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Insights into Cancer: Working with your Primary Care Physician through a Cancer Diagnosis

Once a month, the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology presents Insights Into Cancer, a free public lecture series for cancer patients, their families and the community. Each lecture features a leading professional who provides up-to-date information, practical advice and answers to cancer-related questions.

September 10, 2019

Working with your Primary Care Physician through a Cancer Diagnosis

Primary care physicians play an essential role in the diagnosis, care and survivorship follow up of patients with cancer. They are often the initial point of contact for patients in obtaining screening or evaluating symptoms, and they may make referrals, coordinate care, and are key team members in managing cancer and non-cancer-related concerns throughout the treatment trajectory. Particularly when treatment is complete, primary care physicians are integral to helping survivors address late effects of treatment, obtain good follow up and take an active role in making the needed lifestyle changes to promote healthy survivorship. This lecture by UCLA internal medicine and Hospitalist Specialist Dr. William Carroll addresses how you can best engage with your primary care doctor throughout your cancer experience.

William Carroll, M.D. is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine. As a general internist, Dr. William Carroll delivers both traditional primary care and complex primary care as part of the Department of Medicine’s Extensivist program. Dr. William Carroll received his MD from St. George’s University and completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. William Carroll has a particular interest in innovative models to deliver effective primary care for complex medical populations in a patient-centered manner utilizing a multi-disciplinary team to address the unique healthcare needs of our patients.

6:45 – 7:00: Arrival & Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15: Kauser Ahmed, Ph.D, Introduction to Center
7:15 – 7:20: Kauser Ahmed, Ph.D., Speaker Introduction
7:20 – 8:55: Speaker Presentation, Q&A
8:55 – 9:00: Closing

Insights Into Cancer lectures are held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Auditorium, B Level, Room B130, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA parking is $12 and is wheelchair accessible. Attendees can park in the medical plaza, or take advantage of the valet parking at the front of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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