Circle of Care
Circle of Care - A Team Committed to You
The high standard of care at Princeton Radiation Oncology comes from the experience and dedication of our extraordinary team of radiation therapy specialists. Our Board certified radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, and other specialists work together—and in consultation with all your physicians, and your family—to bring you personalized care in a positive, supportive environment.
Our Radiation Oncologists are leaders in their field. They have trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country and are noted experts in the treatment of prostate, lung, breast, brain, and other cancers. They oversee all radiation therapy treatments, and monitor every patient’s progress. They also work with the rest of the specialists in the Circle of Care, to develop and prescribe precise, personalized treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs.
Patient Services Representative
Our Patient Services Representatives greet patients and check them in. They are also available to help patients understand the financial aspects of radiation therapy.
Our Oncology Nurses help patients navigate through the entire healing process by providing education regarding their treatments and possible side effects, as well as recommendations for auxiliary services in the community, such as nutrition counseling, social services, support groups, and home health options..
Our Physics Department is made up of medical physicists and dosimetrists who are specially trained in the measurement and application of radiation beams for medical treatment. They work together with the radiation oncologists during the planning and delivery stages to ensure that treatments are properly tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Their goal is to deliver minimally invasive, yet highly effective cancer treatments. The dosimetrist calculates the dose required and the direction of the radiation beam.
The physicists then validate the treatment plan. They also conduct quality tests on the treatment equipment to ensure it is operating safely, accurately, and consistently.
Our Radiation Therapists administer the treatments, precisely as prescribed by the radiation oncologists, using a machine called a linear accelerator. They are able to target the radiation beam at the tumor while minimizing exposure to the surrounding healthy tissue.
Our Social Workers are trained to provide support and practical solutions to problems commonly experienced by cancer patients. They understand the feelings brought on by illness and are available to support patients and their families.
Nutritionists / Registered Dietitians
Our Nutritionists/Registered Dieticians help patients modify their eating plan if the side effects of the treatment are affecting their
appetite. They provide menu suggestions and recipes.