Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Our Multi-Disciplinary Approach

A multi-disciplinary team that can include your primary care physician, medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, nurse navigators and other related specialists, takes a prospective view of your case prior to recommending treatment options. They will work closely with your referring or primary care physician so you are well informed about your course of treatment and any future interventions that may be needed, such as chemotherapy. Other members of the team can include research nurses to help determine if you are eligible for a clinical trial, a social worker and/or palliative care nurse to assess your family and personal needs, and a board-certified genetic counselor to determine if a consult is needed.

Imagine being told you have cancer. Imagine the fear, worry and confusion about what lies ahead. Imagine trying to figure out multiple physician appointments and how you'll manage travel to and from treatments, while trying to maintain some level of routine for your family.

Now imagine a sense of calm as a team gathers around you. It's a team that makes you the focus of their efforts. It's a team that provides care that is trusted, convenient, and comprehensive. It's a team that guides you, cares for you, nurtures you, and heals you. It's a team that builds hope for you, and with you, every step of the way.

This is the team that has professional and personal roots in the community, and knows what’s important to patients. It’s the team that offers a home-team advantage that is second to none, and is taking cancer care to a whole new level in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

At Meridian, in order to optimize your treatment plan and scheduling needs, you may have the opportunity to see all of your cancer specialists during the same visit. Our nurse navigators will be by your side every step of the way to provide you with support and guidance.

 

Wellness Resources

    • Cancer Health Library

      Cancer Health Library

      With information on everything from nutrition to genetics, a wealth of information awaits patients, survivors and their families here.

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    • Take a Vacation from Cancer

      Take a Vacation from Cancer

      From time to time, you may benefit from taking a respite from your cancer diagnosis, even if you can't leave your illness completely behind.

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    • Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

      Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

      What effect does diet have on your risk for cancer? Find out by taking this quiz, based in part on information from the American Cancer Society.

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      CyberKnife Center

      The precision of the CyberKnife treatments reduce patients' radiation therapy sessions from as many as 40 to 5 or less.

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      Diagnostic Imaging

      Our imaging procedures use advanced imaging technology subject to stringent regulatory standards.

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    • Surgery

      Surgery

      Meridian Health’s surgical teams of anesthesiologists, registered nurses and board certified, fellowship-trained surgeons work in state-of-the-art operating rooms.

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