Cape Fear Cancer Specialists – NHRMC Physician Group recognized for quality cancer care

October 01, 2013

WILMINGTON – A national organization that certifies oncology practices for meeting the highest quality standards has recognized Cape Fear Cancer Specialists, part of the NHRMC Physician Group, for its care of patients with cancer.

The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) is an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Through the QOPI program, practices review data from their patients’ records and compare it to more than 100 evidence-based and consensus quality measures. This marks the second year in a row that Cape Fear Cancer Specialists has been recognized by the QOPI program.

“As a QOPI certified program, we are continuously reviewing and looking for ways to improve the care we provide to our patients,” says Birgit Arb, M.D., a medical oncologist with Cape Fear Cancer Specialists. “We are proud to maintain this recognition on a national level.”

“Oncology practices that are committed to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care,” said ASCO President Sandra M. Swain, M.D., FACP. “The ASCO’s quality programs are designed by leaders in the profession and give practices the ability to continuously improve the quality of care they provide.”

Cape Fear Cancer Specialists – NHRMC Physician Group1520 Physicians Drive in Wilmington 509 Olde Waterford Way in Leland 2131 South 17th Street at NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center

Providers include:

  • John W. Anagnost, M.D.
  • William McNulty, M.D.
  • Birgit A. Arb, M.D.
  • Kenneth W. Kotz, M.D.
  • Andrew Schreiber, M.D.
  • Douglas J. Testori, D.O.
  • Sandra Mostard, NP
  • About the NHRMC Physician Group:The NHRMC Physician Group is committed to providing the highest quality health care to residents of southeastern North Carolina. With more than 100 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group's doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from the shared resources of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This progressive healthcare partnership means access to some of medicine's best technologies, treatments and specialists is readily available when needed. Services provided include urology, oncology, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, psychiatry, cardiology, urgent care, pediatric surgery and a team of hospitalists serving hospitalized patients. To better serve patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina.

    About ASCO:The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer. With more than 30,000 members, ASCO is committed to improving cancer care through scientific meetings, educational programs and peer-reviewed journals. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation, which funds ground-breaking research and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of people with cancer. For ASCO information and resources, visit Patient-oriented cancer information is available at

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 5,000 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly. ###