A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. You don't have to face it alone...we can help.
A diagnosis of cancer brings many challenges for patients and loved ones. It is common to feel overwhelmed by the amount of new information, the number of decisions to be made concerning treatment and care, and the uncertainty about which steps to take next or where to go for assistance.
The Suburban Hospital Cancer Care's complimentary Patient Navigator service can help you and your family obtain information, knowledge, support, and guidance needed to manage a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
What is the Patient Navigator Program?
Suburban's Patient Navigator Program is designed to provide support to patients and their families. With the help of an experienced and professionally trained Oncology Nurse Navigator, patients can deal more easily with the many questions, decisions, and challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
What types of services are provided?
Who are the Patient Navigators?
Rebecca Trupp, RN, OCN, CBPN-IC. Becky works with patients diagnosed with breast and gynecologic cancers. She is certified in oncology nursing by the Oncology Nursing Society and in patient navigation for breast cancer patients by the National Consortium of Breast Centers. Becky is dedicated to advancing the role of the oncology nurse navigator and is the vice president and co-founder of the National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators (NCONN). She is passionate about providing the highest quality of care and support to cancer patients. Becky is available by phone at 301-896-6798 or by email at email@example.com.
Barbara Doherty, RN, BSN, CCM, CHC, PAHM. Although her primary focus and experience is in the field of colorectal cancer, Barbara works with ALL cancer patients. Barbara is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Health Coach, and a Professional in the Academy of Healthcare Management with more than 30 years experience in the health care arena. Barbara believes all patients deserve access to good, quality care. Utilizing her broad range of experience, she devotes her time helping patients find the services and resources they need during their course of treatment. You can reach Barbara by phone at 301-896-6782 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I meet with a Patient Navigator?
Patient Navigator services are available by phone or in person at the Suburban Outpatient Medical Center on Rockledge Drive in Bethesda. For an appointment, call 301-896-6798 or 301-896-6782.