Yes, CMC has our HOPE (Helpful Option for Patients Expenses) program, which is our financial assistance. It goes by your household size and income. HOPE is available for the services and provider fee that we bill for. If you need assistance with the providers bill, you can reach out to their business office to see if there are options available to you.
A word no one likes to hear. If you receive a cancer diagnosis, know that you can receive care close to home in Falls City. Dr. Cary Peterson, with Cancer Partners of Nebraska, has an outpatient specialty clinic in Falls City.
Dr. Peterson believes in keeping his patients fully informed of their cancer and all the therapeutic options. He works to provide the best possible patient care.
Talk to your provider about choosing to stay at home to receive your treatments. Dr. Peterson works closely with the CMC oncology nurses for chemotherapy treatments.
Your provider or general surgeon would make the referral for you to see Dr. Peterson. Afterwards, our Outpatient Specialty staff will arrange your appointments.
Surgery – Dr. Peterson works with our general surgeon, Dr. Rod Warren, to perform procedures procedures at CMC whenever possible. There are times patients need to travel to larger hospitals in nearby cities for procedures.
Chemotherapy – Most chemotherapy treatments can be done on-site here in Falls City. We have four oncology certified nurses who provide treatments. Our pharmacists work closely with the physicians and nurses to make sure the medications are available for the patients.
Note – insurance companies often times require pre-authorization for chemotherapy treatments. Please check with your insurance company on what is required.
Radiation treatments are not currently available at CMC.
What To Expect
- Please arrive 15 -30 minutes prior to your appointment.
- You will check in with our admissions team. Please have your identification (Driver’s license or ID card) and a current copy of your insurance card. The admission staff will direct to the Outpatient Department.
- Each specialist has their own forms they want you to fill out. While we do have your information, their clinics have different information and questions they will ask you. We are working on online forms for your convenience.
- When the staff member takes you back to your exam room, they will take your weight (we know, none of us like it but it is necessary information), blood pressure, oxygen level, and ask you about your medications. (An updated list of meds is a must, especially for a first-time patient.)
- Wait times for your appointment can vary. Some clinic visits with certain providers are scheduled around surgeries. Sometimes, surgeries run longer than anticipated. Your patience and understanding in those situations are greatly appreciated.
- Blood draws sometimes are required for appointments. If they aren’t arranged ahead of time, you may have to step over to our lab and one of our laboratory team members will take care of you.
Cary Peterson, MD
Dr. Peterson is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology. He entered private practice in Lincoln in 1987 and has been partnering with patients ever since. He has a strong interest in all areas of cancer and blood diseases and desires for patients to be fully informed about their disease processes and all of their therapeutic options.
Dr. Peterson is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Nebraska Medical Association and the Lancaster County Medical Society. He is also an Investigator with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. He grew up in Lincoln and is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Why Trust Community Medical Center of Falls City?
There are a lot of reasons to work with the incredible professionals at CMCFC. Our incredible facility, community engagement, and patient-centric approach—just to name a few. But some of the biggest reasons to work with our team are that we are:
Caring for our patients is our passion. When you come to CMCFC, you’re coming to a professional team that will always put your health first.
We will always listen. You know your health best, and when something is wrong we will hear you, believe you, and work with you to find a solution.
For over 100 years, Southeastern Nebraska has depended upon the Community Medical Center of Falls City for quality medical care. Our providers are experts in their fields and provide world-class care to our community.
Reach Out to CMC Today
Your practitioner’s office will schedule your appointment. Our team of professional and caring nurses will be there to walk beside you and your family during your treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may call 402-245-6542 and get information.
You may find the application online at www.cmcfc.org under the financial assistance tab. You may pick up an application at CMC front admissions. You may have an application mailed to you.
CMC provides the service (technical component) and the doctors or specialists bill for their professional services.
Some insurance plans take up to 90 days or more to pay a claim. The patient is not sent a statement until your insurance has processed your claim.
Due to HIPAA, we are not allowed to disclose any information to anyone other than the patient if they are over the age of 19, unless permission is granted to us by the patient. It is the law and we have to follow it.