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Patients

Your Treatment Plan

We customize a treatment plan to best treat your specific cancer diagnosis. Before you start your treatment, we will sit down with you and your family member to provide an overview of the treatment and side effects. Other topics to be covered: nutrition, what to expect on your treatment day, supportive care medications and prescriptions, how your treatment will affect other aspects of your life such as work, family life and exercise.

Our Financial Coordinators will meet with you at this appointment and review your health insurance plan benefits and coverage and assess if applying for assistance would be beneficial for you. Your questions and concerns will be addressed at this appointment. The success of your treatment is relevant to understanding all of the elements in your treatment plan.

At the completion of your treatment, you will have an appointment that summarizes the treatment you received, discuss possible long-term complications that may occur and will address follow-up recommendations and survivorship issues and concerns.

Dispensing Pharmacy

Oncology Specialists of Charlotte now offers in-office dispensing pharmacy services for our patients.

For your convenience, we can dispense 20 prescription medications, including oral and injectable chemotherapy drugs as well as anti-nausea drugs, steroids, antibiotics and blood thinners.

We will file insurance claims under prescription medication insurance plans for you as well.

For more information, ask your oncologist or one of our nurse practioners.

Call us for more information.

Programs and Policies

Office Policies

Founded in 2000 by Drs. Boyd, Chapman and Taylor, our practice offers two Charlotte-area locations: 2630 E 7th St, Suite 210 in the Eastover Building III; and 7108 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 102. An experienced medical oncologist/hematologist is available after hours and on weekends to handle urgent issues. If you experience a problem requiring immediate attention during these times, please call our main number at 704-342-1900 and follow the instructions. You will be transferred to our answering service.

Survivorship Program

Once your treatment is complete, you will meet with one of our nurse practitioners to summarize your treatment and discuss your plan for life after cancer treatment.

This appointment includes your follow-up schedule for physician appointments and scans (if needed), coordination of care with other physicians, discussion of possible long-term effects of treatment, health promotion, support services, and any other questions or concerns that you may have once finishing treatment. Our goal is to provide support for every step of your journey.

Programs and Policies

Cancer Care and Support

Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.

Click for information: https://www.cancer.net/

Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center (Charlotte)

Support groups, programs, services, assistance, resources.

Click for information:  Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center

Cancer Support Group (Ballantyne area)

Meeting Place:
St. Matthew Catholic Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte NC 28277
704-543-7677

Group meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM in New Life Center bldg., Room 208.

Virtual Support for Patients and Caregivers:

A wonderful Facebook support group by a local survivor with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer that provides inspiration and encouragement for anyone going through a difficult time. This is not specific to breast cancer, but open to the public in general who is looking for hope to find joy during troubling times, “Choose to Live with Joy”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChoosetoLiveWithJoy/about

Cancer Care and Support

Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians and oncology professionals.

Click for information: https://www.cancer.net/

American Cancer Society

Support, Programs, Events, Fundraisers, Education, Patient Assistance

In-Person & Virtual Support for Patients and Caregivers with Metastatic Breast Cancer:

These meetings are twice a month on Zoom virtual platform with options to meet in person at designated locations. This is a private Facebook group, Charlotte Area MBC Support Group. You may inquire to join by clicking on the blue button “Join Group”:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlotteareambcsupportgroup

Relay For Life- American Cancer Society

Relay For Life is a team fundraising cancer walk event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.

Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues its fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.

http://www.cancer.org

CPAN (Community Patient Advocacy Network)

Patient Advocacy

CPAN (Community Oncology Alliance Patient Advocacy Network) A program division of Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a national organization dedicated to the support services of independent oncology practices CPAN was created in recognition of the vital role patients should play in advocating for access to local affordable care for all cancer patients. CPAN complements the work of COA, which has established a record of unprecedented success in mobilizing community oncology to raise awareness of the issues facing cancer care delivery and to become politically active.

https://coaadvocacy.org/about-cpan/

LiveLung Lung Cancer Groups

Where Can I attend a LiveLung Group

As of January 2018, there are four LiveLung Lung Cancer Groups: Charlotte, North Carolina, High Point, North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina, and Harrisonburg, Virginia. We are hoping to expand to other communities as patient advocates and thoracic nurse navigators come on board. Below are the contact information and meeting details. www.livelung.org

Charlotte, NC
Meets at 11:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
Fellowship Hall, Room 205
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC

Website: www.livelung.org

Multiple Myeloma Support Group for patients, their family and caregivers (South Charlotte)

If you are living with Multiple Myeloma, you need not be alone. You’ll find others whose experience can be a source of strength, hope, and inspiration. If you are a caregiver or caring friend, your needs will be addressed with programs sensitive to your particular needs. We invite you to join us and to benefit from a wealth of knowledge, comfort, friendship, and good times.

Group meets on the 1s Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meeting Place:
Carmel Presbyterian Church
2048 Carmel Road
Ligon Building
Charlotte, NC 28226

Click here for more information.

American Lung Association – Charlotte

Support Groups for Lung Cancer and Freedom From Smoking. LUNG FORCE initiative: Seminars, Fund Raiser, Events

401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110 #298
Charlotte, NC 28204

Telephone: (980) 237-6611

Email: alanc@lung.org

Request An AppointmentNew patient appointments require a physician to send a referral request on your behalf. The referring physician can be a specialist you saw who identified an oncology-related condition or your primary care physician
  • New patient: you have a medical condition that is or could be cancerous or a blood disorder
  • Transfer care: you are moving into the area and need an oncologist/hematologist, or you are currently under the care of a local oncologist/hematologist and would like to transfer care to one of our physicians
  • 2nd Opinion: you have been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder and would like to get a second opinion on the prognosis and treatment course
  • Former patient: if you have not been to the office in 3 years or more, you will need to get a referral sent in by a physician to re-establish care

Send the referral form to your physician to refer and ask them to send with the following items:

HAVE THE PHYSICIAN FAX THE REFERRAL FORM ALONG WITH THE DOCUMENTATION LISTED ABOVE TO

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