Your First Appointment

Consultation with a Radiation Oncologist


Before we meet, most patients have had testing by another physician to determine if cancer is present and at what stage. To determine if radiation therapy is right for your situation, we will meet you for a consultation.

  1. Plan to meet with us for 1-2 hours.
  2. When you arrive at Turville Bay, you will meet with one of our oncology certified nurse’s. She will take your pulse, blood pressure, weight, and health history.
  3. She will discuss radiation treatment, including possible side effects.
  4. Then you’ll meet with a Radiation Oncologist, a physician that’s specialized in treating cancer with radiation therapy.
  5. He/she will take the information you bring with you.
  6. Together we’ll review your medical history with you.
  7. The physician will perform a physical examination.
  8. The radiation oncologist may communicate a great deal of information in a short period of time.
  9. Family members or significant others are encouraged to accompany you on this visit.
  10. You may want to bring a prepared list of questions.
  11. You might ask another person to take notes and ask questions.

To comply with current health care standards, Turville Bay does not allow the use of recording devices or cameras on its property. Protected health information (including pictures) should never reside on a personal portable device. Your privacy is important to us.

After the examination, the doctor will discuss your treatment options (including benefits and risks) and give a recommendation. If it is decided that radiation treatment is right for you, a treatment planning appointment will be scheduled.

First appointment at Turville Bay

Appointment duration at Turville Bay
1st Appointment Duration: 1-2 hours

“Getting to know you and talking about your concerns is an important part of caring for your overall health.”

Dr. James Richardson