MD Anderson's Mary Ann Weiser Suspicion of Cancer Clinic combines compassion, extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to evaluate new patients whose symptoms strongly suggest the presence of cancer-such as an unidentified mass or abnormality revealed via CT scan or X-ray- but offer no clear diagnosis. The clinic is the legacy of Mary Ann Weiser, M.D., Ph.D., who led its development.
Internal Medicine Perioperative Assessment Center (IMPAC)
This service assesses your medical status prior to surgery at MD Anderson. To do this, we need your assistance.
We ask you to bring:
- All your medicines in original bottles
- Names and contact information of all your doctors, especially PCP or cardiology
- Notify your cardiologist to fax to us your cardiac records or bring them to us
We may need to order additional testing, which may extend your stay in Houston. We will make every effort to coordinate your medical care with your primary physician. Therefore, it is important for you to bring us their contact information. Consults: 713-792-2340
Inpatient and Outpatient Consultation
An integrated team of General Internal Medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and internal medicine residents from The University of Texas Health Science Center see cancer patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis in consultation at the request of MD Anderson cancer specialists. Reasons for consultation include comprehensive assessment of surgical risk, assessment of hypertension, management of diabetes mellitus and other internal medicine needs.
In addition, patients seen in consultation may be followed by their GIM physician as needed for the duration of their care at MD Anderson Cancer.
GIM Inpatient Services
The Inpatient Service was established to provide medical care for selected patients who have been treated by a surgical or radiotherapy physician in the past and who present with a medical illness requiring acute internal medicine services. Medical oncology patients may be appropriate for this inpatient service depending upon the complexity of their medical problems. Consults: 713-563-7100
Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic (CRF)
An integrated team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurse clinicians provide a comprehensive approach to the management of fatigue. Patients at MD Anderson can be referred into the Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinic by their primary physician. Once patients are assessed utilizing various tools to measure the nature and extent of the fatigue burden, a specialized program of care can be offered. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and specialists in psychiatry and acupuncture, as well as self-hypnosis, help provide true multidisciplinary care.
Supervision of Ambulatory Treatment Center (ATC)
Services Provided: The Ambulatory Treatment Center (ATC) is a multiple-service treatment facility located in two buildings ATC Main and Mays.
Diseases Treated: Both of the locations treat adult patients with oncologic diagnosis. They provide infusions of standard and investigational chemotherapy regimens; blood, platelet, plasma and immunoglobulin transfusions; administration of fluids and electrolyte replacement; injections; transfusions of antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals; and infusion pump connection and disconnection.
Main campus :
Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 11 p.m.
One unit remains opened until the last patient has completed treatment
Saturday 7:15 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday 7:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sundays and closed in holidays
Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Section
The Section of Rheumatology in the Department of General Internal Medicine, has three in-house rheumatologists who provide clinical services for the diagnostic evaluations and interdisciplinary management of various diseases affecting joints and connective tissues, tailored to each patient's individual needs. In addition, the physicians have expertise in the diagnosis and therapeutic options for rheumatic manifestations related to malignancies and cancer treatment in cancer patients and survivors. The clinic includes an integrated Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic for better guidance and precision when performing certain procedures.
The section provides 24-hour inpatient consultation. Patients are also followed as outpatients in the MD Anderson Rheumatology Clinic after their discharge. Outpatient consultation can be requested and scheduled via Consult On-line or call 713-563-7100.
Hospitalist Care Section
This program services multiple areas of the hospital providing evaluation of complex medical problems experienced in hospitalized patients after hours. The service admits and directs the care of acutely-ill oncology patients, coordinates with clinic physicians at the time of admission and discharge. Referrals on line
Program for Healthy Aging
This program enables older patients to receive the most effective treatments possible, oncologic geriatricians focus on medical conditions typically associated with aging, such as chronic diseases and dementia, and on related health problems, such as motor disorders, polypharmacy, nutritional deficits, and geriatric syndromes.
Center For Lasting Effects
The center provides diagnosis and management of long-term or late effects of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery including chronic neurophathy, electrolyte imbalance, edema, orthostatic hypotension, hard to control hypertension and other complications. Consults On-line or call 713-792-2340.