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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our team specializes in oncology (cancer) and hematology (blood diseases) care. Working together, we provide comprehensive therapies, education and support for children and their families, all in a kid-friendly environment.

Our phyisicians are board-certified hematologists/oncologists who extebsive experience with patients diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder. They are dedicated to providing world-class treatment for our patients, and provide leadership for the rest of the care team. Meet our physicians.

Nurses spend a great deal of time with our patients in the clinic and on the hospital’s hematology/oncology inpatient unit. They strive to be the best of the best, both in the medical care they provide and the “extra” elements of patient care—comfort, education and support. All are chemo and PALS (pediatric life support) certified. The extensive certification process increases their knowledge about administering cancer treatments in a safe and consistent manner.

Our nurse practitioners makes sure that each child’s care is well coordinated. Especially in the days and weeks after a child’s initial diagnosis, they provide families with education and helps coordinate appointments and prescriptions. They can refer them to hospital and community resources, such as physical therapy and home health care services.

Our dedicated hematology/oncology social worker supports the patient and family in many ways:

  • Connects families to support groups and counseling services
  • Helps families find resources to cover the basics if needed, such as meals, gas, rent and more
  • Provides counseling to help families cope
  • Visits the patient’s teachers and school to provide education about the child’s condition and needs
  • Connects families to other families for mentoring or support

Our dedicated hematology/oncology child life specialist is in charge of making a visit to the hospital bearable—and even enjoyable, if possible! She:

  • Prepares children for medical procedures or treatment using language that children understand
  • Introduces coping strategies to help reduce anxiety and enhance cooperation with the health care team
  • Provides support and distraction during medical procedures
  • Offers opportunities for play and expressive activities, to encourage normal development and a sense of fun in spite of challenging circumstances
  • Promotes family-centered care by providing information, advocacy and suppor to families of pediatric patients

Pastoral care provides spiritual and emotional support for families throughout the treatment process, and can help them work through difficult decisions about their child’s care.

Registered dietitians (RD) provide nutrition assessment and ongoing education as needed for the oncology patient from initial diagnosis through end of therapy and beyond.  They work closely with the patient, family and medical team in both the inpatient and outpatient settings to help maintain optimal nutrition and growth parameters throughout treatment. 

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Contact Us

Appointments

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling.

937-641-4000

MyKidsChart

MyKidsChart makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your child’s care team, view your child’s medication information and receive important health reminders by email.

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Make a referral

Phone: 937-641-4000
Fax referral forms: 937-641-4500, 24 hours
Toll-free fax: 1-866-891-6941
Hours: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Download our fax referral form or make a referral online.

The Comprehensive Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Accreditations

The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815
937-641-3000
www.childrensdayton.org