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 ________________________.