Medical Oncologists are internal medicine physicians who have special training and focus on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. They have extensive knowledge of the varying signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the different methods of treatment. A medical oncologist influences every aspect of a patient’s oncology care and works closely with the patient, their family and care team.
The physicians of Nebraska Cancer Specialists are some of the most experienced and highly qualified in the area. At NCS, not only will patients have a medical oncologist, they will have an entire dedicated team to support them, and have access to, throughout their course of treatment. We have received the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) certifications consistent with the highest standards of care.
A medical oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This physician has extensive knowledge of the varying signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the different methods of treatment. The medical oncologist influences every aspect of your care and works closely with you, your family and your care team.
Our team of compassionate Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) work closely with our oncologists. Both NPs and PAs have advanced training in diagnosing and treating patients and can administer exams, order tests, interpret diagnostics and write prescriptions.
Your oncology nurse case manager works closely with your medical oncologist and is your first point of contact between visits. They can help you with any symptoms you are having or any other questions or concerns. You are encouraged to reach out to them by calling the clinic. A patient care coordinator will take your information and notify your nurse case manager immediately of your call.
Your medical assistant will meet you after check-in and obtain your vital signs and weight. This will happen at every visit. Your medication list will also be reviewed at each visit. It is very important we are aware of the medications you are taking to avoid interference with your treatment regimen.
Each medical oncology care team is rounded out with a dedicated patient care coordinator. Your your patient care coordinator will scheduler all of your appointments, including additional tests, scans or referrals.