The Support, Treat and Rehabilitate (STAR) Program provides patients with coordinated rehabilitation by a team of certified cancer rehabilitation professionals. Each team member provides expertise, guidance, training and support. Our STAR Program is dedicated to “whole person healing” for cancer survivors. This “gold standard” program truly elevates cancer care and helps improve quality of life. This program is available in Ventura County through Radiation Oncology Centers.
As a STAR Program patient, you will receive coordinated and complete rehabilitation treatment to help improve the issues that affect your daily life. Your cancer rehabilitation plan will depend on individualized goals that focus on increasing strength and energy, managing pain, and improving your quality of life.
Our specially trained team of medical professionals is an integral part of the STAR Program. They design and coordinate your personal rehabilitation plan. Our experienced team includes:
Dr. O’Connor explains, "We actively sought a program that would systematically identify loss and needs of the cancer patient, and subsequently provide the physical, nutritional, and psychological rehabilitation best suited for an individual. The nationally acclaimed STAR Program was identified as the gold standard. Now we have a full team of specialists to choreograph the curative therapies and ‘whole person healing’ – the ultimate goal of our collective efforts." Dr. O’Connor adds, "The response has been tremendous, and the number of patients enrolled increases each month."
Most insurance carriers cover some or all of the treatment provided by certified medical professionals. Check with your carrier about deductibles, co-pays, and limits.