(EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Nassar Janbay is an oncologist in Oklahoma City and is affiliated with Integris Southwest Medical Center. Medical oncologists diagnose and treat cancers and benign and malignant tumors. They use surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone manipulation, and other therapies. And because of the severity of these treatments, patients often need help beyond their own families.)
Q. Why would you recommend a home care agency such SYNERGY instead of hospice for your patients?
It depends on the patient. Sometimes they still have time and they need help at home so I recommend SYNERGY. That's why. We call on SYNERGY to help them. The home care services for seniors are invaluable.
Q. Hospice comes in to work with them later in their life?
Hospice is a different story, a different stage of the cancer. If they have more time to live, we recommend SYNERGY to help them — eating, dressing, etc. This is critical, particularly for dementia patients.
Q. What distinguishes SYNERGY as a home care agency?
They do a good job. They call the patient right away. I think they are doing fine.
(Dr. Nassar Janbay is an oncologist in Oklahoma City and is affiliated with Integris Southwest Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Damascus University/ Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 31 years. He refers many of his senior patients to SYNERGY for home care services.)