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Patient Navigation & Social Services

Our patient navigator ensures each cancer patient receives continuity of care from the first appointment with their oncologist. As a registered nurse, our patient navigator is a patient’s personal cancer care coach, assisting each patient through treatment, recovery and survivorship. Areas of assistance include:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Arranging transportation
  • Educating the patient on his or her disease and treatment plan
  • Translating medical terminology
  • Obtaining referrals to support groups and other community resources
  • Finding financial assistance for expensive chemotherapy drugs
  • Coordinating care among medical providers

The patient navigator helps remove barriers to cancer treatment for our patients so that they are able to keep their appointments, follow their treatment regimens and receive the support they need. The patient navigator and social workers are available to assist patients and their families as needed while navigating through their journey to recovery.

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