Waterford Oncology Practice Expands

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The Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Oncology and Hematology in Waterford recently expanded its clinical staff with the addition of a trilingual specialist interested in breast cancer as well as other solid tumors and blood-borne cancers.

Sapna Khubchandani, MD, MPH, joins the practice at 196 Parkway South, Suite 303, in Waterford. Other members of the clinical team there are Drs. Jeffrey Gordon and Valmarie Ramos, and Nicole McKenzie, APRN. Both Gordon and Ramos were established hematology-oncology specialists in eastern Connecticut prior to joining Hartford HealthCare.

Khubchandani is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, hospice and palliative medicine. She earned her medical degree from BS Medical College Calcutta University in India and a master’s degree from Yale School of Public Health. She also completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York City. She speaks English, Hindi and Sindhi.

Opened last year, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Oncology and Hematology is part of the system’s efforts to bring specialty care close to home for patients across the state.

The Waterford clinical team offers diagnosis and treatment services, as well as guidance for those hoping to prevent cancer, including genetic testing. In addition, the practice specializes in advanced chemotherapy and the diagnosis of blood diseases and cancers such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia and lymphoma.

Hartford HealthCare also operates a primary care practice in Waterford and recently opened The Headache Center, part of its Ayer Neuroscience Institute. In the coming months, specialists in urology, general surgery and gastroenterology will also begin seeing patients there.

“Working with Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, we have been able to identify the types of care most needed in southern New London County – and we’re delivering by offering the best and most coordinated care available,” says Bimal Patel, president of Backus Hospital.

The entire team at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Oncology and Hematology in Waterford is accepting new patients. Referrals can be made by calling 860.443.4455.


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