Patient Navigators

When seeking healthcare in the area, patients are not alone. We are pleased to have certified patient navigators to help patients and families through the complex world of cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up care to make your experience as seamless as possible.

Our patient navigators provide:

  • Educational and emotional support through face to face contact with the patient and family before and after diagnosis.
  • Rapid scheduling and coordination of consultations with Surgery, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology.
  • Helpful information to patients about their specific cancer and treatment options.
  • Assistance in reviewing the advice of the patient’s doctor.
  • Assistance in linking patients to support services offered through the American Cancer Society and other agencies, financial assistance programs, home health agencies, hospice and support groups.
  • Access to oncology literature.

Community Care Physicians has patient navigators who specialize in oncology, breast cancer and lung cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Community Care Physicians’ Oncology Nurse Navigator – Elizabeth (Liz) Stockwell, BSN, RN, OCN
Lung Cancer Nurse Navigator – Lindsay Hall, BSN, RN
Breast Patient Navigators – Danielle Harmon, CNBA and Michaela (Mickey) Gagliardi, CN-BA

For lung and breast cancer specifically, our lung cancer and breast cancer patient navigators assist patients through the process of of screening and diagnosis. They serve as a single point of contact for patients until treatment begins, at which point Community Care Physicians’ Nurse Navigator will support our patients through the process.

Meet Elizabeth “Liz” Stockwell, BSN, RN, OCN

Liz Stockwell is a certified oncology nurse and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from SUNY Polytechnic in Utica, NY, and her associate degree at Memorial School of Nursing in Albany, NY. At Community Care, Liz provides support for patients and families when they receive a new cancer diagnosis and helps guide them through the process, assists in making referrals, scheduling appointments, and coordinating care. She loves being able to help patients at a difficult and vulnerable time in their lives and building a relationship as she assists them in meeting their needs and guiding them through their journey. Liz believes in listening to patients and advocating for them while caring for them as a whole.

Outside medicine, Liz is an active member of her local church. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her two nephews and niece, traveling, being outdoors (hiking/camping), and trying new restaurants.