Patient Navigator

The patient navigator program at Houston Methodist Cancer Center is here to enhance your care by providing a seamless navigation process from diagnosis to survivorship. We understand that at times you may need some help getting the care and support you need, so our nurse navigators are available to help you:

 

  • Answer general questions about your treatment options, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy
  • Help you get your questions answered
  • Coordinate care with your health care team
  • Direct you to health care services for further diagnosis and treatment
  • Direct you to local resources and support

 

Please contact a member of our team at the location where you are receiving treatment.

 

Houston Methodist Hospital
Suzanne Perez RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN
713.441.8182 (office)
sperez2@HoustonMethodist.org

 

Suzanne is a certified oncology nurse and certified breast care nurse with more than 30 years of oncology experience.  She has worked in a variety of roles and settings including outpatient clinics, infusion centers and hospital oncology units. As a cancer survivor, she is dedicated to providing the best care for you and your family.  

 

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Alice Freed, BSN, RN, CBCN
281.420.7394 (office)
affreed@HoustonMethodist.org

Alice joined Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital in 2012 in the role of breast care nurse navigator. She has spent 13 years caring for oncology patients in the Texas Medical Center. Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is a certified breast care nurse.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
 Maria Socci, RN
281.276.8989 (office)
masocci@houstonmethodist.org

 

Maria’s nursing career has mainly been in oncology, serving cancer patients both as a bedside nurse and in leadership positions. Since joining Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in 2005, she has worked in several positions, with the latest being a Breast Care Navigator.

 

Frances Goerlich
281.274.7930 (office)
fgoerlich@houstonmethodist.org

 

Frances has been a member of the radiation oncology team at Houston Methodist since 1982. She is involved with community events supporting cancer care and research, including annual prostate screenings, Relay for Life, Pink Ladies Golf Tournament and annual National Survivor Day celebrations.

 

Houston Methodist West Houston Hospital
Cindy Lira MSN, RN, OCN
832.522.8123 (office)
clira@houstonmethodist.org

 

Cindy joined Houston Methodist West Hospital in 2014 as a Patient Care Navigator. She came to Houston Methodist with more than 13 years of experience caring for oncology patients in the Texas Medical Center and surrounding community. Cindy currently holds a master’s degree in nursing and is an oncology certified nurse.

 

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Debbie Drury, BS, RN, OCN
281.737.1247 (office)
dldrury@houstonmethodist.org

Debbie joined Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in 2014 in the role of Oncology Patient Navigator. Prior to her role of navigator, she gained her nursing experience caring for oncology patients in the Texas Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is an oncology-certified nurse.