Norwalk Medical Group’s Oncology and Hematology department is located at the Whittingham Cancer Center (WCC) and specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer and precancerous disorders. This location supports our board certified oncology doctors as well as anti-cancer drug treatment programs (chemotherapy and biologics) and radiation therapies. This partnership between Norwalk Medical Group and the Whittingham Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art cancer care to patients in their own community.
Our Oncologists are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest standards of medical care with the warmth, compassion and human caring essential in coping with a serious illness. Together with the patient and family members, we develop a program to address the unique aspects of each patient’s illness and strive to overcome or control the disease while maximizing quality of life.
The Medical Oncologists of Norwalk Medical Group at the Whittingham Cancer Center are proud to be recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program for meeting the highest quality standards for cancer care.
In 2011, The Norwalk Medical Group gained their QOPI Certification and became the first practice to be awarded with this status in the state of Connecticut. The certification validates practice’s commitment to provide quality of care to cancer patients.
The QOPI organization, run by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), biannually collects data that provides insight into national trends in cancer care. Participation in the process provides practices with quality improvement goals, learning opportunities and feedback, according to ASCO.
The Whittingham Cancer Center has a dedicated staff committed to high quality care consisting of specially trained doctors, oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, a social worker, and a marriage and family therapist. There are also a wide variety of complementary therapy programs, including massage therapy, Reiki, music and art therapy, nutrition counseling, and genetic counseling as well as support groups for patients and their families. The Whittingham Cancer Center also has a nationally recognized research staff focused on providing the most promising clinical trials for a variety of cancers.
We know how stressful a first visit to an oncology office can be. Our caring team of oncology professionals will make the experience as easy as possible.
State and federal laws regarding prescription drugs do not allow certain types of pain medication to be filled over the phone. A written prescription must be brought to the pharmacy. It is very important that you maintain an adequate supply until your next visit. Please check your pain medication frequently to ensure that you will not run short. For your convenience, there is a retail pharmacy adjacent to the Whittingham Cancer Center. Your prescriptions can be filled and even delivered to you during your office visit if you advise the medical staff of your needs early in the visit.
Should your condition require assistance from an outside consultant, we will so advise you and make the arrangements. Likewise, if you wish to obtain an opinion from an outside specialist, let us know. We will always be cooperative to ensure that you and your family are comfortable with the treatment we are providing to you.
Our business office will file all insurance claims for you. However, if your insurance program requires a co-payment for office visits, it will need to be paid at the time of service. For your convenience, we accept personal checks, cash and credit cards. If you are changing insurance plans, please let us know as soon as possible, and bring your new insurance cards so that no interruptions occur. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our Oncology doctors. Click on the images below to learn more.