We accept self-referred patients though generally most patients are referred by their attending physician. We have 5 locations to better serve you – close to family, friends and home.
Scheduling your Initial Appointment
We know how stressful the initial diagnosis can be, and we strive to keep waiting time for an appointment to a minimum. All new patients are offered an appointment by our New Patient Representative within 1 to 4 days of initial contact. Once we schedule your appointment, the New Patient Representative will request your medical records. We do this so we have the most recent information and test results regarding your diagnosis, previous evaluation, management, and future care needs. The New Patient Representative will work with you before your first appointment to verify you have the insurance coverage you need. For more information, visit the Insurance and Billing section.
Please bring the following information and completed paperwork with you to your first visit:
(To expedite your first office visit you can download your new patient forms here.)
Your First Visit
Please arrive 30 minutes before to your scheduled time so the registrar can obtain any additional information needed for your appointment. We are happy to help you complete any necessary forms.
Initial office visits usually take longer than follow-up visits. During this time, the physician will ask you questions about your present and past medical history, including any previous surgery and your family history, and perform a physical examination. The remainder of the visit is spent with the physician and care team discussing your diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options. Typically, you will have lab testing done in our facility on this visit. Please feel free to ask questions at any time.
Following this discussion, the physician and staff coordinate an individual care plan. Follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed according to your care plan. If your care plan includes chemotherapy, you will be scheduled for a Plan of Care teaching appointment.
Coastal Cancer Center utilizes an EMR (Electronic Medical Record). This additional convenience for our patients allows you to be seen at multiple locations for provider assessment and follow-up, lab work, chemotherapy treatment and diagnostic imaging while your entire medical record is available at every site. This eliminates any additional pre-registration delays for services such as diagnostic imaging.