Riverside uses a team approach to a lung cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up to assure that patients get the best coordinated and most effective care possible.

The team consists of numerous physician specialists and subspecialists along with nurses and radiation therapists who are trained in cancer care. Pain management specialists, nutritionists, social workers and counselors, as well as a wide range of other medical and allied health care professionals, meet on a regular basis to discuss treatments, personal and emotional needs, and any other aspects of care and support that the patient needs.

Cancer Surgery

Riverside Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic surgeons are physicians who specialize in chest surgery, including lung cancer surgeries.

Riverside Surgical Specialists

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Medical oncologists are physicians who are specially trained in the treatment of cancer with drugs.

Riverside Peninsula Cancer Institute & Infusion Center

Riverside Shore Cancer Center (in Onancock):

Riverside Cancer Specialists of Tidewater & Infusion Center

Radiation Oncology

A radiation oncologist is a physician specialist who uses radiation therapy to treat cancer.


Patient navigation
Cancer patient navigators become a personal guide through the complexities of health care in general and cancer care in particular.

  • Francie Verniel, BS, RN, OCN Lung Cancer Patient Navigator

Outreach and education

  • Fran Holcomb, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Educator