How to Refer a Patient

McLaren Proton Therapy Center physicians value the continuing relationship with referring physicians to ensure the best care for patients. Our experts are committed to communicating with referring physicians before, during and after your patient goes through their treatment schedule.

If you think proton therapy may be the best option for your patient, call us to schedule a physician-to-physician case review, or send us a referral form.

Introducing your patient to proton therapy

Potential proton therapy candidates may be introduced to this treatment with an initial visit to the McLaren Proton Therapy Center. If distance is an issue for your patient, a virtual visit may be an option. Our radiation oncologists and patient navigator can set up a virtual visit to help introduce your patient to the benefits of proton therapy. Right now, our physicians schedule virtual visits with potential proton therapy candidates at McLaren Northern Michigan, with plans to expand this service. Following the introductory visit to the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, or the virtual visit, if your patient feels proton therapy is right for them, an in-person consultation will be scheduled. Call our patient navigator at (855) MY-PROTON for more information.

Insurance Assistance

Our insurance patient advocate is on your patient’s side to navigate the process with all insurance carriers. Our goal is to help your patient receive the treatment that’s best for their cancer case.

Collaborative treatment

During your patient’s treatment at McLaren Proton Therapy Center, our radiation oncologists will remain transparent, and deliver updates on the treatment process and status of your patient’s cancer. Referring physicians are also part of the planning process for patients and may participate in the case review meetings.

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Travel and Lodging

Patients who travel long distances to receive treatment at McLaren Proton Therapy Center are given the low-cost option to stay at the Hospitality House at McLaren. The Hospitality House provides a home-away-from-home for patients and their families. Rooms are available for a suggested donation.

McLaren Hospitality House in Flint, Michigan provides comfortable, extended-stay housing at no or minimal cost and to create a healing, caring and comfortable environment for patients and their caregivers who are traveling long distances for treatment