Working with your Primary Care Physician through a Cancer Diagnosis
Presented by William Carroll, MD
About the Lecture
Primary care physicians play an essential role in the diagnosis, care and survivorship follow up of patients with cancer. They are often the initial point of contact for patients in obtaining screening or evaluating symptoms, and they may make referrals, coordinate care, and are key team members in managing cancer and non- cancer-related concerns throughout the treatment trajectory. Particularly when treatment is complete, primary care physicians are integral to helping survivors address late effects of treatment, obtain good follow up and take an active role in making the needed lifestyle changes to promote healthy survivorship. This lecture by UCLA internal medicine and Hospitalist Specialist William Carroll, MD addresses how you can best engage with your primary care doctor throughout your cancer experience.
About the Speaker
William Carroll, MD is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine. As a general internist, Dr. William Carroll delivers both traditional primary care and complex primary care as part of the Department of Medicine’s Extensivist program. Dr. William Carroll received his MD from St. George’s University and completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. William Carroll has a particular interest in innovative models to deliver effective primary care for complex medical populations in a patient-centered manner utilizing a multi-disciplinary team to address the unique healthcare needs of our patients.