Guidance for the Journey
Welcome to Hematology Oncology Specialists of Cape Cod, where our mission is to ensure that each patient's experience is one of superior care delivered in a warm, supportive, and uplifting environment.
We educate our patients about their disease and treatment options. We respect and remember that each patient is unique and that each will have an individual journey. Our goal is to accompany and guide that journey to the best of our ability with expertise and compassion.
Hooray for us!
HOSCC will be welcoming another physician to the team in the New Year! Dr. John J. Gullo will begin seeing patients January 2015!
HOSCC has again received QOPI certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
This status demonstrates a commitment to excellence and quality improvement in cancer care delivery.
Our doctors are board certified and have been practicing Hematology/Oncology medicine for over a decade. They treat patients with all types of cancer diagnoses. They also see patients with a variety of hematologic disorders including anemia and iron deficiency. We routinely work with our colleagues at MGH, Dana-Farber, and other centers.
HOSCC physicians moderate the weekly multidisciplinary Tumor Board at Falmouth Hospital, and chair the Cancer Committee, a hospital board that promotes community outreach, education, and access to services.
Our staff consists of receptionists, medical assistants, a billing department, and registered nurses trained in giving chemotherapy. All staff, both clinical and clerical, work together to provide a professional and personal caring experience for each patient.
We will call to confirm your appointment one or two days ahead. If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to reschedule.
Due to our volume of patients, and the necessity to be able to accommodate emergencies and newly diagnosed patients, a “no-show” fee of $25.00 will be billed to patients who fail to keep their appointment and do not call more than 24 hours ahead of time.
The on-site laboratory provides complete blood count results immediately. Up-to-the-minute laboratory data allow our doctors and nurses to make the safest and most effective treatment decisions for each patient. As another convenience and service to our patients, we can also do blood draws from ports or peripherally to send specimens to outside laboratories.
The Infusion Room
This is where lab draws, port flushes, injections, and infusions take place. Chemotherapy as well as other medications and intravenous fluids are delivered here. Our infusion room is bright and spacious. Patients receive their treatments in comfortable recliners. There is a separate room with stretcher bed for those who need it. Patients and their companions can enjoy a movie, wireless internet, a card game, or a book from our library as well as coffee, tea, and snacks.
HOSCC participates in the Cape Cod Healthcare network and with most insurance companies. Remember that regardless of insurance coverage, you are financially responsible for your care. Please bring your insurance card and co-pay to each visit, and make sure to obtain any necessary referrals. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
We are happy to arrange a payment plan for you. Please discuss your options with our billing office.
Circle of Friends
The niceties that enhance our patient's experiences are provided by the Circle of Friends Fund. The Fund was created by a patient’s husband who wanted to establish a tangible and ongoing representation of the support and nurturing they found at HOSCC.
The Fund’s purpose is to help our patients feel cared for and supported by a community of friends who provide the “little extras” that can be so comforting. Gifts to the Circle of Friends Fund are always appreciated. For more information on Circle of Friends or to give a gift to the Circle of Friends please call our office or ask for information at your next visit.
Hematology Oncology Specialists of Cape Cod
26 Edgerton Drive, Suite A
North Falmouth, MA 02556
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 except on major holidays. On weekends, holidays, and after-hours one of our doctors is always on call for medical emergencies.
The following are some online resources that we recommend. We also have plenty of written material available in the office. A volunteer from The American Cancer Society visits frequently to put patients in touch with ACS and make them aware of other sources of support.
General Cancer Information
American Cancer Society – 800-227-2345
National Cancer Institute – 800-422-6237
CancerSource – 770-631-6761
Livestrong – 855-220-7777
People Living Through Cancer
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Specific Cancer Resources
Breast Cancer – Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – 877-465-6636
Colorectal – Colorectal Cancer Network
Kidney – National Kidney Cancer Association – 800-850-9132
Leukemia – Leukemia Society of America – 800-955-4572
Lung – www.lungcancer.org – 800-813-4673
Lymphoma – Lymphoma Research Foundation of America – 800-500-9976
Ovarian – National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – 888-682-7426
Prostate – 800-757-2873 or www.pcf.org