In the time that the Social Worker-mediated discussion board has been
available, many of the public messages were either asking for medical
advice (which the SW couldn't give), or were posing questions that would
benefit from the broad experiences of those on the main discussion board.
However, others corresponded via private e-mail with the SW, which seemed
valuable to both parties.
With this in mind, we have changed the Social Worker discussion board
to an e-mail link, and moved the messages from the SW board onto the main
one. We believe this will serve all users well, and allow Maureen to focus
her energies on topics for which she is trained.
If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us via the
feedback link found at the bottom of most pages.
My name is Maureen Coyle and I am a Clinical Social Worker for the
Johns Hopkins Medicine/Surgery Social Work Department. My patient
population includes surgical gastrointestinal and surgical oncology
If you have questions that others may benefit from hearing the answer,
or questions that those dealing directly with biliary cancer can better
answer, please post those questions on the
main discussion board.
If you have a question that you think I can help you with, please send
email to my confidential e-mail account:
Please be advised that I am not able to answer specific medical
questions about your condition or treatment.