Easy for you and your patient
A single phone number and care coordinator serve as the main program contact and case management resource for patients and physicians. The program coordinator takes physician referrals, coordinates with primary care physicians, triages patients for appropriate care, and coordinates the multidisciplinary cutaneous cancer team. A key goal of the program is to schedule patients for appropriate specialty consultation within one week following initial referral. For referrals, call 317-621-2577.
Access to expertise
For referring physicians, Community's Cutaneous Cancer program offers a one-stop access point to a multidisciplinary team of specialists. Referring physician preferences for patient follow-up, testing and diagnostic services are respected.
A range of advanced, state-of-the art treatments
The Cutaneous Cancer program focuses on providing the appropriate patient care as a result of specific referral needs. Such needs may involve surgical or dermatological care, or the patient may need more comprehensive care management for complex cases. The program identifies specialty resources—not just within the Community cancer care network, but also throughout Indiana—that may have a particular expertise for a given disease and diagnosis. Advanced care is available for patients that require surgical management, such as reconstruction.
Getting patients back to what’s important to them as quickly as possible
All resources and specialty care recommendations are discussed and coordinated with the referring physician, as desired. To the extent possible, required treatment and therapies are provided on a patient's first visit. Interim and continuing care are provided as necessary. As much care as possible is provided in the patient's home community.
In addition to traditional means of communication and care coordination, the Cutaneous Cancer program utilizes e-mail communication and telemedicine applications when appropriate. The program strives for timely communication and follow-up.
- Superior patient outcomes
- Superior patient management and coordination
- More effective multidisciplinary care and team approach
- More efficient care, with a focus on patient and referral source convenience
- Patient and referring physician communication that exceeds expectations
- Utilization and coordination of local, home community health care services as available