Getting Started: Your First Office Visit
We understand how distressing a diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder can be. To help get you the answers you need, we collaborate with community partners so you can quickly meet with one of our specialists.
After we receive a referral from your doctor, our New Patient Coordinator will call. The coordinator will answers your questions and review the paperwork necessary for your fist visit.
Please bring your identification, insurance card and any requested documents to your first visit. If there is more paperwork to be done, we will help you complete that.
Your comfort and peace of mind are our highest priority. Please let us know if we can do anything to make you feel more comfortable during your visit.
Insurance and Financial Questions
More information regarding insurance or our financial policy is available.
Your First Treatment Visit
After the first office visit, your oncologist will recommend treatment options. He or she will work with you to customize a cancer care plan.
Prior to your first treatment, one of our physician’s assistants or nurse practitioners will meet with you to go over your treatment plan. You will receive more information about your chemotherapy plan and you will be able to talk about any concerns or questions you may have.
It’s normal to feel a bit overwhelmed during your first visit. To make your experience more comfortable, we encourage patients to bring one support person with them.
First Visit FAQs
It is normal to be nervous about your first visit. Remember, you have selected knowledgeable and skilled professionals to help you.
If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please call us at 503-561-6444. We’re here for you.
What should I bring for my first treatment?
Should I eat and take my medicine on the day of treatment?
What should I wear?
Who should I bring?
When will I lose my hair? Will it grow back?
Why are labs drawn each time I come for chemo?
Should I wear a mask or avoid public places?
Are there any vitamins or supplements I should be taking?
Can I use my cellphone?
Can I bring my laptop, tablet or other portable electronics?
How many people can I bring in the treatment room with me?
What if I get hungry during my treatment?
If I come early, can I be seen early?
If I don’t have an appointment, can I still be seen?
What if I need to cancel my appointment?