Dr. Kenneth Gehman’s office is located in the Medical Building on the third floor, Suite 306.
Your first and best source of information about your health is your own primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner) or your specialist.
For questions about the Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP), please contact the DAP office at email@example.com or (807) 684-6943.
For questions regarding appointments, please call Dr. Gehman’s office: (807) 345-4337.
Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, the Health Sciences Centre’s patient consent form is being translated to Oji-Cree, Cree and Ojibway. Aboriginal patients who do not speak or understand English will now have a form in their language to clearly understand what treatment or tests they are being asked to consent to.
Testing for lung cancer can be a complex process involving several steps. The Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is a program designed to streamline tests for people with an identified suspicion of lung cancer, and reach a definitive cancer or non-cancer diagnosis faster.
It is important to note that a referral to the lung DAP does not necessarily mean that individual has lung cancer.
Patients are referred by their health care provider (family physician, nurse practitioner, etc.), a specialist, or other health care provider to Dr. Gehman, a thoracic (lung) surgeon at our Hospital. The lung DAP team coordinates all tests and makes appointments based on each patient’s priority level to ensure timely diagnosis and continuous care. All appointments and consultations are booked through Dr. Gehman’s office.
The lung DAP is also designed to help support patients and their families throughout testing. A patient navigator provides information to patients about their tests, and is available to answer any questions they may have. To see the lung DAP Pathway, please click here.
The lung DAP team includes a thoracic surgeon (Dr. Gehman), radiologists, pathologists, a patient navigator, technologists and administrative staff.
The lung DAP is coordinated through our Hospital and Dr. Gehman’s office, and is available to patients across Northwestern Ontario.
Patients who are referred to the lung DAP will be scheduled for a consultation appointment with Dr. Gehman. Lung diagnostic tests are done at our Hospital. When regional patients travel to Thunder Bay for lung diagnostic tests, accommodations are available at the Tbaytel Tamarack House. Telemedicine videoconferencing is also available for initial consultation and follow-up appointments.