Clara Yoder, BSN, RN, CCRN, is the lung nurse navigator for MedStar Health Cancer Network. In this role, she assists patients in accessing the clinical resources they need whether it be making office appointments, arranging for imaging studies, or scheduling surgery, and is a primary point of contact for patients having questions about their plan of care. If you have a suspicious lung nodule or need a second opinion, call our nurse navigator at 443-777-2467.

A nurse navigator is a registered nurse who is dedicated to guiding you and your family through the confusing world of health care. Ruth is committed to getting you and your family the proper care, explaining it every step of the way, and answering any questions you may have. 

As nurse navigator, Clara assists patients in accessing the clinical resources they need whether it be making office appointments, scheduling surgery, or scheduling imaging studies, as well as, answering questions about their plan of care. Clara is also involved in various clinical trials working with William Krimsky, MD, director of Interventional Pulmonology.

Clara partners with the doctors and their staff to:

  • Connect patients with the lung screening program
  • Identify available community resources
  • Answer questions about the lung program and Lung Center services
  • Connect patients to physicians, whether they need pulmonary services or thoracic surgery, depending on their condition
  • If a patient has a mass or suspicious lung nodules, Ruth can connect the patient with our oncologists
  • Provide emotional support to patients and their families
  • Educate patients and their families about medical regimen, lung disease, and lung cancer
  • Assist patients with smoking cessation by connecting them to relevant programs and resources

Clara is here as a resource and wants to help for free, all you have to do is ask. You can reach Clara at 443-777-2467 or by using the form below

 

For a physician referral, please call us at:

844-411-LUNG

The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9103 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21237

Adjacent to the Weinberg Cancer Institute.

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Lung Nurse Navigator Contact Form

If you have a healthcare question you'd like Ruth Evans, RN, to answer, please call 443-777-6427 or fill out the form below. She will get back to you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, by telephone or email. Ruth can only get back to you if you provide a current email address or phone number. We look forward to assisting you!