Local Residents Gain Enhanced Breast Cancer Services

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Local Residents Gain Enhanced Breast Cancer Services

Paramjeet Kaur, M.D., FACS joins Ocean Medical Center, Meridian Cancer Care

Ocean Medical Center has expanded women's health and breast cancer surgical programs with the recruitment of Paramjeet Kaur, M.D., FACS. Dr. Kaur is Fellowship trained in Breast Surgical Oncology and provides the team at Ocean Medical Center and Meridian Cancer Care with additional expertise and resources for local community members.

Dr. Kaur is working closely with Mark Krasna, M.D., medical director of Meridian Cancer Care, and Debra Camal, M.D., medical director of the breast program to redesign the delivery of breast cancer services.

According to Dean Lin, president of Ocean Medical Center, "Dr. Kaur's approach to cancer care is multidisciplinary. She works closely with radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to provide seamless, comprehensive care to the breast cancer patients."

"I'm excited to be part of a team that is bringing quality cancer services to members of the community in a manner that is convenient and personal," says Dr. Kaur. "Patients have excellent resources for diagnosis, treatment and recovery, all close to home. That is critical when you are dealing with cancer."

"Our focus is on ensuring patient-centered, multi-disciplinary cancer care, where an entire team of medical experts reaches a consensus before any treatment is delivered. This case review and treatment planning arms patients with their own personal team to help them understand and plan for their cancer diagnosis," says Dr. Krasna. "Paired with access to clinical trials through The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we are driving innovation within the breast program of Meridian Cancer Care." Dr. Krasna notes that Dr. Kaur will be working closely with Meridian Cancer Care patient navigators (care coordinators) to identify patient needs, assist with coordination of care and education, and connect patients to community resources.

Dr. Kaur practices at Ocean Medical Center in Brick and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. For more information about her services or to make an appointment, call 732.836.4673.

About Ocean Medical Center
Ocean Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a 281-bed non-profit community hospital located in Ocean County, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neurological, thoracic, and vascular surgery; cardiology; dialysis; and emergency and critical care services. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. For more information, call the Meridian Health Line at 1-800-DOCTORS or log on to our web site at www.OceanMedicalCenter.com.