WHAT QUESTIONS DO I ASK?
When visiting with your doctor, you may have questions and concerns. Often these are forgotten during the visit, so we have compiled a list of questions to help get the information you want about your illness and possible treatments. You and your family can use this brochure to help you decide what you need to ask your doctor each time you have an appointment.
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Our patient navigator helps to make sure patients and their families have all the information they need to make the most informed and timely decisions about their treatment plan.
- Easing concerns and answering questions
- Discussing available clinical trials
- Scheduling consultations for patients and their families with appropriate specialist as needed
- Providing information and literature relative to a specific diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care
- Referrals to community resources and national organizations
Our dietary services staff is specifically trained to determine cancer patients’ nutritional needs and to develop an individualized diet plan that will meet these needs during treatment and recovery. The dietitian can answer any nutrition-related questions and will offer suggestions or advice on eating well during treatment.
The Wound and Ostomy Center is one of the largest providers of wound, ostomy and continence care in Louisiana.The multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals provide optimal care for hospital patients with wounds, chronic skin conditions and ostomies. Should a patient require outpatient care, they are referred to Louisiana Wound Care Specialists-a contract agency staffed by physicians and nurses trained in the latest techniques to manage wounds to promote rapid and effective healing.
Wound and Ostomy Center services include the treatment of:
- Arterial ulcers
- Neourpathic (diabetic) ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
For more information, please call (225) 765-4454.
The Voice Center evaluates and manages voice, swallowing, and airway disorders, and is a collaborative effort of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the LSU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the LSU Department of Communication Disorders.
The Center treats voice disorders and specializes in care for those whose occupations make them more prone to vocal problems, such as singers or speakers.
Head and neck cancers can affect the nasal passages, sinuses, mouth, throat, larynx (voice box), swallowing passages, salivary glands and thyroid gland. Skin cancers that develop on the scalp, face or neck also may be considered head and neck cancers. Doctors at The Head and Neck Center are well-renowned for their expertise in treating cancer and providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of disorders of the head and neck region.
The goal of Palliative Care is to help patients attain the highest quality of life and focuses on pain relief, other symptoms, and stresses of cancer or other serious illness. It also supports the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of patients and their families with life-limiting or life-altering illnesses. Our program includes: outpatient palliative care, inpatient palliative care and hospice services. For more information, please call (225) 765-1737.