Cancer Survivorship Programs
This meeting is the first Wednesday of every
month from 1:00-2:00pm at the 3rd floor Hospitality Room. The
diagnosis and treatment of cancer can be a shock to patients and caregivers. This class is
designed to provide information to help patients navigate through this complex
medical system, manage health information, and communicate effectively with
staff. All patients and caregivers will
be provided a Free Lunch, as well as a Free Livestrong Guidebook designed to
help patients throughout all stages of survivorship. The information provided
will help patients and caregivers be active participants in their treatment
planning. Call Aimee Tolbert at (336)
716-1693 for questions/register. firstname.lastname@example.org
Survival – Moving Beyond Treatment
This is scheduled quarterly. A
four-week workshop that helps cancer survivors & family understand and
navigate both active treatment and post-treatment life where a “new normal” is
often established. Free Lunch and
planning materials provided. Call Aimee
Tolbert at 336-716-1693 for questions/register.
Coffee & Conversation for Caregivers
Join us every Thursday from 1:30-3:00pm in
the 6th floor Family Serenity Room in the Comprehensive Cancer
Center. This time provides caregivers an
opportunity to connect with others who are caring for a loved one with
cancer. Caregivers can share their
stories and provide support to one another, as well as gain skills, tools, and
knowledge that may help you to take better care of yourself during this difficult time.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided, as well as a weekly drawing
for a $25 gas card.
Supportive Services at WFBH
Conducts risk assessment for hereditary
cancer syndromes and guides individuals and families through their genetic
testing options and results. Contact
genetic counselor, Anna Villa, at (336) 713-6978 for more information.
Nutrition Counseling &
Wendy Watson, RD, LDN is located on the 3rd
floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Wendy is available to help manage treatment
related nutrition side effects such as weight loss, nausea, sore or dry mouth,
constipation or diarrhea, taste changes and difficulty swallowing. Feel free to call before symptoms become a
problem as they can often be minimized with some dietary changes. Please call for an appointment or ask your
doctor for a referral. Contact
information: (336) 713-6919 or email: email@example.com.
Supportive Care Outpatient Oncology clinic
Dr. Jennifer Gabbard and Kelsey Smith, NP
located on the 3rd floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center can help assist in managing
any uncontrolled symptom you may have in general or related to side effects:
such as pain, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, anxiety,
depression, neuropathy (nerve pain), etc. which can interfere with everyday
functioning. They can also address emotional issues, such as the stress of
having a serious illness and loss of identity. The goal of the clinic is to
provide a safe haven for patients and their families and to improve overall
quality of life and function. Call (336) 716-JOIN (5646) for general
information or to set up an appointment.
The Supportive Care team is also available if you are admitted to the
hospital upon request.
Chaplains are available for individual
consultation, prayer and the planning of advance directives. Additionally, Chaplains can provide Bibles and
other sacred texts and religious sacraments. Sunday worship services are held in the Davis
Memorial Chapel at 12:30 p.m. and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. The Davis Chapel is located adjacent to
Watlington Hall on Hawthorne Road. Contact information: (336) 716-4745.
of Love (Advance Directive Education)
In an informal setting, one of our chaplains
can lead discussions about how our individual values shape our goals for
medical care during times of illness and how advance care planning can assist
in insuring that these goals are honored during moments of serious illness. Through proactive conversations with our loved
ones, we can provide them with a gift of love through knowing our goals of
care. To set up an appointment, contact
Faith & Health Ministries at (336) 716-4745.
WFBH Financial Assistance Counselors
provide financial relief for patients/families who do not have the resources to
pay for their health care services. They
will help establish payment plans and pursue financial assistance from Medicaid
and/or State Agency programs. Contact
Cinda Koonz at (336) 716-6794. Her
office is located in the Radiation Oncology Department, 1st Floor of
the Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Limited financial assistance is
available for patients through the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), several
independent organizations (e.g., Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cancer
Financial Assistance Coalition, Chronic Disease Fund), and through the Cancer Patient
Support Program here at Wake Forest Baptist health.
Ada White, with Cancer Services, Inc.,
assists patients and families in addressing the financial and social challenges
that people with cancer often encounter. (336) 713-6984 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancer
Services, Inc. (336) 760-9983 or Toll Free in NC 1-800-228-7421
Physical (PT) and Occupational (OT) Therapy
PT rehabilitates gross motor skills, and OT
improves specific movements and tasks. A
physical or occupational therapist can also assist with lymphedema management,
which helps reduce enlargement, fullness and achiness following breast cancer
surgery. For an outpatient appointment,
please call (336) 716-8400.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
department is now offering a new service designed to help cancer patients
achieve optimal quality of life. If you
have experience any of the following problems consider utilizing the cancer
rehabilitation services: difficulty walking, memory problems, fatigue,
pain, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, depression, weakness, stiffness,
speech/swallowing problems, and difficulty taking care of your personal care
needs. Call 716-1585 to schedule an
appointment with Dr. Adrienne Hill.
Sally Benfield is located on the 3rd
floor of the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sally can assist with finding financial
resources, coping with illness, caregiver stress, working with the medical team
to set up and coordinate home care, ordering medical equipment, as well as
general information and referral. You
can reach Sally by phone at (336) 713-5419, by email at email@example.com, or you can
stop by her office anytime.
Navigator (Se habla Español)
Maria Combs is the Hispanic Patient Navigator for the Comprehensive
Cancer Center. Maria provides assistance
to patients, families and caregivers, in conjunction with the healthcare
professionals, in understanding their diagnosis, treatment options, and the
resources available, including educating patients about clinical research. You can contact Maria by phone at
(336)716-5571 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navegadora/Orientadora de Pacientes Hispanos
María Alejandra Combs es la Navegadora de Pacientes
Hispanos del Centro de Cáncer. María provee asistencia a pacientes, a sus
familiares y cuidadores, en conjunto con los profesionales de salud, para
ayudarles a entender sus diagnósticos, sus opciones de tratamiento y los
recursos disponibles. Asimismo, educa pacientes acerca de investigaciones
clínicas disponibles. Puede comunicarse
con María por teléfono al (336)716-5571 ó por correo electrónico en email@example.com.
Carrie Galloway is the patient navigator for
breast cancer patients and their families/caregivers. She offers emotional support during medical
appointments and by phone, helps address patient/family questions and concerns,
and provides resources for needs such as transportation, financial struggles,
coping difficulties, and self-care. You can reach Carrie at (336) 713-3209
Robin M. Petro, BSN, CCRN, OCN is the
Precision Oncology Navigator. She
facilitates genomic testing to identify targeted therapy options for patients
with cancers that are not responding favorably to standard of care treatments. She also provides care coordination,
psychosocial support to patients/families, side effect management, and aligning
community resources with the needs of the patient and family. Robin can be contacted at (336) 713-4788 or firstname.lastname@example.org .