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Telemedicine at Texas Oncology

Specialized cancer care no matter where you live

As a pioneer in community-based cancer care, Texas Oncology strives to provide high quality, advanced treatment to patients everywhere in our state. Telemedicine enables our physicians to connect directly with patients who need highly specialized care, even if they live many miles away from the physicians’ offices and clinics. With telemedicine, patients across Texas have access to our extensive and diverse expertise and more treatment options, while saving time and expense by limiting travel to a distant treatment facility. It also offers patients options to visit with their doctor when traveling to the clinic is not idea, because either the patient is at risk or the patient may live in a community at risk.

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Telemedicine does not completely eliminate the need for patients to travel for certain aspects of treatment and in-person doctor visits. But the robust communications technology effectively extends the reach of the Texas Oncology’s network of more than 490 physicians by allowing many consultations, follow-up visits, and acute care visits to take place remotely. This is vitally important in many areas of Texas, where access to specialty healthcare is limited, and when patients can’t come to the clinic.

For example, during the coronavirus epidemic, Texas Oncology grew telemedicine services to many of our doctors in Texas Oncology to allow them to evaluate patients that have infectious risk without bringing them into the clinic. It also allows us to continue to actively follow our regular patients while keeping our clinic volumes low. The telemedicine platform is used for the routine care of both patients on active care and patients who are not on active treatment.

In addition, the team at Texas Center for Proton Therapy, located in Irving, conducts preliminary and follow-up consultations with patients who need the highly precise form of radiation offered at the center. Also, courses of treatment for patients of Texas Oncology’s Austin Brain Tumor Center, can be managed in part via telemedicine, helping make world renowned brain cancer expertise available to patients regardless of where they live.

Specialties available for consultation and follow ups via telemedicine include:

Currently, telemedicine from Texas Oncology requires patients to follow these instructions to request a consult.

For more information, and to find out if your case is appropriate for Texas Oncology’s telemedicine capability, contact your Texas Oncology location for more information.