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What to Expect

Your First Visit

Just like a regular doctor visit, please bring your insurance card, identification and any relevant medical records with you. During registration, you may be asked to fill out some additional information to help us compile your medical record. If you are transferring from another physician or facility, you may be asked to obtain your previous medical records or complete an authorization form.

Depending on your diagnosis, you may meet with the following members of our care team:

  • Medical Oncologist: A physician who specializes in the treatment of cancer and manages your care and symptoms. Medical oncologists also advise on clinical trials and symptom management through palliative care.
  • Surgical Oncologist: A surgeon who specializes in the surgical removal of cancer tumors and also may manage your treatment plan. Our surgical oncologists are fellowship-trained and sub-specialize in a particular disease type (example: breast surgeons and thoracic (lung) surgeons).
  • Radiation Oncologist: A physician who specializes in radiation therapy, a key tool in treating many types of cancer. Radiation oncologists work with physicists and dosimetrists to deliver precise amounts of radiation to target cancer cells.

Our physicians work hand-in-hand with multiple members of our Cancer Center team, including:

  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Navigators
  • Cancer Counselors
  • Infusion Nurses and Staff
  • Radiation Therapists and Techs
  • Dietitians
  • … and many more.

Everyone’s goal is the same: taking care of you.