Oncology Nurse Navigators
- Answer general questions about your treatment options, including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy
- 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:
Claudia Bartos, RN, CCRC, CNBN — Texas Medical Center
Melody Simonini, MBA, RN, OCN — Texas Medical Center
Peggy Lipka, BSN, RN-BC — Baytown
Karen Batiste, MSN-ED, RN-CMSRN — Baytown
Amalia "Rose" Gonzales, MSN, RN, OCN — Sugar Land
Rose is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land with over 14 years of experience caring for patients. She is an oncology certified nurse, and completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing with an education focus in June, 2017. As an oncology patient navigator for breast and gynecologic cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping them make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Rose at 281.276.8989.
Peggy Reinhold, RN, MHA — The Woodlands
Peggy has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of roles as a registered nurse. As an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at The Woodlands, she is a strong and compassionate patient advocate who collaborates with the health care team to achieve the best outcomes and experiences for patients and their families. Peggy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a master’s in healthcare administration. Peggy has been very active in community outreach in Montgomery County for more than 20 years which is an asset to patients as they seek additional support within their communities. Call Peggy at 936.270.3639.