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Do you have Medicare?

 

Don’t forget to bring your updated Medicare cards with you on your next visit to NWMS! Its important that we update your information as soon as possible to prevent any errors in billing.

Medicare mailed new cards between April 2018-April 2019.  To help protect your identity, your new card has a unique Medicare Number instead of your Social Security Number.  The new card won’t change your coverage or benefits.  Beginning January 1, 2020 Medicare requires that doctors, pharmacists, and other health care providers use your new unique Medicare Number for billing and processing claims on your behalf.

 

Here’s what you need to know:

• You can look up your Medicare Number or print a card on MyMedicare.gov.

• Destroy your old card (shred) once you get your new card.

• Call 1-800-MEDICARE if you didn’t get your card.

• There may be something that needs to be corrected, like updating your mailing address.

• Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask for your personal information.  Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card.

 

 

For more information you can go to: https://www.medicare.gov/forms-help-resources/your-medicare-card

 

Big News! Our New Cancer Center In Puyallup Is Now Open!

 

We are excited to announce that our new cancer center in Puyallup, WA is now open! We would like to thank our staff and patients for your support during the transition to the new building.

Our new address is: 2940 S Meridian Suite 200 Puyallup, WA 98373 

The new building will have a complete patient resource center supported by our social work, financial counseling and patient navigation teams! We will also have radiation services, naturopathic services and much more! Don’t forget we are open on Saturdays from 8am-3pm for acute care needs!

 

The NWMS Cancer Support Community Hosts Its First Annual Fall Festival!

 

November 15th, 2019

Last week NWMS employees and patients enjoyed an evening full of fun and games hosted by the NWMS Cancer Support Community!

Thank you to all the staff that came to help and the patients who came to have a fun night out, we hope to see you all again next year!

About Cancer Support Community: As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. This global network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda’s Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families.

  

 

 

 

NWMS Hosts Another Successful Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer Workshop

 

On November 7th, Andrea Veatch, MD, discussed the side effects, side-effect management and tools to overcome the social and emotional challenges of a lung cancer diagnosis. Thank you to those who participated and supported another successful workshop!

  

The NWMS Cancer Support Community hosts monthly events, be sure to check our Facebook and website for upcoming events!

https://www.nwmedicalspecialties.com/whats-new/nwms-patient-events/

Welcome Dr. Mohammed Kanaan!

 

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Mohammed Kanaan to NWMS! Dr. Kanaan joined us on October 14th! 

Dr. Kanaan completed his Hematology & Oncology Fellowships at  Michigan State University and University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Kanaan did his Internal Medicine Residency at McLaren Regional Hospital in Flint, Michigan, and his undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Surgery are from Amman, Jordan.  Dr. Kanaan has been practicing in Great Falls, Montana since 2015.  

In his spare time Dr. Kanaan enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and mountain biking. He also enjoys soccer, swimming, diving, running and cycling.

 

NWMS Proudly Sponsors The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

 

A few members of the NWMS team attended the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Tacoma, WA to support of The American Cancer Society. NWMS is proud to show our support for our community and the fight against cancer.

 

Learn About Making Strides
The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation – and we do more than just walk. We raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. But we can’t do any of this without the help of people like you.

NWMS Welcomes Sarah Coughlin, ARNP!

Please join us in welcoming the newest provider to our oncology team! Welcome Sarah Coughlin, ARNP!

Sarah is a certified registered nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Sarah recently moved to the Pacific Northwest with her family. She is looking forward to taking advantage of the mountains and low humidity that Western Washington has to offer. She is a proud mother, military wife, and Navy veteran.

“I’m excited to join the team at NWMS. I want to make a difference by providing quality, compassionate care to patient and their families.” – Sarah

The NWMS Cancer Support Community Hosts Another Successful Multiple Myeloma Workshop

 

This week the NWMS Cancer Support Community team hosted another successful Multiple Myeloma Workshop!

During the workshop, Dr. Sibel Blau and Dr. Tony Blau presented updates regarding Multiple Myeloma as well as information about All4Cure. 

All4Cure brings together patients, clinicians and researchers in a common online platform. Patients share their medical information in the hope of receiving input from other participants (“all for one”), while allowing their experiences to benefit other patients (“one for all”). Their initial focus is on a form of blood cancer called Myeloma.

Learn more here!

 

 

Thank you to Abra, Eunice, Taylor, Caitlyn and Donna for their work on setting these educational workshops up for our patients! Don’t forget to check the events page of our website for upcoming workshops.