Despite economic and healthcare reform pressures, the community setting remains the most prevalent site of cancer care in the United States. Studies show community oncology is the most accessible, lowest cost, and equally effective site of care.
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is proud to be one of the largest and most progressive community oncology practices in the country. We demonstrate our commitment to the 19 communities we practice in by providing access to state of the art oncology care with a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, technicians, social workers, and other support staff. Everyone is working together to support the needs of the over 2000 people we see each day making us the largest provider of cancer care services in the state of Colorado.
While community oncology practices provide access to the latest technology in radiation therapy and participate in innovative clinical trials for new treatment agents, our biggest asset is our patient relationships and our commitment to treat everyone as an individual. Everyone’s healthcare journey is unique and we understand this when treating your cancer.
Another element that makes a community oncology practice successful is how the physicians are connected to all elements of decision making. Not only do they work to provide choices and help patients make clinical decisions, but they also have a control over how their clinics operate and work to serve their patient needs. This allows the practice to adapt to changing clinical and patient service needs.
A major consideration to all Americans is the cost of cancer care to the patient, insurance companies, and employers. The overall cost of cancer care in an academic medical center or hospital may be two to three times higher than the cost in a community based oncology practice. These savings for the same type of care keeps out of pocket costs down for patients and reduces the rate insurance increases.
When making your choice for your cancer care, we hope that you can embrace these principals of community oncology and our commitment to provide you and your family outstanding care.