Rex Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program
One priority - you.
The Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program at Rex is here to take care of you. With multidisciplinary care, specialized physicians from different medical disciplines work together as a team to determine the best treatment plan for you. Other team members will assist you along the way to coordinate your care, manage the experience of a cancer diagnosis, understand the next steps, and allow you to focus on taking care of yourself throughout the process.
One phone call.
Starting with one phone call, we are with you every step of the way. Initially, a specialist will compile your medical records, set up all of your tests and schedule your multidisciplinary clinic appointment. Prior to your appointment, your case is reviewed by a team of specialized physicians, including a radiologist, pathologist, pulmonologist, thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. Your appointment will include meeting this team as well as your patient care navigator.
Throughout your care, your team will be focused on providing the best care options for you. Your team is made up of specialists from Rex Thoracic Surgical Specialists, Rex Pulmonary Specialists, Rex Hematology Oncology Associates and Rex/UNC Radiation Oncology. Your team also includes a patient care navigator, patient coordinator, social worker, nutritionist and clinical trials nurse. As you meet other care providers throughout the course of your care, you will always have your core team to depend on for support. Your patient care navigator will serve as your point of contact to guide you through treatment and communicate with the rest of your team members.
Meet Our Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team
Alden M. Parsons, M.D. - Thoracic Surgeon
Richard M. Gillespie, M.D. - Thoracic Surgeon
Jeffrey M. Crane, M.D., F.A.C.P. - Medical Oncologist
Jeremiah C. Boles, M.D. - Medical Oncologist
A. John Fakiris, M.D. - Radiation Oncologist
William B. Hall, M.D. - Pulmonologist
Jessie Weis, R.N., B.S.N. – Patient Care Navigator
Jessica Padgett, R.N., B.S.N. – Patient Care Navigator
Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Program
Rex Cancer Specialty Center
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 784-6878
Fax: (919) 784-6899