Tour Our Department : Consultation Visit

Consultation Visit

If your physician has suggested that radiation therapy might be beneficial in treating your disease, a consultation with a radiation oncologist will be scheduled.
As our patient you will receive the finest cancer care available. During this time, you will meet with a nurse, a resident physician, and the radiation oncologist. All members of our team play an important role in your care; please be aware that the consultation will take several hours. You may want to bring reading materials and a sweater since the building is generally cool.

Before you come, please obtain copies of all medical records pertinent to your disease, as well as x-rays, CT scans, or other films and bring them with you. In addition, please have with you your insurance card or proof of insurance coverage, and if required by your insurance company authorization or referral forms.

  1. Please allow the valet service at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to park your car. The Department of Radiation Oncology will pay for this service. Click here for a map of the facility.
  2. Valet parking at the Department of Radiation Oncology at sylvester comprehensive cancer center

  3. Upon entering the Sylvester lobby, please proceed to the Radiation Oncology receptionist area where our staff will guide you through the registration process.
  4. Receptionist area at the department of radiation oncology at sylvester comprehensive cancer center

  5. Once the registration process is complete, a radiation oncology nurse will take you to a private area to weigh you, take your vital signs, and discuss your medical history.
  6. Nurse Area at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

  7. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a teaching institution with residents in all specialty areas. Residents are physicians who are training in a specialty or subspecialty area. A radiation oncology resident might be assigned to your case, therefore, they will review the information the nurse has taken, and will conduct a thorough physical examination. The resident will discuss his or her findings with your attending physician.
  8. Next, the attending physician, a board-certified radiation oncologist, will examine you, discuss your disease with you and make treatment recommendations.
  9. If radiation therapy is recommended and you agree, you will be given an appointment for simulation (planning how to direct and dose your radiation).