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Your Care Team

Our collaborative team of cancer care professionals is here to guide you and your family through every step — from making appointments, screening, treatment planning, treatment, education, psychosocial support and beyond. Each team member strives to ensure that you and your family receive optimal treatment plans and all needed support services. While being treated at Suburban Hospital, you may have some of these professionals on your care team. Call 301-896-3021 for information about any of our services.

Clinical Trial Team

  • Oncology Research Nurses: In partnership with local oncologists, oncology research nurses enroll eligible patients into clinical trials, providing education and support throughout their participation

Complementary Medicine

  • Integrative Medicine Services: Staff engaged in creating an innovative program of complementary care and education for inpatients and outpatients. Offerings include approaches such as meditation, guided imagery, music, healing touch and massage

Education and Outreach

  • Education and Outreach: Staff dedicated to providing educational seminars and workshops on a variety of topics, including screening, treatment and survivorship

GCM − Suburban Imaging

  • Patient Liaison: A specially trained staff member who supports and coordinates services for women having mammograms and breast biopsies at GCM − Suburban Imaging

Genetic Counseling

  • Genetic Counseling Services: A team of professionals specially trained in genetics to counsel patients and family members who may be at high risk of developing breast, ovarian or other cancers

Infusion Services (Outpatient)

  • Nurse Care Coordinator/Navigator: The nurse care coordinator provides support and education to patients about their disease and treatment, enabling patients to more confidently make decisions and cope with their illness
  • Oncology Nurses: Experienced staff who provide education about treatment and help patients through chemotherapy or radiation
  • Receptionists: Caring and friendly staff who make appointments and help guide patients to our facility and staff with the proper paperwork in hand

Inpatient Services

  • Dietician: A licensed oncology specialist who provides one-on-one counseling on healthy eating to patients throughout cancer treatment
  • Nurse Care Coordinator/Navigator: The nurse care coordinator provides support and educates patients about their disease and treatment, enabling patients to more confidently make decisions and cope with their illness
  • Oncology Nurses: Experienced staff who provide education about treatment and help patients through chemotherapy or radiation
  • Pain Management and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner: A nurse practitioner who specializes in providing support and education in pain management and palliative care, working in collaboration with physicians and other nursing staff to help manage symptoms in patients with chronic illness or end-of-life needs

Nutrition

  • Dietitian: A licensed oncology specialist who provides one-on-one counseling on healthy eating to patients throughout cancer treatment

Radiation Oncology

  • Dietitian: A licensed oncology specialist who provides one-on-one counseling on healthy eating to patients throughout cancer treatment
  • Dosimetrist: Specially trained and licensed staff who works closely with the radiation oncologist and physicist to plan radiation treatment and calculate radiation doses
  • Nurse Care Coordinator/Navigator: The nurse care coordinator provides support and educates patients about their disease and its treatment, enabling patients to more confidently make decisions and cope with their illness
  • Oncology Nurses: Experienced staff who provide education about treatment and help patients through chemotherapy or radiation
  • Physicist: On-site, certified professional who oversees the radiation planning process and assures quality control
  • Radiation Oncologists: Physicians who meet with patients to discuss and implement radiation treatment options, as well as direct other staff in the treatment plan
  • Radiation Therapists: Specially trained, board-certified and state-licensed staff who patients see daily; they position the patient and deliver their daily radiation treatment under the direction of the radiation oncologist
  • Receptionists: Caring and friendly staff who make appointments and help guide patients to our facility and staff with the proper paperwork in hand

Social Work

  • Clinical Oncology Social Workers: Provide counseling and resources and facilitate support groups and psychoeducational programs for cancer patients and their families

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