Nurse practitioners at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta work closely with doctors to run diagnostic tests, conduct physical exams, manage cancer symptoms and side effects, order and interpret test results and write prescriptions. Our nurse practitioners at our Atlanta hospital work in a variety of clinical areas. They are trained in oncology, providing whole-person cancer care while also helping patients manage unrelated medical issues.
A nurse practitioner is a licensed health care professional with a master’s degree who works under the direct supervision of a doctor. The nurse practitioners at our Atlanta hospital work in many medical fields, including pain management, critical care, medical oncology, internal medicine and the Quality of Life clinic. Our nurse practitioners have decision-making authority in many aspects of their job, but they work under the direction of a supervisory doctor. These nurses also work closely with patients to educate and counsel them on many topics, including preventative health care. CTCA® nurse practitioners also contribute to clinical education and research initiatives.
Nurse Practitioner Kathy Aliffi, MSN, NP-C, has been working in health care since 1988 and has earned numerous certifications. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a certified Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider by the American Heart Association and is also a Cardiology Care Associate. The nurse practitioners at our Newnan cancer center are part of a larger integrative care team dedicated to delivering comprehensive, whole-person care, all under one roof. By combining conventional cancer treatments with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help manage cancer-related side effects, our care teams collaborate to design a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual needs.