American Oncology Network & Vista Oncology Welcome Robert Bigler, MD

September 3, 2020

Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 3, 2020 – Drs. Joseph Ye, Linli Xuan and Min Kang of Vista Oncology are pleased to announce that Medical Oncologist Robert Bigler, MD has joined the community oncology practice in Olympia, Washington. An American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) practice, Vista Oncology provides comprehensive treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders at its three locations in the Puget Sound area.

VO-Robert-Bigler-MD-HeadshotDr. Bigler received his undergraduate and medical education at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and completed his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. He has over thirty years’ experience as a medical oncologist and has authored over 50 articles, abstracts and book chapters.

“Dr. Bigler brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice,” said Vista Oncology Physician Dr. Joseph Ye. “He is deeply committed to clinical research and education having spent 11 years as a professor of medicine and pathology at Hahnemann University/Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia.”

AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA added, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Bigler to Vista Oncology and the American Oncology Network. He joins us not only with outstanding credentials, he utilizes the most advanced treatments, including participation in cutting-edge clinical trials, to care for his patients throughout their cancer journey.”

“The Vista Oncology team provides exceptional medical treatment,” said AON President & COO Todd Schonherz. “Their dedication to a holistic approach to cancer survivorship means that each patient receives the highest levels of comfort, care and compassion. Dr. Bigler will make a great addition to the Washington practice and AON.”

Dr. Stephen Orman, AON Board Chairman, stated “Dr. Bigler believes in a comprehensive approach to his patients’ medical care, which exemplifies his commitment to community-based oncology. We are very pleased to welcome him to Vista and AON.”


About American Oncology Network, LLC: (
American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. Launched in 2018, the rapidly expanding AON network represents 88 physicians and 55 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 15 states. The executive management team of AON encompasses more than three decades of oncology practice management experience, enabling physicians to focus on what matters most – providing the highest quality care for patients.

The organization provides unique and comprehensive protocols for managing administrative procedures and enhancing ancillary services for its affiliates. AON is able to aggregate volume and attain economies of scale, as it guides its member physicians and practices through the transition to value-based reimbursement models that improve the patient experience and help to reduce the per-capita cost of cancer care.

AON also provides a unique model of physician led, community-based oncology management. With services such as a centralized specialty pharmacy, diagnostics, pathology, fully integrated electronic medical records, a care management team and a variety of financial assistance programs, an alliance with AON ensures that patients’ experiences will be at the very pinnacle of cancer care today.

About Vista Oncology: (
Vista Oncology offers south Puget Sound residents compassionate, experienced and innovative treatment in cancer care. We are among the regional leaders in clinical trials in the South Sound region, allowing patients access to cutting-edge treatment otherwise unavailable in the area. Vista Oncology has three office locations with infusion clinics, diagnostic and full laboratory capabilities within each practice.

For More Information, Contact:
American Oncology Network, LLC
Caroline Hewitt, Director of  Marketing
(239) 789.2341