Parkview Adventist Medical Center – Hospital in Brunswick, Maine

Oncology and Hematology

Drs. Trudi Chase and Charles Tashima are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for people with cancer and blood disesases in the Parkview Oncology and Hematology and Infusion Center.  It is a warm, comfortable setting with caring, wonderful nurses and staff to see to our patients’ every need.

The staff works collaboratively to provide personalized care that addresses a patient’s emotional and physicial needs, all the while monitoring a patient’s care every step of the way, maintaining close coordination with the patient’s primary care physicians.  Parkview’s Oncology and Hematology staff strives to provide user friendly and seamless care that focuses on you, the person.

Dr. Trudi Chase, M.D., is Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine; Dr. Charles Tashima, M.D. is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

PHONE:  (207) 319-1847  fax: (207) 319-1897 

As a full-service hospital dedicated to providing the most advanced and comprehensive care, Parkview offers a wide array of services:

*Consultation and ongoing care for patients diagnosed with cancer, blood diseases and related medical problems

*Outpatient infusion center providing chemotherapy, biologic therapy, intravenous fluids, antibiotics and selected blood product transfusion

*Supporting laboratory services

*Access to oncology social work services

*Access to clinical cancer research trials through affiliation with Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC)

*Expertise in palliative and end of life care

*Access to genetic counseling

*Referral to other health care providers for consultation as needed or requested

*Pain management:  we believe that patients need to have their pain managed effectively so they can enjoy a quality life.

Our Oncology Nursing Staff is available in the office to assess your needs and to answer your questions.  In addition to administering chemotherapy, the nursing staff plays an integral role in helping to resolve many problems such as pain, nausea, diarrhea or constipation.

For URGENT PROBLEMS and AFTER-HOURS CARE, please call our office at: (207) 319-1847.  During regular office hours, your call will be returned as quickly as possible.  For emergencies after hours, please call our office. Your call will be answered by our answering service, which will notify the on-call physician immediately.  Your call should be returned promptly, but occasionally, communications fail.  If the physician has not called you back within 20 minutes, please call us again, or go to the nearest emergency room and have that facility call our office.

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Patient Comments:

“The infusion room is comfortable and comforting with artwork, a view outside and staffed by caring people. ”  “All the nurses are so caring, they make me feel like I am a part of their family or a dear friend.” “(Dr. Chase) doesn’t just listen to me, she hears me and therefore we can be an effective team to work on my treatment.”   ~Heidi Wolfe, patient

“I found much help from the infusion center in being treated for four months with chemotherapy.  Not only did I find the personnel competent professionals through and through in their knowledge and procedures of administering medication, but their simple human caring and readiness to answer questions and concerns did much to assuage my anxiety and help put my body and mind at ease…my thanks to all the doctors, nurses, technicians and office workers of the infusion center who kjnow this and practice it every day.”  ~Brad Mitchell, patient

“Everyone I’ve met, they are consummate professionals and very caring in their approach to the whole experience in the office. They listen very well to me, communicate clearly and openly with me, take the time I need to feel comfortable about the course of treatment needed, discuss options openly, and are compassionate and truly caring in all their interactions.  I’ve been to two other Hematology offices where this was not true.”  “Whether it’s when I’ve gotten an infection and called in to get remote assistance and pharmacy calls, or when I come in for regular blood checks, or when I see Dr. Chase, or get an infusion to boost my immune system, or even when my Mom died and they sent me a card signed by the whole staff, everyone has been kind and treated me with respect and caring.  Believe me when I say that this makes a huge difference to someone that is facing this process for the rest of his life!  I surely wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone, but for those who are unlucky like me to get it, I hope you are as lucky as I’ve been to receive this level of compassionate and highly skilled care from Dr. Chase and the team!”  ~Bob Dittrich, patient

Listen to Dr. Chase on WHOM 94.9 FM…Medical Minutes:  Trudi Chase MEDICAL MINUTE #!; Trudi Chase Medical Minute #2

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