New MCI clinic addresses acute cancer-related symptoms and treatment-related side effects
USA Health internal medicine physician Celeste Sullivan Trice, D.O., will staff the new Acute Intervention Management Clinic at the Mitchell Cancer Institute.
By Carol McPhail
Patients being treated at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute can now see an internal medicine physician on site for acute illnesses associated with cancer-related symptoms and treatment-related side effects.
The new Acute Intervention Management (AIM) Clinic, located on the first floor, is staffed by USA Health internal medicine physician Celeste Sullivan Trice, D.O. The office is open Monday through Friday, with walk-in hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
“The main goal is to provide same-day evaluation for oncology patients who are acutely ill or experiencing side effects,” Trice said. “Providing this service in the same office as their oncologist means that we can promptly coordinate their care in case they need further imaging or an adjustment to their treatment plan.”
For instance, patients experiencing severe nausea can be evaluated in the AIM Clinic and undergo testing, if necessary. They can then be provided with immediate interventions or appropriate medications to address their nausea. “This service can keep our patients from having to go to an urgent care that may not have their health records,” Trice said. “Also, if a patient is severely ill, we can admit them to the hospital sooner.”
A native of Fairhope, Trice completed her residency in internal medicine at USA Health and served as a chief medical resident. She earned her medical degree from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan and completed undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.