Please call your physician’s office before coming in for your appointment if you have symptoms of a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing; traveled to Europe or China or other areas impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the past 14 days; been in close contact with someone who has traveled outside the U.S. to one of the impacted countries; or may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Effective Monday May 18th all VCS sites will be conducting temperature checks for all patients and visitors at entrances. For your safety, you will be asked to use a mask, if you do not have one, a mask will be provided. If a person presents with a temperature, you will be asked to return home and further instructions will be given by your health care team. For our patients protection, no visitors under 18 will be allowed in the offices, there is a limit one (1) visitor per patient if necessary. No visitors are allowed in the chemo infusion room. Our new office hours are: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, if you have an appointment scheduled for after hours, our office will be contacting you directly to reschedule. FOR THE LATEST UP TO DATE INFORMATION, ALERTS AND CANCELLATIONS PLEASE CLICK HERE

April 16, 2019 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

Virginia Cancer Specialists Practice Blog

April 11, 2019
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Virginia Cancer Specialists recognizes the importance of talking with patients and families about their goals of care. Completing advance directives is an important task in ensuring that those that you love and trust are aware of your treatment preferences, should you be unable to make those decisions.  Having a conversation about your goals of care and documenting this will guide your appointed decision maker in helping you receive that care that you need/prefer. The VCS social worker is available to begin the conversation about advance directives and how to complete necessary forms. We can address issues such as how to choose a health care agent, how to talk to your doctor, and how to discuss this with family/friends. Feel free to schedule an appointment with Tracy Tierney, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker.

For more information on National Healthcare Decisions Day: www.nhdd.org

What is an Advance Directive?

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