Story by: Menisa Marshall on November 6, 2020
Masses, lumps or abnormalities may or may not be cancer. Making a determination can be quite complicated and requires access to state-of-the-art testing, knowledgeable specialists who can make the right referral, and follow-up.
For those who’ve developed something of concern and want it checked by a cancer specialist, Norton Cancer Institute offers expedited access to advanced evaluation and diagnostic services.
Two clinics are available — one is located in the St. Matthews area and another newly opened clinic on West Hill Street provides easier access to patients in West Louisville.
Oncologist Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, chief administrative officer, Norton Medical Group, and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute, will see patients at the West Hill Street clinic with a team of advanced practice providers and support staff. They will be able to make assessments rapidly for an array of medical conditions and offer expedited work-up and access to advanced, dedicated diagnostic testing and evaluation.
Schedule an appointment on West Hill Street or in St. Matthews
Call (502) 559-1970
“Norton Healthcare has made a commitment to bring the best care possible to every community in Louisville, and this clinical service adds to the extensive presence in these communities,” Dr. Flynn said.
In June 2020, Norton Healthcare announced five initiatives to address health care and racial inequalities communitywide. This commitment included investing $20 million over five years to address health needs in underserved areas.
The five initiatives address various policies and needs. They all, however, reflect a focus on identifying and removing obstacles that prevent people in underserved areas from receiving the health care they deserve.
Either of these evaluation and diagnostic clinics can arrange for extensive, state-of-the-art evaluation and follow-up laboratory tests, X-rays and advanced imaging procedures like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Specific types of biopsies can be scheduled as indicated.
Should testing determine a malignancy or other diagnosis, patients will be referred to the appropriate specialists for follow-up, consultation and treatment plans. If cancer is not indicated, other specialty care referrals will be made, with primary care providers looped in to maintain continuity of care.
720 W. Hill St.
Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Suite 300
3991 Dutchmans Lane
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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