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  • STAR Program

  • rehabNewport Hospital's Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center is a certified provider of Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (the STAR Program), a nationally recognized program that helps cancer survivors heal both physically and emotionally. The program was developed by Julie Silver, MD, of Oncology Rehab Partners in Massachusetts. It is used by cancer centers around the country.

    Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can cause medical problems that interfere with daily function. Fatigue, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depression are common conditions during and after cancer treatment. The STAR Program can help patients regain their health and return to their daily activities.

    In a multidisciplinary approach, clinicians from different specialties form a team to help patients increase strength and energy, reduce pain, and improve well-being. Our knowledgeable, sensitive staff  are specially trained to treat survivors of all types of cancer. The team includes:

    • Physicians
    • Physical therapists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Speech therapists
    • Swallowing therapists
    • Nutritionists
    • Mental health professionals
    • Social workers
    • Patients currently undergoing treatment

    The STAR Program is covered by most health insurance plans, and it is designed to help patients at every phase of treatment and recovery. An individualized treatment plan addresses the specific needs of each patient and includes a review of diet, sleep issues, pain and discomfort, endurance, strength, exercise habits and emotional outlook.

    For more information, call the Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center at Newport Hospital at 401-845-1845.