When calling after hours
If you are calling after normal business hours, it’s important to provide the on-call physician needed background information, so that the doctor can help you. If you are a patient with cancer or a caregiver, please be prepared to offer the following details when you call:
Hello, my name is ___________________.
I am a patient of Dr. ___________________.
I have ______________ cancer.
I am currently being treating with the following medications _____________________.
I am allergic to the following medications _____________.
The last time I received (chemo/radiation) therapy was ____________________.
I (do/don’t) have a port/picc line.
The reason for my call is ________________________.