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head and neck cancer program navigator

Patient Services & Navigation

Contact: James DiGristina, BSN, RN
Patient Navigator, Head and Neck Program
Work Cell Phone: 315-466-8857
Office Phone: 315-464-6044

The Upstate Head and Neck Program offers a navigator to all its patients. Our RN navigator's main goal is to coordinate your care so that, from diagnosis to recovery, your care is comprehensive and efficient. Our navigator will also connect you to resources and services important to your care and recovery.

Your trained navigator will work with you directly to explain treatment paths and guide you toward your treatment goals, identify barriers to meeting your goals and follow up regularly to track your treatment and recovery process. The navigator is your personal expert, liaison, and advocate between you and the services provided.