Cancer Care

Riverside Cancer Specialists of Tidewater & Infusion Center

Riverside Cancer Specialists of Tidewater & Infusion Center

At Riverside Cancer Specialists of Tidewater & Infusion Center you will receive highly personalized care close to home for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy and other targeted therapies.

High-quality care is individualized to what is most effective for your cancer- and always delivered compassionately by an attentive and skilled team of cancer experts. Patients and their loved ones are supported in their cancer journey throughout diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

With convenient locations for cancer care treatment in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, many of our patients come to us from local community providers outside of Riverside Health System for their medical oncology, hematology and infusion treatments. We work collaboratively with all providers so that your care is coordinated and seamless.

Services available at Riverside Cancer Specialists of Tidewater & Infusion Center

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Infusion Center
  • On Site Specialty Pharmacy (offered at the Chesapeake location)

Three Convenient Locations, Close to Home 

CST Locations

Riverside Cancer Specialist of Tidewater and Infusion Center Chesapeake
110 Wimbledon Square, E-1, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Riverside Cancer Specialist of Tidewater and Infusion Center Suffolk
5839 Harbour View Boulevard, 100-A, Suffolk, VA 23435

Riverside Cancer Specialist of Tidewater and Infusion Center Virginia Beach
1200 First Colonial Road, Suite 204-A, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Meet our Team 

Our cancer care specialists include physicians who are fellowship trained and board-certified in medical oncology and hematology. This highly skilled team works collaboratively with certified nurse practitioners, oncology-certified registered nurses, an oncology dietician, massage therapist, social worker and a supportive front office team. Together they provide each patient personalized and supportive care.

Amy Skorupa, M.D

Dr. Skorupa chose her medical specialties because of the close relationships she is able to develop with patients due to the frequency of care needed. With honesty as one of her most prominent core values, she is committed to giving her patients the care and concern they deserve.

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Aisha Zaidi, M.D.

Dr. Zaidi believes in providing individualized care. She has been published in nationally recognized medical journals and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

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Lauren Salmon, D.O.

Dr. Salmon finds the field equally as challenging as it is rewarding. She utilizes a holistic approach to treat not only the disease, but also the patient as a whole. With special interests in breast and gastrointestinal cancers, she strives to incorporate symptom management, mental well-being and spiritual support into the treatment plan for every patient.

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Michail Alevizakos, MD

Dr. Alevizakos treats his patients and their loved ones in the manner he would want his own family treated, and he takes the time to make sure patients understand their disease and plan of care. 

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Masab_Muhammad MD

Dr. Masab dedicates his work to continually improving patient care. He is a researcher, author and co-author on several studies related to cancer, cancer treatment and symptom management for patients with cancer.

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Elyse Buttery, NP

Elyse has cared for patients in the region for more than eight years. Before joining Riverside, she treated spine surgery patients as a family nurse practitioner. As an RN, she also specialized in caring for patients before, during and after surgeries, including in the ICU.

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Zia Khould, NP

Zia professional and personal experience with cancer inspired her to specialize in oncology as a Nurse Practitioner. Having had the privilege of caring for patients with cancer throughout a decade of nursing experience.

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Erin Marler, NP

Erin chose oncology because the specialty has always been close to her heart. She has a passion for providing care to those affected by cancer and her philosophy is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care utilizing evidence-based practices.

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Cathy Williams, NP

Cathy has 13 years of experience within Riverside Health System, progressing from registered nurse to charge nurse and nursing supervisor. Highly skilled in cardiac care and PICC procedures, she holds certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

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Our Commitment to Providing Safe, High-quality Cancer Care

Riverside Cancer Specialists of Tidewater & Infusion Center is part of the Riverside Cancer Care Network. One way you see our commitment to providing patients safe high-quality cancer care is in the accreditations we have obtained.

CoC/ American College  

Choosing Riverside Cancer Care Network means you have selected an Integrated Cancer Network Program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Developed as a consortium of professional organizations, the CoC is dedicated to improving cancer patients’ outcomes and quality of life through protocol standards, prevention measures, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality of care.

In addition to receiving the highest standards of quality cancer care, when you choose Riverside, you choose local care from a care team you know as neighbors and community members. We are here because of you and care for you and your family as we would care for our own loved ones. We are passionate about your care with a personalized approach.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Riverside Pharmacy Chesapeake is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of national standards. This accreditation is indicative of the highest quality of care.

Our specialty pharmacies have also earned Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) accreditation for specialty Pharmacies. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure and risk management. By achieving this status, Pavilion Pharmacy and Riverside Pharmacy Chesapeake demonstrate commitment to quality care, enhanced processes, patient safety and improved outcomes.

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification  

The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program provides a three-year certification recognizing high-quality care for outpatient hematology-oncology practices within the United States. Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certified Practices can routinely evaluate practice performance against quality measures and standards established by experts in the oncology field. The certification process creates a culture of excellence and self-examination that helps practices deliver the best care to their patients. By becoming QOPI Certified, a practice demonstrates its commitment to quality to patients, payors and the medical community.

Being certified in QOPI has elevated our practice to the highest possible level of quality care while continuously self-evaluating performance to ensure we are practicing best practices related to chemotherapy.

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