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- Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) Chemotherapy Services is opened Mondays to Fridays (except for holidays) from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
- Scheduling of patients is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- All chemotherapy agents that will be requested from the pharmacy department should be reserved in accordance with the Reservation of Chemotherapy Agents
- All patients will be treated as soon as he/she arrives at the unit. In events when a patient comes late due to reasons of doing, treatment will be rearranged at patient's convenience.
Reservation of Chemotherapy Agents
- Chemotherapy Service Head : Antonio Villalon, MD
- Area Manager : Ma. Magdalena Consad, RN
- Unit Manager : Ruby Ann M. Panaligan, RN
- Oncology Nurse : Michael Esguerra, RN
- Oncology Pharmacist : Sheryll Ann Limson, RPh
- : Ma. Gemli Serrano, RPh
- : Regan Maraingan, RPh
- MDH Chemotherapy Services caters to cancer chemotherapy and administration of related drugs to all patients referred by duly recognized physician of Manila Doctors Hospital.
- Patients admitted in this service should have their prior consultation from their attending physician. A physician's order should be provided before the chemotherapy session.
- A consent form for chemotherapy is required signed by the patient, and witnessed by the relative at the start of the chemotherapy session.
- Trained oncology personnel render the treatment as ordered. Assessment, preparation, administration and monitoring of condition during the infusion are all included in our service.
- In cases of adverse events, the case is referred to the Attending Physician / Resident on-duty.
- Charges for the use of the room, medicines and other supplies are in accordance with the Chemotherapy Settlement of Accounts Guidelines.
- Patient may be allowed to have a relative or a companion in the unit in accordance to the Patient Relative / Companion Guidelines
Patient Relative/Companion Guidelines
- Only one companion per patient is allowed to stay with patient throughout chemotherapy session.
- Only the patients are allowed to eat inside the unit. Patients are allowed to bring their own utensils.
- Cleanliness and proper disposal of garbage should be observed inside the unit.
- Companion with upper respiratory tract infection or any communicable diseases should not be allowed to enter the unit to avoid the exposure of cancer patients to such diseases.
- Silence inside the room should always be maintained.
- Patients and relatives should always be responsible for their own belongings. Oncology Personnel will not be held liable for any losses.
- Charging of electrical gadgets such as cell phones, inside the unit is not allowed.
- Charges for the room will be based on the updated room rate.
- Separate charges for medicines will be made.
- All payment slip will be issued to the patient's relative or companion to be settled at the cashier. The Oncology Personnel should be informed if the payments will be settled using credit cards.
- For charges c/o company, insurance, or HMOs, a duly approved LOA should be presented. All documents will then be forwarded to the credit and collection section.
- Official receipts should be surrendered to the Oncology Personnel after settlement of accounts for the recording of the OR number.
- Pending charges should be settled prior to the next chemotherapy session.
Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) Chemotherapy Service is a specialized area which was opened on January 200I. Its major responsibility is to provide chemotherapy treatment to cancer patients on an ambulatory setting. Preparation of chemotherapy agents, administration of chemotherapy agents, adverse events monitoring and emotional support to patients are some of the services rendered in this section performed by trained oncology nurses and pharmacist.