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Northwest Medical Specialties actively promotes the latest advancements in the field of cancer care and treatment in the South Sound region. Below are a few local and national organizations you might like to review that help provided direct health and wellness benefits to local residents:

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Since 1949, LLS has been dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

Partners in Personal Oncology (PiPO)

As a Seattle-based initiative, Partners in Personal Oncology links intellectual resources and technologies across institutions to optimize the care and treatment of cancer patients in Washington State. It is their ultimate goal to extend these benefits to cancer patients nationally and worldwide. Their operational model consists of integrated partnerships/alliances, to create an optimized point-of-care recommendation for each individual cancer patient. They serve as an engine directing cancer patients to treatments that are most likely to benefit them, increasing the efficiency of drug development and ultimately reducing cost.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

Washington state’s SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and health care choices to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our volunteer advisers, located around the state, can help you:

  • Assess health care coverage needs
  • Determine general eligibility for health care coverage programs
  • Evaluate and compare health insurance plans and programs
  • Provide enrollment help with Medicare
  • Speak with 1-800 Medicare on your behalf
  • Make referrals to other agencies and programs
  • Collect and report possible fraud complaints

Interested in seeing what’s coming to your area? View the SHIBA calendar of events.

South Sound CARE Foundation

The mission of the South Sound CARE Foundation is to advance the quality of cancer care by providing awareness and access to cutting-edge cancer clinical trials to South Sound residents. The Foundation is made up of a variety of community members that include survivors, social workers, and medical professionals all working together for the common goal of finding a cancer cure through continued research and clinical trials.

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists who work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, they have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Harmony Hill

We serve thousands every year: people living with cancer, seeking a retreat from daily life or wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. We’re proud to be known for generous hospitality and nurturing staff, as well as delicious meals and our spectacular site. Rental customers enjoy the added benefit of knowing they are helping support our mission — Inspiring healthy living for all and transforming lives affected by cancer.

HEALTH ALERT! For the safety of our patients and staff only patients will be allowed into our clinics and everyone MUST wear a mask. See additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 NOTICE

November 16, 2020 Update

IMPORTANT: NO VISITORS
During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID 19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID 19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID 19, which is both devastating and preventable.

We offer a virtual visit option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control