In an Interdisciplinary Clinic, experts in diagnosing and treating specific types of cancers-radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, and, if needed, geneticists-come together with specially trained nurses, care managers, dietitians, and scheduling coordinators to provide personalized, complete cancer care, all through one point of contact, at one location.
At times, individual visits with several providers may be coordinated on a single day, eliminating needlessly long delays between appointments. This also allows patients to meet with many specialists, and together design the best possible treatment plan. Once a plan is developed, patients often can receive part of their treatment close to home with one of our regional partners.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every patient:
- Sees the right medical staff in the right order
- Gets the necessary tests with timely and accurate results
- Understands the diagnosis and the best treatment options
- Has complete support throughout the process