Care Coordination

Ongoing care coordination is provided by experienced oncology clinicians and support staff who are available to assist you throughout your treatment with symptom management and nutrition needs.

The goal of care coordination is to help you manage your physical, psychosocial and emotional needs as well as act as your primary contact. The care coordination team performs many functions including providing medication and diagnoses education, symptom monitoring, as well as addressing barriers to care, including financial and transportation assistance. Your care coordinator will assist you with creating and understanding your personalized plan of care and help facilitate communication between your oncologist and other providers.

Patients enrolled in programs such as Principal Care Management (PCM) or Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) program will be assigned a care coordinator. The PCM program is available to Medicare and most Medicare Advantage patients who have one serious, complex chronic condition. EOM is specifically designed for Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries with seven specific types of cancers: breast cancer, chronic leukemia, small intestine/colorectal cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and prostate cancer.

Patients also have access to a wide range of services and resources that help improve their overall health and well-being including support from dietitians to minimize the impact of cancer on daily life.

Meet Your Oncology Dietitian

Carolina Blanco

Carolina Blanco-Cortes, MPH, RD, CNSC

Carolina has been a practicing registered dietitian since 2015. She earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of California, Berkeley, before completing a master’s degree in public health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is experienced in nutrition education and managing various cancer types in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is bilingual with native fluency in Spanish.

Carolina provides education and evidence-based recommendations to help support the nutritional needs of patients and caregivers before, during and after cancer treatment. She enjoys helping patients optimize their nutrition status and find foods that they can enjoy during treatment.