When you refer a patient to First Dayton Cancer Care, we want to become part of your team. Our medical receptionists strive to make the referral process as easy as if we were in your office along side of you. Your staff should feel like this is a seamless process. We promise to schedule that consultation visit within 1-3 business days of your referral.
You can make a referral anyway you prefer. We recognize that every physician group has a unique work flow and we want to fit into that process. If you prefer to call over a referral while your patient is in the office, we will make that appointment right then. So your patient walks out the door knowing what is coming next. If you prefer to fax records and have us make the appointment that is good too. Simply complete the referral form and send it over with the requested records. We will contact your patient to schedule the consultation and notify you of that visit.
Sometimes your patient just can't wait. If you want them seen as soon as possible, simply call our medical receptionist and explain the situation. Most times we will have you send the patient directly to our office. We understand your concern and want to help.
We strive to see every patient within 1-3 days of your referral or when it is convenient for the patient. We also promise to start their radiation treatment process as soon as possible. We know that every cancer patient simply wants to get back to their life faster.
Radiation therapy may or may not be the most appropriate treatment for your patient. Dr. Hughes would be happy to speak with on the telephone to discuss your patient. This collaborative conversation can be the best first step to determining the best treatment path.
Primary Care physicians often tell us that they send a patient to a specialist and then lose control of their care and what specialists they see. We recommend that you refer your patient directly to us at the same time you refer them to another physician. We will collaborate with that other specialist. By referring to both at the same time, you remain in control of your patients care. We understand the importance of your staying involved with your patient. That is why we will stay in communication with you all along the way.
We want to give you the tools necessary to have a conversation with your patient about their possible radiation treatment. That is why we have designed literature that you can use when you discuss the next step with your patients. We will be happy to provide these materials to you. Referring physicians have found this very helpful; often reducing the number of phone calls to your nursing staff. Contact us today at 937-293-2273 and let us know what you need.
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