What to Expect
Preparing for Your First Appointment
When it comes to your cancer treatment, we realize that you have a choice.
Thank you for choosing the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center for your
treatment. It is our privilege to care for you.
How to Prepare
Before you arrive for your first visit, you will have received a packet
of information either through email or postal mail from our front office
team explaining where to go and what to bring. Please read this information
Our insurance verification specialist will contact your carrier prior to
your first appointment to determine your plans benefits and coverage for
your treatment. Additional calls may be made to your carrier after your
treatment plan is determined. Our insurance verification specialist will
discuss your plans benefits and any out-of-pocket expense you may incur.
Most patients are surprised by the amount of preparation needed for the
first appointment. Cancer is a complex illness, and each case is different.
It is important for us to have as much information about your case as possible.
You may be asked to bring pathology slides, medical records, or imaging
studies to your first appointment. In some cases, you will be asked to
provide that information prior to your first appointment.
Medical History & Medications
Prior to your first appointment you will receive a packet of information
including a medication list and current and past medical history form.
Please complete these and bring them with you to your first appointment.
Be sure and bring your insurance cards with you as well.