Total patient care is the goal of our entire healthcare team. The team's emphasis is on health education, emotional support, problem-solving and goal-setting with patients and their families as active participants in treatment planning.
The Oncology Team Includes:
Physicians and Mid-Level Providers
Chemotherapy- and Biotherapy-Trained Registered Nurses
Oncology nurses are on the front lines of chemotherapy delivery, providing education, side-effects management, and emotional support to patients and their families.
Ensures the correct radiation treatment is given by calibrating the machines and calculating doses.
Specializes in the operation of radiation equipment and calculations of dosing in cooperation with physicist and oncologist.
Operate the radiation therapy machine during treatments.
Provides education about cancer issues; counsel and emotional support; referrals to community resources; and support services, assistance with financial applications, medical forms, and Advance Directives.
Provides education regarding nutritional issues and helps identify diets that might maintain strength, improve tolerance to treatments and decrease adverse side effects of treatments.
On-site pharmacy staff prepares chemotherapy and treatment-related medications.
Helps access financial assistance programs for those who meet financial eligibility criteria.