Navigating and Accessing the Health System: What To Do After Receiving a Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of a serious medical condition can be an overwhelming experience. Many questions arise and decisions must be made. The more informed, organized, and prepared you are for all possibilities, the easier it is to confront a new medical condition. Oncology Access Nurses Nino Khunashvili and Heather Bain will discuss ways you can navigate and access today's health system so you feel empowered and at ease when it is time to ask questions and make important decisions about your care.
Nurse Khunashvili assesses all newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients and coordinates their initial consultations through the Breast Center’s full-day multidisciplinary clinic, which includes specialists from surgery, medical and radiation oncology, breast imaging and pathology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gynecology, and fertility preservation. Nurse Khunashvili collaborates with physicians, other nurse navigators, registered dieticians, social workers, financial coordinators, a cancer librarian, and clinical and administrative staff — all to provide the best possible care and outcomes for patients. Nurse Khunashvili has experience in acute care and surgical care. She has worked as a clinical coordinator for multi-disciplinary weight management programs as well as at Mount Sinai’s Thyroid Center.
Heather Bain has over 27 years of experience in Medical and Surgical Oncology. She has worked at various teaching hospitals including Memorial Sloan Kettering and the National Institutes of Health. Nurse Bain has facilitated Nurse Navigation at Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai and established a Nurse Navigation program at Queens Medical Associates. Her role as part of the David H. Koch Center Oncology team is to be the connecting advocate and resource for patients as they transition through their active stages of treatment in Surgical, Medical, and Radiation Oncology.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Weill Greenberg Center, Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center (2nd Fl)
1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021

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Informational Sessions

Medical Topic


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