Patient Navigation

What is Patient Navigation?

Patients at McMinnville Internal Medicine who receive a diagnosis of: Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, Renal Failure, and coagulation defects requiring Coumadin Therapy, are assigned a nurse who oversees specialty referrals, testing, prior authorizations, and medication management.  The nurse navigator is available for questions and support for patients and family members with the goal of ensuring that patients who receive a life changing diagnosis understand their condition and the referral and treatment developed for him or her.  The nurse navigator serves as a single point of contact for patients and is available to address and assist with any questions or issues that arise.


Navigation Resources for patients:




Renal (Kidney) Failure

Heart Failure

Coumadin Therapy