The team of nurse practitioners at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is dedicated to providing whole-person, compassionate care to our patients. Our nurse practitioners are licensed health care providers who work under the supervision of a doctor. Nurse practitioners have various responsibilities, depending on their area of focus, which may include intake, infusion, critical care, pain management and surgical oncology, among others. Nurse practitioners help obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, manage cancer symptoms, write prescriptions and answer patients’ questions. Our nurse practitioners in Philadelphia have extensive experience working with cancer patients and helping attend to their needs.
At our Pennsylvania hospital, nurse practitioners work closely with our cancer patients to educate them about their disease and the impacts of treatment. They also counsel patients and their families about potential and existing side effects, and how to manage them. Our nurse practitioners, for example, may work with patients on making preventative lifestyle choices while empowering them to take an active role in their treatment decision-making process. Nurse practitioners are key players in seeing that patients have continuity of care.
Nurse practitioners are part of the multidisciplinary team at Eastern in Philadelphia that also includes medical oncologist and care manager. Depending on the patient’s needs and treatment goals, a registered dietitian, naturopathic oncology provider, pain management physician and other integrative oncology clinicians may also participate in the patient’s care plan. Your care team communicates daily and works together to provide you with personalized care, all under one roof at our state-of the-art hospital in Philadelphia, sharing their knowledge, coordinating treatments and providing comprehensive cancer treatment tailored to you.