Your Care Team
Meet Your Care Team
- Your urologist leads your care team, providing a diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as well as performing surgery if needed, and overseeing your recovery and post-surgical care.
- Nurse Coordinator
- Your nurse coordinator is your advocate and care manager throughout your care. Studies show that using nurse coordinators can reduce the length of hospital stays and enhance patient outcomes.
- Practice Nurses
- Practice nurses provide the day-to-day care during your clinical appointments or hospital stay. They administer medications, track your vital signs, review general test results, respond to your specific needs, and report to other members of your team. They are available around the clock to answer questions and to help you through your care.
- Intake Specialist
- Your intake specialist helps to ensure you are ready in advance of your appointment, and have all forms and records completed and sent in advance. Intake specialists are experts at understanding the patient appointment and transfer process.
- Medical Oncologist
- If faced with a diagnosis of cancer, your medical oncologist and radiation oncologist create a personalized plan to treat cancer through nonsurgical methods, including drug and hormone treatments and radiation therapy. Many of our medical and radiation oncologists lead clinical research studies exploring advanced, targeted, and novel treatments. If surgery is not an appropriate treatment, a medical oncologist will be your primary physician, in close collaboration with your urologist and radiation oncologist.
- Research Nurse
- A research nurse oversees participation in clinical trials, along with the principal investigator (PI) or lead physician for the study. They are responsible for ensuring compliance and patient care through a clinical trial. For patients participating in a clinical trial, your research nurse and physician make certain your care follows the study's standards and that those standards are consistent with your needs as a patient.
- Pharmacists work with the rest of your care team to make sure you are given the proper medicine, at the proper dosage, without adverse effects. Pharmacists are always available to answer any questions you might have about your medications and their interactions with other medicines you might take.
- Social Worker
- A social worker is there for you for both emotional support and practical advice in getting through an emotionally charged and difficult period for you and your loved ones. When pediatric patients, a social worker will also work with the child's school to ensure that he or she gets the support they need to function well upon their return to the classroom.
- Patient Relations Staff
- Patient relations staff are here to help you and your family members with questions, concerns, or any unmet needs. Whether arranging transportation or tracking down a spare toothbrush, it is their job to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible.