I wanted to do something new, and I felt like oncology was a natural calling because of my personal experiences. My goal is to bring something positive to cancer survivors to help them feel better about themselves and what they're going through — to empower them. I want to listen and be that person who truly understands.
My own experience as a patient at Fred Hutch was amazing. When I walked into the room, my specialist knew my records and my story. They went the extra mile by reevaluating my slides and pathology. I knew it would continue to be a great experience from that moment. They were so thorough, and everyone cares and has the same mission. We all want to do our very best for patients. I'm honored to play a part.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am a certified physician assistant who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
I provide care in the Survivorship Clinic and see patients who have completed treatment and moved into surveillance of their condition or who are past surveillance and are now trying to figure out how to live their best life after treatment. I am really into patient advocacy and making sure everyone has what they need after they have had cancer.
I used to own my own practice in Arizona. I have a good memory for people’s stories, and I even wrote a book about my own experience with melanoma.
Arizona State University
Arizona School of Health Sciences
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