Dr. Janice Wright MD Cancer Care at Mint.

In joining the Mint team, Dr. Janice Wright MD, adds invaluable much needed care to our community. She brings over 20 years of providing exceptional medical care guiding people through their cancer diagnosis, treatments, and life challenges. We are proud to now include comprehensive and thoughtful cancer care at Mint to help you navigate what are often unclear waters.

Many people look for someone to coach them through a difficult diagnosis – to be there to answer questions not always provided with full understanding.

A lot of the time people leave oncology appointments with more questions than answers. It’s important to have someone in their  corner helping them to understand the process and the options.

What happens in an Initial Consultation with Dr Wright?

This appointment, which is private pay (non-insured), begins with a full history of all symptoms, concerns, stresses, experiences, and events leading up to, and including, being diagnosed with cancer. This is followed by Dr. Wright inquiring and hearing about all the ways that the cancer diagnosis is affecting life and living (physical, mental, emotional, lifestyle, and spiritual/existential). 

Dr. Wright welcomes all questions or concerns about medical tests, investigations, and/or treatments, surgeries, and side effects that the specialist(s) have ordered or are being considered.

From there, Dr. Wright will provide support, recommendations, and a plan based on each unique individual or family’s priorities which may include navigating any or all of the following: stress, fears, emotions, anxiety, depression, mental health, mindset, and perspective; questions to ask other physicians/health care providers; decision-making about treatment (standard and/or integrative); understanding medical terminology, lab results, and other investigations; self-advocacy/speaking up for oneself; communicating with family – including children – friends, and coworkers; concerns about disability or survival; desire for better sleep, energy levels, nutrition and diet, movement, exercise, and fitness; and living one’s best life while living with a cancer diagnosis. 

Based on these priorities, a take-home plan will be created that could include testing and investigations, prescriptions, vitamins and supplements, lifestyle approaches, mind-body strategies, stress reduction, referrals, and quality of life goals.

What happens in follow-up appointments?

These appointments, which are private pay (non-insured), begin with Dr. Wright hearing updates about general health, symptoms, test results, any changes in diagnosis or prognosis, cancer treatments, and any side effects. To optimize lifestyle and quality of life, a record of diet, sleep, rest, energy levels, and movement will be reviewed in detail, and recommendations will be made. Personalized support for health, outlook, and well-being will be provided both in real time, and to consider and practice at home. A shared decision will be made to stay the course of the take-home plan, or to make changes that reflect current priorities, timing, and energy levels. Further testing or referrals may be required.