I believe that patients are at the center of our treatment plans, and we are there to educate and guide in decision making. My hope is to help everyone feel comfortable and heard during their visit so we can create a plan to best fit their goals. I appreciate helping patients feel their best to have the highest quality of life possible.
I previously worked in inpatient oncology, and had the privilege to care for patients and families during some of their most vulnerable moments. My favorite memories include time spent at the patient's bedside – sharing photos of their family, travels and life experiences. I loved getting to know patients on a deeper level because it helped us clarify their goals for the future.
Area of Clinical Practice
Acute care oncology, acute clinical evaluation
I am a certified physician assistant who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
I see a wide variety of oncology patients in the Acute Clinical Evaluation clinic. Our goal is to evaluate, treat and triage those who have urgent symptoms.
I was first exposed to oncology treatment during school. I fell in love with the patients and the multidisciplinary care model. I also appreciate that I am constantly learning with the evolving nature of cancer care.
There are many layers to providing excellent care, and I believe that it’s crucial to work as a team to address patients as whole people. With cancer care constantly evolving, it’s important to stay on top of the latest treatment options.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Saint Catherine University
Physician Assistant, 2017, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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