The West Clinic
100 N. Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
August 8, 2011 MEMPHIS, TN The West Clinic, the Mid-South’s premier cancer center, announced today that it has opened the clinic on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The extended hours were in response to a growing need to provide its patients with additional access and supportive care for non-critical conditions. A nurse practitioner is available to evaluate each patient and provide all necessary care, including but not limited to hospitalization. The extended hours reflect The West Clinic’s continued commitment to patient-centric care.
“We are excited about our new Saturday clinic,” according to Kurt Tauer, MD, FACP, “as it represents a continuation of our commitment to patient care at their discretion and convenience.”
It is the hope and goal of The West Clinic that the Saturday hours will prevent patients from having to access local emergency rooms by seeking care from the providers from which they are receiving treatment. This provides a unique opportunity for consistent quality care in an outpatient setting that West Clinic physicians deemed important in the delivery of care.
An additional benefit allows more flexibility for patients undergoing chemotherapy and the delivery of supportive medication administration. For working patients and caregivers, it allows for only one appointment during the work week. If a second is required, it can be scheduled on Saturday reducing additional time off from work. “The West Clinic is committed to reducing the burden of cancer in every way possible. Creating this more flexible scheduling reduces disruption to the lives of our patients who are busy balancing many time demands,” affirms Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP.
The model is designed to support the challenges of healthcare delivery to chemotherapy patients and provide additional support and convenience.
Currently, West Clinic patients can be referred to the Saturday clinic for assessment by the weekend on-call nurse or an appointment can be scheduled during the week. Any West Clinic patient regardless of physician is welcomed at the Saturday clinic.
For additional information call 901-683-0055