After helping to care for loved ones who had cancer, I realized the difference one provider can make. I wanted to be able to provide the comfort, support and knowledge to patients that I learned was so important. I hope to provide the same warmth and care to my patients and their loved ones that I experienced as a family member.
I work with my patients to make sure they fully understand their options and feel empowered by their choices. I am there to listen to their needs and hopefully provide a safe and understanding space to help them navigate the process and their emotions. I believe that knowledge is power, and the more I can help them understand their disease and treatment, the better they can make informed decisions that are best for themselves and their loved ones.
Kidney cancer, melanoma
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
Cancer diagnosis and treatment is a very overwhelming and scary time for patients and their loved ones, and I felt that I had a calling to be the caring, supportive and empowering provider that patients need during this difficult time. I also work as a sub-investigator for all current renal/melanoma clinical trials.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2020
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