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FALL 2018

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cancer center that offers top care near where patients live and work — a shift in health care delivery that's a national trend. Now at the institute's Ballantyne site, there's an immunotherapy and che- motherapy room, genetic counseling and survivorship activities. The of- fice also recently added oncologist Claud Grigg Jr., whom Raghavan de- scribes as a talented "hot shot" with roots in the Charlotte area. "At Ballantyne, we can provide any medical oncology or hematology service with very few limitations, such as stem cell transplants," Dr. Grigg says. "In our clinic, we have a busy infusion center with access to any cancer treatment or blood product, an on-site lab and a full support staff team — all with the advan- tage of a greater sense of community that can only be felt in a small center. "A cancer diagnosis carries with it fear and anxiety for all of us," he continues, "and treatment plans are often complex, requiring multiple visits, infusions and lab tests." Such understandable anxiety is why the office's reception area has the special ceiling tiles and aromatherapy — to create the feeling of a safe, soothing space. Expansion of services in Ballantyne also has given patients options to participate in At Levine Cancer Institute-Ballantyne, the immunotherapy and chemotherapy room (here and middle right) is one of several additions to the practice in recent years. Dr. Claud Grigg Jr. At Carolinas Vision Group, Robin Fowler fits a pair of glasses for a patient. 60 BALLANTYNE FALL 2018 Feature

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