Circle of Care

As you visit different specialists, it can be hard to recall who does what, as you coordinate your care over
time. Below we’ve provided you with a bird’s eye view of the different members of your healthcare team;
although there are many others we’ve also noted here. To keep track of names and contact information of
your own healthcare team, please click here.

Do you know your
healthcare team?

Do you know the members of your
healthcare team?

  • Patient AdvocatePatient Advocate

    Patient
    Advocate

    Lifeline that helps guide you with support and education

  • Patient

    YOU! The ultimate decision maker with life expertise

  • Care Support Partner

    Care Partner

    Person who helps care for someone who is ill

  • Medical Oncologist

    Medical Oncologist

    Doctor who coordinates cancer care with healthcare team

  • Primary Care Physician

    Primary Care Physician

    Doctor who coordinates your overall healthcare as gatekeeper

  • Pathologist

    Pathologist

    Doctor that evaluates cells and tissues to provide diagnosis and stage of cancer

  • Diagnostic Radiologist

    Diagnostic Radiologist

    Doctor who performs imaging tests to screen/ diagnose (e.g. x-ray, MRI, ultrasound)

  • Surgical Oncologist

    Surgical Oncologist

    Doctor who performs surgical procedures

  • Radiation Oncologist

    Radiation Oncologist

    Doctor who uses radiation therapy to shrink/eliminate tumors

  • Psychologist/Psychiatrist

    Psychologist/
    Psychiatrist

    Helps you manage emotions, adaptations to changes in life and mental health

  • PharmacistPharmacist

    Pharmacist

    Fills prescriptions and provides education on how to take medications

  • Nurse

    Nurse/
    Nurse Practitioner

    Provides coordination of care, education, and counseling to help manage your cancer

  • Genetic Specialist

    Genetic Specialist

    Evaluates your risk of certain conditions and provides support that can help with treatment planning

  • Social Worker

    Social Worker

    Problem solvers that help evaluate cancer's impact on life and connect you to community resources and support

  • Rehabilitation Therapist

    Fertility
    Endocrinologist

    Doctor who helps preserve ability to have children and/or helps with infertility

  • Physician Assistant

    Physician Assistant

    Performs services such as exams, education, and prescribing medication

  • Dietitian

    Dietitian/
    Nutritionist

    Nutrition expert that helps manage eating and hydration needs

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