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2021 In Review

By December 30, 2021December 28th, 2022No Comments

New Locations


Our new St. Augustine office officially opened its doors on August 30, and celebrated with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 27.


CSNF Nocatee opened on March 22, 2021 for office visits for new and existing patients. Dr. KC has enjoyed meeting patients closer to their homes.

New Faces

Tejas Karawadia, MD


Hardik Chhatrala, MD


Laura Lourdes, MD


New Technology


In 2021, the physicians of CSNF invested in a brand-new, state-of-the-art mobile PET/CT machine. Our current machine will remain parked at our St. Augustine location to service our Palm Coast and St. Augustine patients.


CSNF introduced EXPAIN to our cancer-fighting arsenal in April. This HIPPA compliant resource allows patients and their caregivers to monitor symptoms and ask questions in real time. EXPAIN became available to all offices in September.


This year, we brought our patients the convenience and ease of online check-in with Phreesia. You can confirm your appointment via text message or email, and check in online prior to your visit. You can also check in on your own device when you arrive!

New Clinical Trials


Led by Dr. Cassidy and Dr. Patel, the CSNF research committee is proud to have recently opened the PSMAddition clinical trial for mHSPC. CSNF is the 3rd site in the US to open this trial and the only one on the East Coast.

New Podcast


In May of this year, we launched our very own podcast, “Cancer Specialists’ Medical Minute, with Dr. Rick and Dr. Danny.” Every Tuesday, Dr. Rick Cassidy and Dr. Danny Kobrinski bring listeners engaging medical content and hilarious sports hot-takes.

Available wherever you listen to Podcasts.

For Our Community


Through generous donations from the friends and family of Mrs. Charline Janney, the staff of our Fleming Island office enhanced the garden outside of their treatment suite. “She was incredible, so kind and loving; strong in her faith, and a master seamstress and grandmother,” says her husband, Ray. “She saw the beauty in everything and she loved flowers, birds, and butterflies.”


In 2021, our company and supporters raised over $230,000 to benefit the Patient Assistance Foundation. 98% of all funds raised are given back to qualifying patients to assist with day-to-day living expenses, such as rent/mortgage, electric/water, gas, and grocery bills.


For the 5th year in a row, our St. Augustine office was proud to participate in the Pink Up The Pace 5k. PUTP raises money to help fund imaging services to detect breast cancer. Founded in St. Augustine by Cindy Ortiz and Amy Kaelin, PUTP services those who live in St. John’s and Putnam counties.