You're diagnosed with cancer, now what?
Dr. Julie Monroe is here to help you
Your Personal Cancer Consultant
A cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming -- but it doesn't have to be.
Dr. Monroe is here to help you navigate your way through your diagnosis and treatment. She will help you to understand your treatment options and make sure you get the best care for your condition.
A trained professional with over twenty years practice experience
Dr. Monroe is a licensed, board-certified medical oncologist. She graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed her training in Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She practiced for almost two decades in Westchester County, NY and Greenwich, CT establishing a reputation as a leader in the oncology community serving as the Chair of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at White Plains Hospital and being voted multiple times as one of Westchester Magazines Best Doctors in Oncology.
Working with you to ensure the best outcomes
Dr. Monroe does not write prescriptions or order tests but rather works with you and your doctors to find the most appropriate management plan that is right for you. She can help you find the best medical team to treat your condition and continue to follow along during your therapy to provide extra support and ongoing consultation that cannot always be provided by a traditional oncology practice. With her assistance, you can access the most innovative, up-to-date treatments through promising clinical trials.
Over her years in a traditional oncology practice, Dr. Monroe found the changes in healthcare made it more and more challenging to give her patients the time and support they needed. When her sister was diagnosed with cancer she realized how difficult it can be for patients to navigate their way through a cancer diagnosis and make informed treatment decisions. Using her medical expertise, Dr Monroe was able to help her sister but she realized there had to be a better way to bridge the gap between what patients and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis need and that which can be provided by a traditional oncology practice. She therefore started Cancer Consulting Services.
Dr. Monroe does not accept insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.
"Dr. Monroe gives me a feeling of hope and trustworthiness. She is so competent, compassionate, and really listens. I am always in a better place emotionally after meeting with her because I trust her judgement in prescribing my care.”
“I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Monroe. She is kind, helpful and knowledgeable and understands my situation.”
“One of the hardest things after being diagnosed with cancer is trying to sort through everything and figure out what to do....Julie is an amazing resource for me as I go through my cancer treatment. She reviews all the test results, explains everything from A to Z, filling in the gaps, does her own research and discusses the different options. She really helps me understand what I'm up against and empowers me to make the best choice for me. She's been a lifesaver, literally!”
I HIGHLY recommend the consulting services of Dr. Julie Monroe based on my first-hand experiences as a cancer patient, now survivor! From the time of my diagnosis with breast cancer through multiple surgeries, chemo treatments and therapies, I have consulted with Dr. Monroe. And countless times my husband and I have wondered how people manage through this ordeal without this kind of support. Even with top-ranked physicians providing my direct care (recognizing I had the benefit of being in a major metropolitan facility with some of the nation's best oncologists and surgeons), it was still hugely helpful to have Dr. Monroe providing consultation. Without a doubt, she informed our decision-making and increased our comfort level with each step of the treatment process. For example, early on the process, when there were so many unknowns, an overwhelming amount of information to digest, and a fair amount of emotions to navigate, we were faced with the need to make a very quick decision about a not-so-minor surgery. My doctors meant well and provided a lot of information about my options, but realistically they didn't have the time to REALLY get to know ME; to understand my priorities, what makes me tick, etc., and to bundle that with my pathology and treatment options. It was Dr. Monroe that put it all together in a way that made sense to us. She even suggested options we hadn't heard or thought of before -- and one of those options became my treatment plan. It was just a tweak to what my doctors were proposing, but that tweak was just what I needed to feel comfortable and even good about my path ahead. There were also times when my husband and I had "aha" moments during conversations with Dr. Monroe; times when she explained something that we hadn't fully understood when we heard it in other contexts. Dr. Monroe has a wonderful disposition - she is thorough and knowledgeable, and she appropriately balances being caring and understanding with being frank and realistic. As a survivor, I am thankful for many things, not the least of which is having Dr. Monroe on my team.
When my wife was first diagnosed with breast cancer, we were overwhelmed with a myriad of emotions, choices and new realities as a family. The speed with which certain potentially life altering decisions needed to be made was just as startling as the diagnosis itself. Consulting with Dr. Monroe was invaluable to my wife and I as we attempted to process, in real time, the vast amount of information we were receiving from several different physicians (each of which had a different opinion as to how to best proceed). Dr. Monroe was a trusted advisor that brought an impartial perspective on the information we were receiving, the quality of care, and the advantages and disadvantages of proceeding with different treatment plans. My wife and I often said to each other "I don't know how someone goes through this without an advisor like Dr. Monroe." We feel incredibly fortunate to have had Dr. Monroe's counsel throughout the process and we highly, highly recommend her services.