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Dr. Alan Grosset is the first step in a local cancer care facility

    It was considered good news when Dr. Alan Grosset, Oncologist, identified the location of his local Sandpoint practice. Grosset will open his doors on May 22 in the James Miller building on Highway 2, located next to the Sandpoint Charter School, near the intersection of Division and Highway 2. Initially he will be able to see cancer patients once a week, while he is establishing the office. Patient care offerings will range from consults to follow-up care of established patients. Long term treatment goals, probably about two years, will be to establish a center where chemotherapy and additional treatments will be offered.
    This was a first step in a series of initiatives being taken by the dedicated group of individuals focused on making a Cancer Care facility a reality. The group is in the process of forming a Sandpoint Cancer Information Foundation and will have its initial fund raiser on June 20 at the Panida Theatre. Billed a Goddess and Gods night, with optional tiaras and togas, the evening will be an opportunity to eat, drink, socialize, and watch a movie, while also learning about the efforts being undertaken. Tickets are only $10 and are available at Monarch Mountain Coffee, All Smiles, DiLuna’s, Women’s Health Care and Northwest Handmade.
    Although anyone and everyone is welcome to join the effort, board members currently include: Tom Gibson, Ann Tyree, N.P., Cynthia Dalsing, N.P., John Porter Pharm.D, Scott Porter, Pharm. D., Alan Grosset, M.D., Heather Gibson, and Carol Curtis. The Foundation is hoping to gain the endorsement of all physicians in the local medical community in an effort to positively enrich and expand the depth and breath of services being locally rendered. “The mission is to provide a place where all issues that affect a person with cancer and their families can find support,” stated Tyree, who has been involved from the beginning with Heather Gibson and Cynthia Dalsing.
    Once a foothold can be established in Sandpoint, one of the long goals is to identify a location and build a presentation of complimentary services. Services may include psychological counseling for the patient and their family, financial resource counseling, transportation links, nutrition education, alternative and complimentary medicine, including naturopathy and acupuncture, and massage therapy. The concept is that the patient, who tends to suffer from physical exhaustion as a result of the treatments, can avoid having to go to multiple places to get care.

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