In Flagstaff, the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare has partnered with Flagstaff Surgical Associates, Northern Arizona Radiology and Arizona Oncology to provide a breast cancer clinic. Two mornings a week, a medical oncologist, surgical oncologist and radiation oncologist see patients with breast cancer in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff.
In this clinic setting, Kate Preston, M.D., F.A.C.S, Peter Mathern, M.D., and Andrew David, M.D. visit newly-diagnosed patients in the examination room to review diagnostic imaging and pathology and agree on a customized treatment process. Then, patients continue on to the treatment modality determined to take first priority while referring physicians receive information regarding the treatment plan. This coordinated, integrated care approach means less time between diagnosis and treatment.