Chrys II Center
I Am Chrys Two – Chrysanthemum…Health & Comfort
Dedicated to providing comprehensive care of the highest quality in cancer management, Chrys II Center provides Integrative, Supportive and Palliative Care Services. Members of the Services work alongside the primary medical specialists & attending physicians who are administering the main modalities of cancer treatment and patient care coordination, seeking to ease distress while remaining mindful of patient and family needs, values, beliefs, culture, and economics. Chrys II Center caters also to non-cancer cases with similar needs.
SUPPORTIVE, INTEGRATIVE, PALLIATIVE, HOSPICE, & HOME CARE – this incorporates the principles of supportive and palliative care into the treatment of patients from the time of diagnosis, in any stage of the disease, for all types of serious illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, advanced diseases of the heart, lungs, kidney and liver, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia.
Supportive care is dedicated more towards issues around treatment management and post-treatment issues, including co-morbidity management (various medical disciplines come in – e.g., dermatology, neurology, pulmonology, infectious disease medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, etc). Palliative care is dedicated more on issues frequent towards and at the end of life. Palliative care includes a broad range of interventions that together help the patient and family maintain a good quality of life while living with the disease, and allow the patient with advanced illness to face the end of life while admitted in the hospital or discharged for home. The palliative care services include Psychosocial Distress Screening, Individual/Family Counselling, Pain & Symptom Control, Rehabilitation Medicine, Advanced Care Planning, Hospice Care, Grief Counselling, Survivorship Program, Patient Navigation/Care Coordination, Home Care, Support Groups (Cancer, Pain, Grief, Care-providers)
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE is used together with conventional medicine in a deliberate manner that is personalized, evidence-based and safe. This includes Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture, Art, Music, Laughter, Aromatherapy, Yoga, Spiritual, Care, Journaling. This Chrys II Center service is under Dr Roy Cuison and the Department of Family Medicine
PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY is a mainstream of Chrys II Center under Dr Madeleine Mallilin and the Department of Psychiatry
REHABILITATION MEDICINE is given by the AHMC Rehabilitation Clinic under Dr Joy Ples Evangelista and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
PAIN CONTROL is also given by the AHMC Pain Management Clinic under Dr Dolma Santos and the Department of Anaesthesia
NUTRITION & DIETETICS is given by the AHMC Nutrition Clinic under Ms Juvy Martillos
HOSPICE-IN-HOSPITAL is administered by Hospice Care Nurses under Dr Rumalie Corvera and the Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with Sonoran Winds Hospice Inc & Ruth Foundation HOSPICE-AT-HOME for purposes of quality continuity of care in the community.
MULTI-SPECIALTY PARTNERS – mainly with hepatology (with the surgeons in the Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Clinic), dermatology (eg, skin tumors; skin adverse events), pulmonology (smoking cessation, bronchoscopy, lung tumor symptomatology control), gastroenterology (endoscopy, drug side effects), endocrinology (endocrine tumors, symptomatology control), neurology (spinal tap, brain tumors, symptomatology control), hematology (BMA, co-morbidity control), nephrology (co-morbidity control), infectious disease medicine (co-morbidity control), cardiology (co-morbidity control), dental medicine (clearance prior radiotherapy for Head-Neck tumors)
Rumalie Corvera, MD (Palliative Care Specialist) – Center Coordinator
Currently at Upper Ground Floor-UGF, Tower 2; 8 am to 5 pm
Contact no: #771-9000 loc 8139