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St John’s Cancer Care Team

Experienced Oncologists in Jackson, WY

During your cancer treatment, chances are you will be working with numerous medical specialists who have focused their studies on cancer care. In addition to your primary care physician, you may be referred to oncologists, pain management specialists, anesthesiologists, nutritionists, surgeons, radiologists, and even plastic surgeons. St. John’s Health houses all of these specialists in one location, ensuring that you can receive treatment from every doctor with experience relevant to your condition. If interested in learning more about our physicians, nurses, and oncologists, click the links below to review their qualifications and contact information.

Clinics and Tele-Oncology

We have regular clinics with John Ward, MD, visiting oncologist from the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Our tele-oncology program increases his availability to patients. Through a remote connection, Dr. Ward can discuss diagnosis and treatment plan options, and answer any questions a patient may have about his or her care. We also offer genetic counseling through the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Tumor Board

Each month, the tumor board review team, made up of Dr. Ward and other doctors who are experts in different specialties, meets to review and discuss the medical conditions and treatment options of patients. This fosters communication and provides a multidisciplinary approach to the care of our patients.

Care Coordination

In addition to the best treatments and medical technologies available, patients who have cancer need and deserve more—such as someone to provide information about nutrition, counseling, and support groups, or someone who can connect them with answers to questions regarding tests, treatment options, and payment plans. At St. John’s, the patient care coordinator and oncology social worker are here to ensure you get the best care possible when it comes to preventative screenings, abnormal or suspicious findings, a new or recurrent cancer diagnosis, survivorship care, and end-of-life decisions.

They can assist in the following ways:

  • Serve as a liaison between you and your healthcare team
  • Provide education on preventative screening recommendations
  • Streamline appointments and paperwork
  • Help reduce anxiety and fear over an abnormal finding or new cancer diagnosis
  • Provide education on surgical consultations and biopsies
  • Provide education on coping with cancer, what to expect during chemotherapy and radiation, and how to minimize the side effects of treatment
  • Assist with state/charity applications for diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify resources for financial assistance, medication needs, home health care, transportation and other concerns
  • Make referrals to cancer support services (exercise, nutrition, etc.)
  • Empower you or your family member to make informed decisions on your health care

Contact Stacy Benjamin or Lynnette Gaertner at 307-739-6198 or oncnavigator@tetonhospital.org

Survivorship Program

Available to those currently in treatment and those who have completed treatment, our survivorship program is designed to help prevent recurrence of cancer and the onset of new cancers, as well as to coordinate follow-up care. This program is available to all survivors, regardless of where they were treated.

Cancer Support Services

Most of our cancer support services are provided free of charge to current patients and their families.

St. John’s offers:

  • Educational classes on topics such as stress reduction and self-care
  • Exercise programs, including yoga for patients and caregivers
  • Meals with a Mission, which cooks and delivers meals to patients undergoing treatment
  • Counseling services with a PsyD psychologist
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pain management
  • Acupuncture
  • Social worker support
  • Healing Touch therapy, which uses light touch, meditation, and guided imagery to facilitate relaxation and reduce pain
  • Physical Therapy with certified specialists in oncology rehabilitation
  • Monthly cancer support groups for patients and survivors, facilitated by a registered nurse and our oncology social worker
  • Monthly “Steppin’ Out” outings for survivors and their families

Nutritional Counseling

St. John’s Registered Dietitians are available to provide diagnosis-specific nutrition consultations for all new patients and their family members. With a consult, the Registered Dietitian (RD) can schedule a follow-up with the patient, assess for further education needs, and help to manage food and nutrition-related treatment side effects. RD's aid in managing weight loss or gain, impaired nutrient absorption, supplements, cancer-fighting foods, and any need for artificial nutrition (tube feeds, TPN). Registered Dietitians are available for follow-up at any point per request of the patient, doctor, or nurse.

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