In addition to your Radiation Oncologist, AOS clinics may also utilize a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner to provide some routine care and follow-up evaluations. He/she works under the supervision of the radiation oncologist and may assist you during your course of treatment.
A Radiation Oncology Nurse or Medical Assistant will also meet with you on your first visit and be involved in your day-to-day care while you are receiving radiation therapy. The nursing staff will work with the physician to monitor you as you go through treatment and will help assist with any side effects you may experience.
Radiation Therapists are trained and licensed to deliver your radiation treatments. They will see you each time you come to the clinic and assist you in getting into the treatment position. They will then administer your daily radiation treatment according to the doctor’s prescription and plan.
The Radiation Physicist and Dosimetrist work closely with your Radiation Oncologist to develop a treatment plan that is customized for you. They are also responsible for conducting safety tests on the equipment to ensure it is working properly.
The Receptionist and Financial Counselor will see you frequently and help you with appointment scheduling, payment concerns, insurance questions and medical records requests.
Support Groups, Transportation and Financial Assistance, Nutritional Information, Medical Appliances, Physical Therapy, Cancer Resources and other services are available and can be discussed upon your request.