Patient-focused Multi-disciplinary Team Approach
All members of our care teams at the Georgia Cancer Center understand the importance of clear communications and make sure the information about treatment options and the coordination of the care you receive is never confusing. We have treatment teams, with the support of an entire academic medical center system – all here to help you or your loved one through every step and every phase of care.
Patients are able to schedule appointments with a variety of specialists, from surgeons to oncologists to therapists in a single day because at the Cancer Center, treatment is a team endeavor. Our cancer specialists provide an ongoing plan that is modified, based on how your body and unique cancer responds to treatments.
Patient Navigators Guide Patient Experience
Our specially trained Nurse Navigators provide expert care for specific types of cancer, but are also compassionate advocates that bring each patient’s concerns about care to the cancer care team. When referring physicians need to refer a patient or patients have a question about their care, the Nurse Navigators are your first and primary point of contact. Our skilled team members help reduce the burden of cancer by helping patients get to the right point in care for:
- Second opinions
- Physician referrals
- Expert diagnosis
- Support services
With such focused experience and expertise by type of cancer, our Nurse Navigators are part of the multi-disciplinary support across the entire system of care at Augusta University – always with a patient and family centered focus.
Seamless Coordination of Care
Through Nurse Navigators and Patient Educators, our team strives to improve patient experiences through patient education and a patient-centered approach to care – providing information that is helpful for your unique needs. Many of our services are also centralized in The Georgia Cancer Center building, such as bloodwork or pharmacy services, for a seamless coordination of care.
Learn More about Accessing Patient Information
If you or a loved one has questions about care or need more information about access to additional services, such as supportive care, please contact the Nurse Navigator specialist by type of cancer.