Click to watch an overview of what to expect during chemotherapy treatment at our cancer center!
 

Hematology & Oncology

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Hematology & Oncology

An Outpatient Department of Centra Lynchburg General Hospital 

Lynchburg Hematology Oncology is a medical oncology and hematology practice located on the second floor of the Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center in Lynchburg, VA. Our physicians and staff provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients with cancer and blood disorders.

The practice is QOPI certified by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and offers clinical trials in partnership with various local, regional, and national healthcare organizations.

Physicians from Lynchburg Hematology & Oncology will also be seeing patients in the Farmville clinic weekdays from 8 am-4:30 pm. The Farmville clinic can be reached at 434.315.2690 and is located  800 Oak St. Farmville, VA 23901.

We understand this can be a scary and stressful time for you and your loved ones. Visit our new patient welcome page to learn more about what you can expect during your time with the cancer center, and feel free to call us at 434.200.5925 with any questions you may have!

New Patient Welcome

New Patient Packet

New Patient Packet
New Patient Packet

If you're a new medical oncology patient, you can save time at your first visit by downloading  and filling out the Medical Oncology New Patient Packet.

Medical Oncology New Patient Packet

 

Our Team

Our Team
Our Team

Director – Kathi Manis
Office Manager – Shirley Morris
Manager (Access) – Charles Peele
Manager (Lab) – Charlotte Fain
Manager (Clinical) – Cynthia Hedrick

Dr. Emily Jenkins
Dr. Cecilia MacCallum
Dr. John MacNeill Jr.
Dr. Kevin Patel
Dr. Kathleen Paul
Dr. Stefan Gorsch
Dr. Emaculate Tebit
Dr. Emanuel Cirenza
Tiffany Clark, NP-C
Emily Stubbs,  NP-C
Elizabeth Howard, NP

Contact us at 434.200.5925 or visit us at 1701 Thomson Drive. 

  

What to Expect

What to Expect
What to Expect

Chemotherapy Guide

Watch our "what to expect" video to learn more about what you can expect during your first chemotherapy treatment with us!

If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is beginning treatment, we hope to give you an overview of what the treatment process will look like. We understand this can be a stressful experience, so we are here to help you throughout the entire process to make sure you receive the best care possible, quickly and safely. Throughout your visits, our team is hard at work running tests, checking the results, adapting your treatment plan, and following rigorous safety protocols. This means there will be times when you are waiting on test results and your treatment to be prepared. We hope you will agree the safety and accuracy of your treatment is worth the wait. Your oncology care team will consist of your provider, who will be a medical oncologist or nurse practitioner, oncology nurses, and oncology technicians. You are encouraged to bring a support person who can keep you company during your visit.

Check-In
The Medical Oncology office, where you will receive your chemo treatment, is located on the second floor. As you enter through the main entrance, there are stairs to your right or an elevator straight ahead that you can take to the second floor. Once you reach the top of the stairs, proceed to the check-in area on your right and wait for an available check-in window. There, we will ask you to confirm your name, date of birth, phone number, and insurance information at each visit. Each time you are scheduled to see a provider, you will be asked to complete a Review of Systems and Depression Screening form. This is a safety measure because symptoms can change rapidly and can affect your treatment plan. For your convenience, some of this information can be found online for completion ahead of time.

Provider Visit
If you are scheduled to see your provider before your treatment, one of our oncology techs will call you from the waiting room to draw your blood for laboratory testing. The tech will also review your medication list with you, so please bring this with you to each visit. During this time, they will also record your vital signs to be reviewed by your provider. When your tech is finished with this step, you will be taken to an exam room, where you will be seen by your provider. While you are waiting, the laboratory is processing your blood sample for the provider to review. This can take between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on which labs have been ordered. The length of time spent with your provider varies depending on each patient. We treat every patient individually and your specific needs will determine how long your provider visit lasts. Once your provider visit is over, you will be taken to the infusion area. Here you will wait while we are working behind the scenes to make sure everything about your treatment is accurate and safe. To pass the time, we offer TVs, public Wifi, and free snacks and drinks. Also, downstairs just past the lobby is Riverside Roasters, which sells coffee, sandwiches, and other refreshments.

Treatment
Your oncology nurse will review the doctor’s orders and your lab results to confirm that you are safe to receive your scheduled medication. Once your labs and orders have all been reviewed, your nurse will notify the pharmacy to begin mixing your medication. The pharmacy will now begin preparing your treatment. For your safety, each treatment dose is made only after your lab results have been reported and your provider has determined you are safe to receive your treatment. Your medication can take 30 minutes to an hour to be prepared. It is then double-checked for safety before being given to your nurse.
Once the pharmacy has given your medication to the nursing staff, it will receive a series of independent checks by two oncology nurses. You will then receive any pre-medications that are required prior to receiving your treatment. The length of time for your treatment depends on your plan and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a full day. Regardless of how long your treatment lasts, your support person can be with you throughout the entire process.

Next Appointment
Once you've finished your treatment for the day, we will schedule your next appointment. Our goal is to provide you with personal, professional care while making your treatment as effective and easy to understand as possible. If you have questions at any point in your treatment process, please let us know and our staff will be happy to assist you.