberg’s office has taken every precaution when it comes to treating its patients and is following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Some of those steps include: staff members wearing full personal protective equipment, sanitizing each room after every session, limiting the amount of visitors and minimizing appointments.
“It all starts at the front door,” Dr. Lindenberg says. “We have a sign up on the door with the COVID-19 guidelines when patients come in. Face masks are required and we take every patient’s temperature. Even when they check in, we’re practicing social distancing to make sure no one is close. We bring patients back as soon as possible—we’re not letting patients sit in the waiting room. All staff have face masks on at all times. When a patient is done, we sanitize and wipe down every chair and all the equipment. Everything is being cleaned for everyone’s safety.”
Lindenberg Cancer and Hematology Center stands out among hospitals and other treatment centers in this region for more reasons than one.
Due to the growth the practice has seen over the past year, the facility has expanded and is currently close to 6,000 square feet with all state-of-the-art equipment that offers cutting-edge treatment in addition to chemotherapy, such as hormone therapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy—a type of treatment that restores the function of the immune system.
“It’s not chemotherapy; it doesn’t have a lot of conventional side effects like toxic therapy,” Dr. Lindenberg explains. “It links up the immune system and instructs to fight the cancer without introducing toxic substances. It’s a highly effective strategy that works for a variety of cancers.”
His facility is equipped with an infusion center that has a comforting, somewhat homey feel to it to put patients at ease.
“Everything in the facility is very soothing,” he says. “There are colors and artwork, and our infusion center doesn’t have typical hospital pastel colors. The chairs in the infusion center are La-Z-Boys with massage and heat. You almost feel like you’re in a living room because the environment is very warm. It feels like you’re not in a hospital environment where everyone is sick.”
Dr. Lindenberg opened his private practice in 2018 so patients have other options for treatment besides chemotherapy and they receive individualized attention from not just him, but his staff, when going through cancer treatment without traveling beyond South Jersey.
His caring, passionate staff, including practitioner, Agata Kraszewska—who came onboard last year—is one of the main reasons why Lindenberg Cancer and Hematology Center stands out among hospitals and other treatment centers in this region. They make every patient feel welcome from the moment they arrive for the appointment and take their time getting to know them during each session.
“Our staff is incredibly intelligent, compassionate, caring and warm; it’s something that really separates us,” Dr. Lindenberg says. “There’s a personal touch—the patients know everyone, we know everyone. It’s a very warm and nurturing environment, as opposed to a very busy center where you don’t necessarily know everyone.”
That nurturing and caring atmosphere is what helps patients get through each session. During this unsettling time, patients need this support more than ever to keep fighting their battle with cancer, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Lindenberg Cancer and Hematology Center.
“Data shows when patients have more optimism, support, warmth and loving care, they do better. There’s no amount of medicine that can replace that,” Dr. Lindenberg says. “The medicine is part of the treatment, but it’s the personal care that motivates patients to continue fighting, and pursuing successes and winning over patients’ minds is critical. If they believe in their team, they believe in the process, they believe they can do better; the chances of them progressing goes up immensely. It’s completely independent of whatever treatment I’m giving them.”
Lindenberg Cancer and Hematology Center
773 Route 70 E. | Suite E-125 | Marlton | (856) 890-7200 | LindenbergCancer.com
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 3 (May 2020).
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