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Cancer Patient Navigation Services

We know that navigating cancer treatment can be complicated. Part of the O’Neal difference is our team of Cancer Nurse Navigators who are with you every step of your journey. The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB offers navigation services to all new cancer patients at UAB Medicine. The navigation team works directly with patients and their caregivers to help ensure a personalized and coordinated care experience – from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship.

The team is made up of registered nurses with oncology experience and special training in care navigation. Our oncology nurse navigators along with oncology-trained care guides (patient navigators) actively connect patients with the many support services available at our center and address any issues that may arise during the cancer treatment journey.

Our navigators serve on disease-specific teams to ensure that each patient’s unique needs are identified and addressed and that the details of care are carefully coordinated. Alongside our clinic staff, navigators help answer questions, recommend educational materials, coordinate treatment plans, and resolve any problems.

Meet Our Oncology Nurse Navigators

Cancer Nurse Navigator Kevin Beaubouef, RN, BSN, OCN Kevin coordinates care for patients in the Hematology Oncology Specialty Unit (HOSU) at UAB Hospital.
Katherine Brinker, RN, BSN Katherine Brinker, RN, BSN Katherine coordinates care for patients of the Head and Neck Clinic at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Sherrell Brown, RN, BSN Sherrell Brown, RN, BSN Sherrell coordinates care for patients being treated for breast cancer.
Ladona Cook, RN, BSN Ladona Cook, RN, BSN Ladona coordinates care for patients being treated for genitourinary cancer.
Jeanne Dockery, RN, BSN, OCN Jeanne Dockery, RN, BSN, OCN Jeanne coordinates care for patients of the Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic (IDBC) at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Edna Foshee, RN, BSN Edna Foshee, RN, BSN Edna coordinates care for patients being treated for leukemia and benign hematological conditions
Jennifer Keef, RN, BSN Jennifer Keef, RN, BSN Jennifer coordinates care for patients being treated for lung cancer.
Kirsten Larsen, MSBMS, RN, BSN Kirsten Larsen, MSBMS, RN, BSN Kirsten coordinates care for patients being treated for multiple myeloma.
Ella Lovejoy, RN, BSN, OCN Ella Lovejoy, RN, BSN, OCN Ella coordinates care for patients of the Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic (IDBC) at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Christyna Malone-Frazier, RN, BSN, MPH Christyna Malone-Frazier, RN, BSN, MPH Christyna coordinates care for patients being treated for gastrointestinal cancer.
Shay Moore, RN, OCN Shay Moore, RN, OCN, BSN Shay coordinates care for patients being treated for gynecologic cancer.
Tracy Philips, RN, BSN Tracy Philips, RN, BSN Tracy coordinates care for patients being treated for head and neck cancer.
Kathleen Romunstaad, RN, BSN, OCN Kathleen Romunstaad, RN, BSN, OCN Kathleen coordinates care for patients of the Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic (IDBC) at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Paige Shoop, MSN, RN, BSN, CNOR Paige Shoop, MSN, RN, BSN, CNOR Paige coordinates care for patients of the Genitourinary Clinic at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Robin Steeves, RN, BSN Robin Steeves, RN, BSN Robin coordinates care for patients being treated for melanoma and sarcoma.
Callie Stone, RN, BSN Callie Stone, RN, BSN Callie coordinates care for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Bethany Taylor, RN, BSN Bethany Taylor, RN, BSN Beth coordinates care for patients being treated for lymphoma.
Karen Waldrop, RN, BSN, OCN Karen Waldrop, RN, BSN, OCN Karen coordinates care for patients being treated for gastrointestinal cancer.
Susan Weingarten, RN, BSN, OCN Susan Weingarten, RN, BSN, OCN Susan coordinates care for patients being treated for gynecologic cancer.
Shelly Young, RN, BSN Shelly Young, RN, BSN Shelly coordinates care for patients being treated for lung cancer.

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