4 things I love about MD Anderson

One of the first things I did when I moved to Houston in late 2016 was contact MD Anderson. I’ve been in remission from colorectal cancer since 2015, but I wanted to go to the best in the business for my follow-ups. And MD Anderson is considered the nation’s premiere cancer center. Here are my four favorite things about it. 1.       MyChart accessibility I handled a lot of my business over the phone while I was still in treatment for colorectal cancer. But now that I’m done with it, I want to be able to access the things I need electronically. MyChart, MD Anderson’s secure patient portal, allows me to do that. MyChart is an amazing tool, because I don’t have to guess at what’s going on. I can see my upcoming appointments at a glance, send a note to my care team or even request a prescription refill. And other types of information — such as test results or billing summaries — are all right there at my fingertips. So, I can still feel connected without actually having to be on MD Anderson’s campus. 2.       Warm and efficient people running the Colorectal Center I’ve had six follow-up appointments with Dr. Bryan Kee at MD Anderson since moving to Houston. They’ve all gone smoothly. The Colorectal Center runs like a well-oiled machine, and yet it doesn’t seem cold. Everyone is really good at what they do, so they’re very efficient, but still warm and personable. I’ve never once felt like a number instead of a person. Dr. Kee’s nurse, Ralph Alcid, has also been extremely responsive. Clinical staff have...