Cape Fear Cancer Specialists - NHRMC Physician Group Recognized for Quality Cancer Care

December 07, 2015

WILMINGTON, NC – Cape Fear Cancer Specialists - NHRMC Physician Group has received certification in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

The QOPI program is an oncologist-led, practice-based quality assessment designed to promote excellence in cancer care by helping practices create a culture of self-examination and improvement.

Through the program, practice data is compared to more than 160 evidence-based and consensus quality measures. This marks the second time Cape Fear Cancer Specialists – NHRMC Physician Group has been certified for the three-year initiative. The first certification was given to the practice in 2013.

“Being certified again as a QOPI practice shows our dedication to continuous improvement in order to provide the high level of care our patients deserve,” says Birgit A. Arb, MD, a medical oncologist with Cape Fear Cancer Specialists. “We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to ultimately improve the care our cancer patients receive.”

The Cape Fear Cancer Specialists – NHRMC Physician Group team includes:

• John W. Anagnost, MD

• Birgit A. Arb, MD

• John Belle, MD

• Kenneth W. Kotz, MD

• William McNulty, MD

• Andrew Schreiber, MD

• Douglas J. Testori, DO

• Renata Conde, FNP-C

• 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 200 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, NHRMC Physician Group 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 cardiology, family and internal medicine, gastroenterology, an endoscopy center, maxillofacial surgery, neurology, oncology, pediatric specialties, psychiatry, pulmonology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, rheumatology, sleep services, urgent care, urology, care for hospitalized patients provided by a team of hospitalists, women’s health services and midwifery. To better serve patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina. Visit for a complete list of NHRMC Physician Group providers or call 910.667.3400 for a free directory.

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 35,000 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