Astera Cancer Care Announces New Director of Specialty Infusion
East Brunswick, NJ, July 19, 2021- Astera Cancer Care, an independent and physician-owned multi-specialty community oncology practice serving 12,000 new patients annually in Central New Jersey, is proud to announce Isabel Caratenuto, PharmD, BS Pharm, RPh, as their new Director of Pharmacy-Infusion Therapy Services.
Astera Cancer Care offers a wide range of specialty and infusion therapy treatments for patients with chronic and complex health conditions requiring close clinical monitoring. Dr. Caratenuto will oversee infusion therapy services in all of Astera’s offices.
“If a patient needs a drug-infused intravenously for over 30 minutes and their doctor’s office doesn’t have an infusion center, they can come to any Astera location,” Dr. Caratenuto said. “We have an infusion therapy referral form, with all the medications that Astera currently has on the formulary to offer other doctors’ offices or referring physicians so that they can refer their patients to Astera for their infusion.”
Astera’s specialty infusion center offers patients the flexibility to have complex infusions provided in an outpatient community-based setting while increasing their overall comfort, satisfaction, and treatment adherence compared to hospital-based intakes.
Dr. Caratenuto has over 25 years of diverse experience as a pharmacist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Rutgers University College of Pharmacy. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. Dr. Caratenuto speaks English and Spanish.
About Astera Cancer Care
Astera Cancer Care is an independent and physician-owned multi-specialty community oncology practice serving Central Jersey. Astera Cancer Care inspires hope and improves outcomes through its commitment to personalized patient care and the latest treatment and research.