At the Lung Cancer Care Clinic at Winship Cancer Institute, lung cancer specialists and a nurse navigator help guide you and your family through the best treatment options for you, all in a single visit. When you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, seeing four doctors in one trip means you can save yourself time and energy and start treatment sooner.
Why are we unique?
You will see up to four physicians in one trip.
In one visit, you will be evaluated by a team of up to four specialists trained in lung cancer care – doctors in interventional pulmonology, thoracic surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. You and your care team will decide on the best, most minimally invasive treatment plan for you so you can begin treatment right away.
You will have someone to help you navigate your treatment.
An experienced nurse navigator will be with you at your appointment to answer all your questions. Our nurse navigator specializes in lung cancer care and can help with scheduling, follow-ups and support services.
You will have access to clinical trials.
The Lung Cancer Care Clinic at Winship is different from other lung clinics because it is affiliated with the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, Georgia's only NCI-designated Cancer Center. This means that you will have access to ground-breaking chemotherapy trials, radiation therapy protocols and the latest drug discoveries in cancer care. Our nurse navigator can talk to you about whether a clinical trial would be right for you.
The Lung Cancer Care Clinic at Winship is designed to support you and your family as you navigate your cancer care. We offer supportive services that are free or covered by most insurance plans. Talk to our nurse navigator to learn more.
We welcome your questions and requests for help. If you are a new patient, here is more information to help familiarize you with Winship and give you an idea of what to expect on your first visit.
- Director, Interventional Pulmonology Program
- Emory University Hospital Midtown
Dr. Berkowitz is a pulmonologist and Emory University faculty member who works with our lung cancer treatment team to deliver high-quality care to Winship patients.
- Surgical Director, Thoracic Oncology Program
- Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Dr. Force has a national reputation as an outstanding thoracic surgeon whose research focuses on outcomes in lung transplantation and thoracic diseases.
- Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Emory University School of Medicine
A board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Higgins specializes in the treatment of lung, head and neck cancers.