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Patient Navigation Program

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Just navigating the healthcare system with different doctors, facilities, tests and decisions can be a confusing process. The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) understands these challenges, and that’s why we offer our cancer patients and providers a free service that extends care beyond the clinical level.

The Patient Navigation program at NGMC provides cancer patients with guidance and support throughout their cancer journey.

Our Patient Navigators:

  • Provide a continuous presence from diagnosis to completion of treatments
  • Coordinate tests and appointments to minimize hardships
  • Provide educational support to patients and families about their disease and what to expect
  • Facilitate communication between patients and their physicians
  • Help patients understand medical terms and treatment options
  • Address needs such as transportation and medication assistance
  • Provide emotional support and encouragement

Meet Our Patient Navigators

 

Lisa Bridges, RN, BSN, CBCN
Breast cancer

770-219-5857
Email Lisa

 

Alicia Harrison, RN
Lung, head and neck cancers

770-219-5804
Email Alicia

 

Alison Evans, RN
Digestive, gynecologic and urological cancers

770-219-6055
Email Alison

 


Meet our American Cancer Society Navigator

The American Cancer Society (ACS) also provides free navigation services, funded in part by a grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

Jennifer Roberts, our ACS navigator, works in conjunction with our NGMC navigators to connect patients with resources and assistance programs to help with some of the financial and logistical challenges that arise for patients and families dealing with cancer.

Cancer Rehabilitation

The Cancer Center and The Rehabilitation Institute of NGMC partner to provide the Cancer Rehabilitation program, where care for patients going through chemotherapy, and after, are provided with a group of multidisciplinary tained professionals who have experience treating the disease. These professionals tailor each patients care to help improve the quality of your daily life, and tackle the negative side effects of cancer treatment.

For more information about the Cancer Rehabilitation program, please call 770-219-8200 or visit nghs.com/cancer-rehabilitation.

 
 
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