Lighting the Fire: Improving Racial Parity in Oncology
Total Time Commitment: 3 hrs 45 min
Participation Duration: 56 days
Group Size: 10 to 25 Group Members
Credits Available: 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; 3.75 AANP Contact hours; 3.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit
The goal of this dynamic curriculum is to reduce individual and systemic barriers to actively address disparities in the delivery of cancer care impacting outcomes for black men and women facing cancer.
Dr. Fontaine is Chief Medical Officer for New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd in Albuquerque. NMCC was the first practice in the nation to receive accreditation as an Oncology Medical Home by NCQA. And their commitment to excellence has also helped them earn the title of “Top Cancer Center” by readers of the Albuquerque Journal twice in the last three years.
Dr. Fontaine joined the practice in 2006, and she is board Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology and is certified by City of Hope for cancer genetics. Dr. Fontaine also holds a Physician Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Fontaine’s peers throughout the Albuquerque medical community recognize both her dedication to her patients and her expertise as a clinician, and they have voted her “Top Medical Oncologist” in Albuquerque the Magazine’s Top Docs poll seven times, with her most-recent win in 2019.
Dr. Fontaine is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She devotes her spare time to educating her peers and patients on hereditary cancer risk in addition to playing the piano and hiking.