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Medical Oncology/Hematology  |  Staff

SwedishAmerican's Medical Oncology Department includes a variety of skilled professionals who are trained in the treatment of cancer.

Medical oncologists are physicians who are oncology and hematology trained to determine the type of treatment that cancer patients will receive.

Registered oncology nurses are licensed professionals who provide oncology care and chemotherapy treatments to oncology patients. These specially trained nurses are certified to administer chemotherapy treatments, manage the side effects of chemotherapy, and provide symptom management.

A pharmacist is a registered professional who oversees the mixing and dispensing of chemotherapy and support drugs according to the physician's order. A licensed pharmacy technician orders, stores, and mixes all drugs given to the oncology patient.

Licensed medical technologists perform laboratory testing on oncology patients. Labs are drawn by a trained lab assistant.

Clinical research nurses screen all oncology patients for clinical trial eligibility, educate patients/family to clinical trial process, monitor and work with physicians and nursing staff in regards to protocol treatment, management of side effects and protocol compliance.

An oncology social worker is a licensed professional who assists in the counseling of oncology patients, providing psychological support and guidance to both the patient and their family.

A dedicated registered dietician screens all new oncology patients for adequate nutrition using the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment Nutrition (PGSGA) Tool. Based on the assessment, the dietician will provide dietary intervention and follow-up for all nutritional problems during the patient's course of treatment.

Receptionists assist patients with making appointments, maintaining demographic and financial information, taking telephone calls, and providing clerical support to the clinical staff.

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SwedishAmerican Health System
1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-4400
patientfeedback@swedishamerican.org

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