Your Sarcoma Clinic Care Team - James Cancer Hospital

Your Sarcoma Clinic Care Team - James Cancer Hospital

 

There are many people who are part of your Sarcoma Clinic care team. Each member of your care team is important and they work together to give you the best care. It is important for you to talk with your care team about any questions or concerns you may have about your health.

The James Cancer Hospital is a teaching hospital. Your health care team may include staff that is in training. Use this handout to write down the names and phone numbers of your care team.

Medical Oncology

Health Care Team Members

What They Do

Name and Number

Attending Physician (Medical Oncologist)

A doctor who directs your treatment and coordinates your care with other doctors and team members.

                                  

Fellow

A doctor who is training to become a specialist.

 

Resident or Intern

A doctor who is taking more medical training.

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A nurse with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine.

 

Physician  Assistant (PA)

A PA is a special assistant with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine.

 

Primary Nurse (RN)

This is your main nurse who will plan, coordinate and direct your nursing care.

 

Social Worker

The social worker can help you and your family with concerns such as your care after your hospital stay, coping or finding resources to meet your needs.

 

Patient Care Associate (PCA)

This nurse plans and directs  your nursing care.

 

Registered  Dietitian

A dietitian and diet tech provide education about nutrition, and food choices.

 

Clinical  Research Coordinator

Monitors research studies.

 

Palliative Care Team

Works with your doctor to help manage your pain and symptoms.

 

Pharmacist or Pharmacy Tech

Prepares medicines for you and provides medicine education.

 

       Surgical Oncology

Health Care Team MembersWhat They DoName and Number

Attending Physician (Surgeon)

A doctor who directs your treatment and coordinates your care with other doctors and team members.

 

Fellow

A doctor who is training to become a specialist.

 

Resident or Intern

A doctor who is taking more medical training.

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A nurse with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine.

 

Physician Assistant (PA)

A PA is a special assistant with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine.

 

Primary Nurse (RN)

This is your main nurse who will plan, coordinate and direct your nursing care.

 

Social Worker

The social worker can help you and your family with concerns such as your care after your hospital stay, coping or finding resources to meet your needs.

 

Patient Care Associate (PCA)

A PCA helps the nurse take care of you.

 

Radiation Oncology

Health Care Team MembersWhat They DoName and Number

Attending Physician (Radiation Oncologist)

A doctor who directs your treatment and coordinates your care with other doctors and team members.

 

Fellow

A doctor who is training to become a specialist.

 

Resident or Intern

A doctor who is taking more medical training.

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A nurse with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine.

 

Physician Assistant (PA)

A PA is a special assistant with advanced training who may do procedures and prescribe medicine.

 

Primary Nurse (RN)

This is your main nurse who will plan, coordinate and direct your nursing care.

 

Radiation Therapist

A therapist who will give your radiation treatment each day.

 

 

 

© November 20, 2020.  The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

This handout is for informational purposes only. Talk with your doctor or health care team if you have any questions about your care.

For more health information, call the Patient and Family Resource Center at 614-366-0602 or visit cancer.osu.edu/PFRC