Patients receive the latest therapy for cancer and blood disorders in a physician office close to home. Care is provided by experienced oncologists, nurse practitioners and nurses who collaborate closely with colleagues at Dana-Farber in Boston.
Recognized for quality care
Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care physician practices are QOPI®Certified Practices. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program is an acknowledgement that these practices meet certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care.
Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care physician practices have been recognized as Patient-Centered Specialty Practices by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. This recognition demonstrates that we successfully coordinate care with primary care physicians, provide timely access to care, and focus on continuous quality improvement. This recognition currently applies to practices in Lawrence, Quincy, and Weymouth.
We also offer supportive services to help patients and families throughout treatment, including:
Patient advocate program
Patient Advocates are team members who specialize in helping patients and families negotiate the complicated world of insurance coverage, cost of cancer care, disability coverage, transportation and other issues. Patient Advocates may assist with transportation costs and arrangements, securing insurance coverage for cancer care and counseling for housing or fuel costs while receiving treatment.
To speak with a Patient Advocate, ask your health care provider, a receptionist, nurse, or an Office Manager, or call 617-770-9150 or 9152.
The genetic counseling program helps patients determine if their cancer may be due to an inherited gene. The genetic counselor works with patients to explain the clinical, legal and familial implications of carrying a cancer gene.
Our team works with patients after treatment has ended to develop a personalized care plan that addresses their unique medical and psychosocial needs. This plan helps survivors and their primary care providers identify needed screening tests and manage potential long-term or late effects of treatment.