Cancer Screening Services
Williamson Medical Group’s board-certified gastroenterologists offer advanced services and procedures with specialized training in diagnosing, managing and healing the gastrointestinal system.
To schedule a colonoscopy, call 615-791-2330.
A dedication to personalized, timely and informative care, along with our continued commitment to quality is what sets us apart. All physician members on our team ensure a patient-centered approach, not only focusing on the disease itself, but also the quality of life, empowerment and survivorship of each patient.
To schedule a mammogram, call 615-435-5022.
The U.S. Preventative Task Force recommends annual screening with a low-dose CT for those who are most likely to develop lung cancer. Additionally, lung screenings can identify lung conditions such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or cancer earlier so they can be treated sooner. Contact your insurance provider to see if you are covered for this screening.
To schedule your lung screening, talk with your physician or call Williamson Medical Center’s Imaging Scheduling department at 615-435-5022.
Williamson Medical Center’s accredited cancer program offers a variety of cancer services, providing a multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of high quality community-centered cancer care.
Williamson Medical Center provides patients with a broad range of prevention, diagnostic, treatment, survivorship and supportive services. Our goal is to meet each patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs, close to home. Williamson Medical Center is a designated Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.
At Williamson Medical Center, we utilize a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. This involves physicians across the cancer care continuum that collaborate on treatment options, current evidence based guidelines and clinical trial options. Examples of physicians involved in cancer care are our cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, and radiation oncologists. Williamson Medical Center’s Oncology Unit is staffed by chemotherapy certified nurses. Furthermore, our nurses are required to have annual ongoing education specific to oncology, reinforcing their commitment to staying up-to-date regarding the care of our patients. Some key aspects of Williamson Medical Center’s commitment to the care of patients with cancer include:
- Health promotion and disease prevention initiatives including cancer screenings, community and work-site seminars, education classes and support groups, much of which is offered free to the community.
- Attendance by physicians and staff at biweekly multidisciplinary cancer conferences to discuss patient care, treatment and outcomes.
- A Cancer Registry to input and report all cancer cases diagnosed at our facility to the National Cancer Database. This enables medical and administrative staff to identify cancer disparities in our community and continuously manage and improve patient care and services more effectively.
- Dedicated oncology navigators to guide patients and families starting at suspicious finding and throughout the continuum of care.
Accreditation with Commendations
Williamson Medical Center holds accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (COC). This certification has been maintained for over 10 years.
Accreditation is given only to those facilities that voluntarily commit to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and undergo a rigorous evaluation. Accreditation means area residents have access to a comprehensive cancer program with a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.
Unique to Williamson Medical Center’s cancer program are breast health and lung navigators who guide patients along their journey from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive and quality care
The COC accreditation is awarded every three years to facilities and programs that adhere to high quality standards of cancer care. This results from an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor who confirms WMC’s cancer program meets all the standards.