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Take control of your cancer care – choose your own oncologist

  • 03.16.2016

Cancer Onclolost

Cancer can be a very controlling disease. Between dealing with symptoms, tests and treatments, cancer can dictate where we go, what we do, who we can be around — even what we eat. So any time we can be in control when dealing with a cancer diagnosis, we should consider it a victory.

As an independent cancer treatment center, Sierra Nevada Cancer Center offers patients this freedom of choice.

When you or a loved one receive a cancer diagnosis, you have the freedom to choose who treats you and where you receive treatment. You can choose to receive care from Dr. Jorge Perez and the team at Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, and you do not have to receive a referral from another physician to do so. Sierra Nevada Cancer Center accepts most insurance plans, but feel free to verify your coverage by calling our office at (775) 883-3336.

While your diagnosing physician may refer you to an oncologist from their list, remember that you have the right to choose your caregiver. Often, these physicians are using a sequential list of names and aren’t considering your preferences — like if you would prefer treatment closer to your hometown, for example, or if you’d rather not have to walk through a big hospital to reach your destination. If this sounds like you, consider Dr. Perez, who has four locations throughout the area (Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville and Fallon) — all independent of hospitals, and all reflecting smaller, more intimate, more private environments.

If you are not comfortable with the choice your physician has made for you, or if you want a second opinion about your diagnosis or treatment, take control – contact Sierra Nevada Cancer Center.

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