Current insurance cards including all health insurance and prescription insurance cards, driver’s license, previous health records, allergies, a list of all medications you are currently taking including the strength and how often you take them, over-the-counter medications, a list of all your doctors and their telephone numbers, your completed Living Will and Medical Power of Attorney if you have these, and be prepared to pay a co-payment and or a deductible if needed.
First Time Visit (Medical History Questionnaire)
As a new patient, you will be asked to share your past medical background. Please bring all pertinent information with you. Please print and complete the following forms:
We recommend dressing in comfortable clothes and footwear. For your appointments bring a sweater or throw, since it can be chilly in the clinic and treatment room. You and your doctor have a lot of information to share in a short amount of time. Please come with a written list of questions you would like to discuss. Provide a list of any new medications you may have been prescribed and dosages since your last visit. Inform your nurse of any labs or tests you may have had that were ordered by another physician. You may also find it helpful to bring a small notebook for keeping notes.
Northshore Oncology Associates doctors and medical staff provide care at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, St. Tammany Parish Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Surgical services are available at both locations, which are staffed with highly experienced physicians and nurses to provide
comprehensive, safe, and quality care for patients.
When a storm warning is official patients in active treatment who are scheduled in and around the time of the pending disaster will be given a copy their treatment plan by the infusion suite.
Emergency Number: 866-711-8065
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Otherwise, please call the office and have the answering service contact the physician on call:
We ask that you remember that physicians’ schedules are long and demanding. It may be late in the afternoon after all patients are seen, or sometimes the following day before non-emergency phone calls are returned.
If you feel you need us, we want to hear from you. Please use this guide as to when you should make your phone call:
Call anytime day/night if:
Fever 100.5 F. degrees or greater.
Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting.
Pain medication is not working.
Chest pains or shortness of breath.
Severe shaking or chills.
Bleeding from the nose or gums.
Blood in the urine.
Black, tarry bowel movement.
Severe diarrhea unrelieved with Imodium.
Swelling in an extremity.
Constipation with intense abdominal cramping.
Changes in your vision or hearing.
Numbness or loss of sensation in your extremities, loss of bowel or bladder control.
Increased bruising or pinpoint red or purple spots anywhere on the body.
Call During Regular Office Hours:
(8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday)
If you have questions about your medication, treatment or side effects.
If you’re having nutrition problems.
Please call by 3pm if you need a prescription refilled.
Please send your request for Narcotic prescription refills (such as Percocet, MS Contin, Oxycontin or Fentanyl patches) to the office before 12:00pm Friday. No narcotic prescriptions will be written on weekends.
For lab tests or scans, please know that results usually take: Scans: 3 days Tumor markers: 3 days Bone marrow: 10 days Pathology Reports: 5 days –If additional consultation is required results may be delayed.
Test results may be subject to interpretation. All questions about results should be discussed at your next scheduled appointment.