Our oncology social work team is focused on:
- Counseling patients and families after a diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond to help them manage the emotional and social challenges of living with and caring for someone with a complex disease.
- Teaching patients how to change behaviors (quitting smoking, healthy lifestyle) to ensure the best possible outcome.
- Connecting patients with the services and resources they need to manage practical aspects of living with cancer, including financial and nutrition counseling, transportation and housing assistance.
- Informing patients about resources available to them at Markey, in their communities and online, such as support groups and disease-specific information.
Patients can request a consult at any time during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and speak with a member of our team. We will address your immediate concerns and evaluate your needs to determine how we might serve you best. Please call our office at 859-323-2798 to request a consult.
As a new Markey patient, you may be asked to complete a questionnaire that will allow you to share any issues or concerns you have related to your cancer diagnosis. Based on your responses, a member of our team may reach out to further discuss how we might best address your needs.
Your physician may also refer you to oncology social work if he or she feels you might benefit from our services.