Your care is a team effort with many experts who will address various needs. Although there are different people who make up your healthcare team, it's important to remember that you are the most important member of the team. Take an active role in your care and don't be afraid to ask questions every step of the way! Feel free to share some of your tips with us, as well!
Do You Know the Members of Your HealthCare Team?
Lifeline that helps guide patient with support and education.
Ultimate decision maker in care with life expertise.
Person who cares for someone who is ill.
Doctor who coordinates cancer care with healthcare team.
Doctor who coordinates your overall care as gatekeeper.
Doctor that evaluates cells and tissues to provide diagnosis and stage of cancer.
Doctor that performs imaging tests to screen/diagnose (e.g. x-ray, MRI, ultrasound).
Doctor who performs surgical procedures.
Doctor who uses radiation therapy to shrink/eliminate tumors.
Helps you manage emotions and adaptations to life changes.
Fills prescriptions and provides education on how to take medications.
Provides coordination of care, education, and counseling to help manage your care.
Provides risk assessment, education and support to those at risk or diagnosed with inherited conditions.
Problem solvers that connect you to community resources and mental health counseling.
Develop plans to promote ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Perform services such as exams, education and prescribing medication.
Provides guidance through healthcare system helping to overcome obstacles.
Nutrition expert that helps manage eating and hydration needs.