Patients with diseases like cancer and heart and lung disease now have a home base for holistic care at the UAB Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic. The Clinic provides support and comfort to patients at all stages of their disease, from diagnosis to post-treatment, focusing not only on physical, but emotional needs. The clinic culls from UAB’s roster of experts—psychologists, nutritionists, massage therapists, and physical therapists, in addition to doctors and nurses—to provide each patient the expertise he or she needs to successfully achieve and maintain their maximum physical, emotional, spiritual, and social potential.
“We’re coordinating and integrating care for the patients across the whole spectrum,” Elizabeth Kvale, MD, told The Birmingham News. Kvale is the medical director of the Supportive Care and Survivorship program at UAB.
The Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic serves patients with diagnoses of cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dementia, and more.
Patients do not need a referral, and a broad range of insurance coverage is accepted. For more information about the clinic, click here, or call 205.934.9999 .