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Friday, May 03, 2013 - Barry S. Berman, M.D., to Serve as Chair of Clinical Practice Committee for Florida Association of Clinical Oncology
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Barry S. Berman, MD, MS, a board certified hematologist/oncologist at Broward Health Medical Center, has been selected by the Florida Association of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) to serve as chair of the Clinical Practice Committee.
FLASCO is the primary society representing oncologists in the state of Florida. Its mission is to facilitate multidisciplinary efforts to enhance the quality of care for cancer patients and their families.

The Clinical Practice Committee of FLASCO is responsible for compiling, monitoring and maintaining a library of oncology clinical practice parameters.  An integral part of FLASCO, it acts as a liaison with other agencies that deal with practice parameters, and serves as a resource to the membership.  As a statewide organization, the committee provides a unique opportunity to help establish clinical practice parameters, work with the CAC for the state, establish a resource for help with insurance company reimbursement and promote the mission of FLASCO.  Additionally, it can offer an opportunity to strengthen interactions with the pharmaceutical industry to facilitate accessibility of key drugs for cancer patients.

“I am honored to be selected as the chair of the Clinical Practice Committee for FLASCO,” said Dr. Berman.  “In this environment of decreasing reimbursement and increasing scrutiny of clinical practice, it is vital for physicians to take an active role in managing quality issues and pharmaceutical expense in our clinical practices.”

Dr. Berman earned his medical degree from University of South Florida in Tampa, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine.  He completed his fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida.

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