Our Philosophy

The better we understand cancer the more we recognize the complexities of this disease.  Just like people, each cancer is different.  Cancer is not just one disease; but rather every cancer has a unique cause and unique genetic profile.  We recognize that each patient will therefore require a distinct approach and a tailored treatment plan geared toward their individual situation.  We also recognize that cancer treatment in today’s world of information excess can be a daunting and often overwhelming journey for patients and their loved ones.  We believe that the optimal outcome for cancer patients comes from the coordinated efforts of a team of expert practitioners using a multi-faceted treatment approach.  Our goal is to provide all-encompassing care for our patients through the integration of today’s foremost resources. We utilize the most advanced conventional medical technology and information, along with complementary therapies leading to a compassionate and personalized treatment experience that addresses not only the physical but also the psychosocial and spiritual facets of healing and survivorship.

 

At CICC Integration Means:

~Oversight from board certified medical oncologists 

~A Nurse Navigator assigned to assist in care coordination

~Coordination of care with top local and world-wide cancer specialty physicians including:

  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

~Coordination of care with specialists in Complementary Cancer Care Services including: 

  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Homeopathic Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional/dietary counseling
  • Psycho-social support services
  • Pain Management
  • Rheumatology

~Coordination and evaluation of clinical trial access and availability both locally and nationwide

~Coordination of tertiary care referrals to the world’s leading cancer specialists

~Access to individual patient case discussion with a multi-disciplinary tumor board both with local experts as well as experts around the globe.

 

Our Goals



  • Offer the highest level of comprehensive care for today's cancer patient in their own community.  


  • Deliver leading edge treatment solutions through a focused and compassionate team.
  • Endow patients and families with the educational tools necessary to empower them as an integral part of the care team.
  • Promote long-term quality survivorship.

Our Mission

Personalized Care

We believe that cancer care requires a personalized approach. We always bear in mind that we are treating people, not just diseases. Each situation is unique, requiring a custom-tailored, innovative and individualized treatment plan.

Team Approach

We recognize that care for our patients requires a collaborative team approach utilizing the multitude of resources available in our community and leading tertiary care cancer centers nationwide.  We also realize that an effective team integrates the wealth of support available through family, friends and complementary care providers.

Our Core Values

Integrity ~
 Compassion ~ Respect ~ Quality ~ Dignity ~ Collaboration ~ Responsibility ~ Education ~
Courageous Innovation

Coastal Integrative Cancer Care
(Oncology-Hematology Medical Associates of the Central Coast)
715 Tank Farm Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805)543-5577



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