A clinical patient navigator is an oncology nurse or social worker who specializes in working with patients diagnosed with cancer. The clinical patient navigator is here to make sure you and your family have all the information you need to make the most informed and timely decision about your treatment plan.
At MMC, we also have a patient navigator who helps patients find and access community resources. She is an American Cancer Society (ACS) patient navigator trained in a special ACS program. The patient navigator helps patients with non-clinical issues including language and cultural barriers; transportation; lack of financial resources; insurance difficulties; and access to support groups, home health, respite care, or hospice. For more information or to make a referral to the ACS patient navigator at MMC, call (207) 396-8335.
- Ease your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
- Explain the different treatment options for your cancer based on nationally and locally endorsed treatment guidelines.
- Discuss any clinical trials which may be available to you.
- Schedule consultations for you and your family with appropriate specialists as needed.
- Provide information and literature relative to your specific diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
This service is offered at no cost to you and your family.
The Clinical Patient Navigator is accessible by telephone or one-on-one consultation. Please call 1-844-504-9680 for more information.
Cancer Institute Clinical Patient Navigators:
Lower Gastrointestinal Clinical Patient Navigator
Leslie Foreman, R.N., BSN, OCN
Phone: (207) 396-8055
Gynecologic Clinical Patient Navigator
Michelle Freers, R.N., BSN, OCN
Phone: (207) 396-8767
Brain Tumor Clinical Patient Navigator
Sarah Vreeland, R.N., M.S.
Phone: (207) 662-1112
Thoracic Clinical Patient Navigator
Stephanie Carpenito, R.N., BSN, OCN
Phone: (207) 396-8361
Genitourinary Nurse Navigator
Tracy Robbins, R.N., M.S., OCN, CCRP
Phone: (207) 396-8439
Breast Clinical Patient Navigator
Cynthia Stevens, R.N., BSN, OCN
Phone: (207) 396-7891
Upper Gastrointestinal Clinical Patient Navigator
Gina Z. Blaszyk, R.N., BSN, OCN, CHPN
Phone: (207) 662-1951
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