When experiencing a serious illness, patients often find comfort in a mutually respectful environment where they can share their experiences. Phoebe's support groups were created to meet the needs of these patients and their families.
Bereavement Support Group
Albany Community Hospice has support groups for individuals who have lost a loved one. These are offered primarily for our patient's families but are also open to the community. There is no charge for attending and the groups last for 8 weeks. Individuals must preregister by calling 229-312-7050 and talking to either Claire Stoeckle or Phyllis Colvin.
Breast Cancer Support Group
A group for women with breast cancer. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Radiation Oncology Conference Room at Phoebe. Call 229-312-7161 for more information.
Support for those caring for a loved one. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Radiation Oncology Conference Room at Phoebe. Call 229-312-7161 for more information.
Facing Cancer with Love and Laughter
Group support for anyone affected by cancer. The group meets the first Monday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Radiation Oncology Conference Room at Phoebe. Call 229-312-7161 for more information.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Group support for anyone affected by fibromyalgia. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Phoebe Northwest Conference Center. Call Kathleen Ellis at 229-312-8700 for more information.
The Mended Hearts
A support group for heart patients and their families. The group meets the 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Phoebe Northwest Conference Center. To receive a brochure and/or more information contact the American Heart Association at 229-883-5858.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Meets 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Phoebe Northwest Conference Center, Conference Room A. For more information, contact Sandra Breedlove at 229-312-0300.
Parkinson's Support Group
The group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in conference room B at Phoebe Northwest. Call either Sherry Smith, 229-434-0801, or Ginger Miller, 229-312-8700, for more information.
Resolve Support Group
Phoebe and Ob-Gyn Associates of Albany sponsor a monthly RESOLVE of Georgia support group meeting. RESOLVE is a nonprofit national infertility organization. This monthly, peer-led discussion group provides support and information to individuals experiencing infertility. For more information, call RESOLVE at 229-446-7808 or visit them online at www.resolveofgeorgia.org.
Stroke Support Group
Meets 1st Thursday of every other month from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Phoebe Outpatient Occupational Therapy at 229-312-8710.
Group support for those facing issues of death and dying. Call 229-312-7161 for more information.
Phoebe Cancer Center social workers and the doctors they assist:
Dr. Phillip Roberts
Dr. Jose Tongol
Dr. Edward Oleen
Dr. Robert Krywicki
Dr. Chirag Jani
Dr. Charles Mendenhall
Dr. William McAfee
Dr. John Duelge
Dr. Thomas Neal
Dr. Sailaja Gadde