Care Management

Care Management

The journey you are about to begin can be confusing and difficult. Your Care Management team will be invaluable in helping you successfully navigate the treatment process. Your team will consist of your physician, care manager, nurse, nutritionist and other experts, as needed. Many insurance companies, including Medicare, recognize the importance of care management and are now making it a part of the required services.

To begin, we will assign you a care manager, who will help you prepare for what lies ahead. Your care manager is a highly skilled registered nurse who will work closely with your physician and other members of your team to make certain you receive the support and services you require. Your personal care manager will be with you through the entire treatment process and beyond.

The goal of care management is to help you manage your physical, psychosocial and emotional needs, and act as your primary contact. Care management performs many functions, including providing education regarding the problems or side effects commonly experienced throughout treatment while under your physician’s care. Your care manager will assist you with creating and understanding your personalized plan of care and help facilitate communication between your oncologist and other providers.

Meet Your Oncology Dietitian

Hillary Buch, MS, RD, CSO, LDN

Hillary is a registered dietitian experienced in oncology nutrition. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition from the University of California Davis, Hillary earned a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Saint Louis University. She worked closely with lung and esophageal cancer patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. and worked with a variety of cancer types at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

Hillary provides personalized nutrition plans for each patient, helping to find the right foods during treatment to lessen the side effects and improve recovery. She also specializes in treating and preventing malnutrition. Hillary enjoys helping each patient to feel their best and meet their nutrition-related goals.

Nutrition support is an integral part of the treatment and recovery plan for our patients and appointments with the dietitian are free of charge.