Even though George had recently lost his health insurance, Dr. Patel worked with the hospitalists at Deer Valley Medical Center and Adrienne Briggs, MD, to provide George the care he needed with clinical experts in HonorHealth’s Acute Leukemia Program, one of the few programs in Arizona that treats adult blood cancers. George was also connected with an HonorHealth case manager who helped him obtain insurance coverage. “I was amazed with the entire care team. Stephanie, my case manager, was on it and helped me through the whole insurance part. She gave me different options and made it painless,” said George.
George started his 30-day treatment in the Acute Leukemia Program at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. “I was amazed with the whole procedure. The team was awesome and really made me feel at home. I couldn’t have any visitors due to the COVID-19 visitor restrictions, but the care team was great and helped me to stay positive,” said George.
On the road to recovery
“Mr. Lay did great with his Leukemia Induction therapy. He is in remission and will finish his therapy (about six months) in our outpatient clinic,” stated Dr. Briggs. He’s very thankful for the care team and all they did to provide him with excellent care while partnering with others across the organization to help him obtain insurance coverage for his treatments. “Thank you for treating me like part of your family, rather than just a patient,” said George.