Winship has the subspecialized, multidisciplinary teams to improve cancer care with individualized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs. Our appointment center representatives can help you and your patients with the following:
- Find the right physician for referral
- Locate a Winship clinic and center for disease-specific programs
- Plan your patient's first visit
- Discuss financial coverage
- Obtain patient and family resource information
- Discover open clinical trials
- Learn about nurse navigation, support groups, spiritual health and survivorship
Winship experts are also available for a second opinion.
You or your staff may refer a patient by contacting us Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 1-888-WINSHIP or (404) 778-1900 or via email. Fax patient records to (404) 778-1251.
Additional Physician Referral Numbers
The following programs provide additional telephone numbers for physician referrals:
Items to Provide with Your Referral
When referring a patient you may be asked to provide the following:
- Pathology reports: Tissue, bone marrow biopsy
- Lab reports
- X-ray and scan reports
- History and Physical
- Office notes
- Treatment records: chemotherapy, radiation, etc.
- Operative reports
- Hospital discharge summaries
- Copy of your patient's insurance card, front and back
Fax items above with cover sheet to (404) 778-1251.
Refer a Patient for Proton Therapy
Referring physicians with questions about proton therapy and its appropriateness for their patient's individual cancers can schedule a consultation with a Winship radiation oncology expert by calling 1-833-3PROTON (1-833-377-6866).
Learn About our Clinical Trials
As Georgia's National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is conducting clinical research to develop new and more effective approaches for preventing, detecting, treating and surviving cancer. We offer an extensive portfolio of clinical trials providing your patients with access to novel treatments that are not yet available through standard clinical practice.
Many patients with cancer decide to take part in a clinical trial based on the information provided by their doctor. As a referring physician, you can encourage their involvement by making them aware of clinical trials and educating them on the potential benefits and risks of participation. Need assistance in talking to patients about clinical trials? The National Institutes of Health provides practical advice for discussing clinical trials with oncology patients.