Sideline Lessons

Posted March 31st, 2020

During a preseason basketball game in my freshman year of college, I tore just about every ligament and piece of cartilage in my knee. Destroyed it. Just like that, my “plan” for my college life had changed. For the next year and a half, I had 4 or 5 surgeries and countless hours of PT […]


Feeling Pride and Terrified…Our New Normal

Posted March 30th, 2020

Feeling pride and terrified at the same time seems to be the new norm at my house. As each new day approaches the uncertainties and fears can sometimes be crippling. While there are so many other families around us that are staying home, 4 out of the 5 of us living here under the same […]


Normalcy….When Nothing is Normal

Posted March 26th, 2020

I wake up every morning thinking nothing much until I realize it’s 7:30am and no kid is up and ready for school – oh wait, that’s right, there’s a pandemic happening. I’ve been struggling to keep things normal when nothing is normal. Some might say don’t bother, it isn’t possible. But for me, this is […]


Testing for COVID-19

Posted March 25th, 2020

Last week an acquaintance of mine woke up with a low grade fever, runny nose, and cough. He is a healthcare provider who works in a variety of settings and also with people of all ages. He became concerned that he could have been exposed to COVID-19 and may be symptomatic. He called his primary […]


Staying Active During The Coronavirus

Posted March 24th, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. As more and more people are infected in the United States, you may feel that your life is being turned upside down. In order to help reduce the spread of infection, it is recommended that you keep your social distance, […]


Surviving Anxiety and Stress as an Essential Personnel During COVID-19

Posted March 23rd, 2020

Are you struggling too as essential personnel, mother/father, partner, caregiver, now home school educator and income provider? Fears of being the one to bring the virus home to your loved ones who have been practicing “Social Distancing?” The stress of COVID-19 has quickly taken over our lives and has made normal daily life challenges a […]


On the Front Lines with Cancer and COVID-19

Posted March 19th, 2020

While the rest of the world is learning how to work from home, I am focusing on providing outstanding care for my patients in a whole new way.  Of course, I am continuing to adhere to the recommended guidelines for advanced safety by enhancing hand hygiene, surface decontamination practices and avoiding contaminating my workspace.  More […]


Rodney Warner

Welcome to Cancerland!

Posted March 18th, 2020

If you’ve been treated for cancer, “social distancing” is old news. Where not to go, what not to do, hand washing, been there done that. Why? Because the disease and treatment can leave your immune system a mess. All this annoying shit that, if it’s not driving you crazy now but might in the future, […]


Cancer Treatment in the Age of COVID-19

Many patients are wondering if they should continue their cancer treatment in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The answer for most is “yes.” But there are some things to think about and plan for before going to your center. Should I still go to treatment? Currently, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) states […]


COVID-19 101

Posted March 17th, 2020

As we start our blog series, I think it’s important to start off with what we do know. This information was gathered from trusted, evidence-based resources listed at the end of this article. Be careful about where you are getting your information. Always check your sources (we will cover this more later this week). What […]