Cancer evaluation and diagnostic center opens on West Hill Street

Norton Cancer Institute offers expedited access to advanced evaluation and diagnostic services from two community-based clinics in St. Matthews and on West Hill Street.

Differentiating cancer from other unexplained masses, lumps or abnormalities can be quite complicated. It hinges on access to state-of-the-art testing, knowledgeable specialists who can make the right referral and follow-up, plus effective ongoing care.

Norton Cancer Institute offers expedited access to advanced evaluation and diagnostic services from two community-based clinics. One is located in the St. Matthews area. The other is a new clinic located on West Hill Street to provide easier access to patients in West Louisville, an area known to have significant health challenges and limited health care access.

Oncologist Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., FACP, MPH, chief administrative officer, Norton Medical Group, and physician-in-chief, Norton Cancer Institute, will see patients at the West Hill Street clinic with a team of advance practice providers and support staff. They will be able to rapidly assess for an array of medical conditions and offer expedited workup and access to advanced dedicated diagnostic testing and evaluation.

“Norton has made a commitment to bring the best care possible to every community in Louisville and this clinical service adds to the extensive presence in these communities,” Dr. Flynn said.

In June 2020 Norton Healthcare announced five initiatives to address health care and racial inequalities communitywide. This commitment included investing $20 million over five years to address health needs in underserved areas.

The five initiatives address various policies and needs. They all, however, reflect a focus on identifying and removing obstacles that prevent people in underserved areas from receiving the health care they deserve.

Either of these clinics can arrange for extensive state of the art evaluation and follow-up laboratory tests, X-rays and advanced imaging procedures like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. Specific types of biopsies can be scheduled as indicated.

Should testing determine a malignancy or other diagnosis, patients will be referred to the appropriate specialists for follow-up, consultation and treatment plans. If cancer is not indicated, other specialty care referrals will be made, with primary care providers looped in to maintain continuity of care.

Norton Cancer Institute Evaluation & Diagnostic Clinics

Hill Street

Norton Louisville Primary Care Center
720 W. Hill St.
Louisville, KY 40208
Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m.

St. Matthews

Norton Cancer Institute Multispecialty Care Center
Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Suite 300
3991 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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