• Your First Appointment

    • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment with your doctor.
    • Remember that you must register through the hospital prior to checking in at the Penrose Cancer Center.
    • Often times it's helpful to bring a friend or family member for support at your first appointment.
    • You will be asked for your driver's license and insurance card. Make sure to bring them with you.
    • If you have had X-rays or scans done somewhere other than in the Penrose health care system, please inform our staff so that we may request the information be sent to our office.  There may be times when we are unable to get the reports and will ask you to bring X-rays or copies of reports with you to the appointment.
    • When you are called in for your appointment, you doctor will review your medical history, perform a physical exam and review any X-rays and lab work that pertain to your condition.
    • Your doctor will then discuss treatment options with you or may ask that you have further tests done so that he can be sure of the type and stage of the cancer you have.
    • Your appointment will last between 60-90 minutes.
    • Once it is determined that you will be receiving radiation therapy the radiation oncology staff will take care of coordinating all aspects of your care. Patients with specific disease diagnosis will be assigned a Patient Navigator who is a nurse that will provide services tailored to meet individual needs. Our patient navigators and nurses are always available to answer patient questions.
    • The physicians' professional service fees are billed through Radiation Oncology, separate from the hospital fees through Penrose-St. Francis Health Services/Centura Health.  Your insurance will be billed for the separate services and then you will receive a statement(s) if payment is required for co-pay, deductible or co-insurance. 
    • We do not accept payments in our office. Please refer to your bill(s) for payment methods.
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