Lung Cancer Center
Patient-Centered Care Offered in New, Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Center
The cornerstone of cancer care at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is multidisciplinary medicine. Physicians of different specialties work as a team to provide the best, individualized care for patients.
To coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness month, the thoracic oncology team at the Cancer Institute begins a multidisciplinary center for lung cancer patients in November.
The Lung Cancer Center will be held on the same day each week. Patients will schedule one appointment, and meet with members of the team together in one room. Each specialist will have the opportunity to examine the patient and review past medical records and X-rays. Together, the team will create an individualized treatment plan for each patient, taking into account other health conditions and patient preferences.
The goal of the Lung Cancer Center is to create a patient-centered experience, where care can be delivered in an efficient and immediate fashion. The entire team will make decisions that same day, so numerous appointments and communications between care providers can be eliminated, and definitive lung cancer treatment can begin immediately.
|Our Team: Seated L to R: Mark S. Soberman, MD, Keith D. Mortman, MD, Irina G. Veytsman, MD, Cindy Clark, RD, Aloha Taylor, RN. Standing L to R: Heather Kapp, Dir, Patient & Community Services, Larry White, MD, Gene Colice, MD, Kevin Dubree, PA, Thomas Godwin, MD|
Patients will see the following specialists (participants vary based on the needs of the patient):
- Thoracic surgeons
- Medical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- Lung pathologists
- Physical therapists
- Clinical care coordinator
- Social Worker
The benefits of a multidisciplinary center
- The Lung Cancer Center is critical in establishing an enduring relationship with all of the medical staff on your team.
- By holding all of the meetings in one day, you will be confident that you are fully aware of all the treatment options, and understand the recommended plan.
- We encourage our patients to bring a friend or loved one with them to the Lung Cancer Center, so they have familiar support throughout the day.
Please download and complete the following form according to your doctor’s instructions:
- New Patient History Form and Hyperhidrosis Questionnaire [PDF]
- You can also read about What to Expect at the Lung Cancer/Thoracic Surgery Center. [PDF]
For more information, please contact:
Washington Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Center
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