Within the context of infection, no two patients are the same. Even if they look identical on paper, how they respond to therapies and how their immune systems fight these infections can be very different. This patient-centered approach is very important, especially in the transplant setting. Fred Hutch is one of the foremost institutions leading the clinical trials that find new therapies. These trials are run by the global experts in their field. Fred Hutch has done so well by their patients that they are well renowned.
It was during medical school, when we were learning about the different pathogens, how they affect people and how these little microbes can cause such a wide range of disease manifestations. I also like that we actually do have cures. It’s incredible to be at the bedside and watch in real time how patients go from being severely sick to basically cured and free of infectious disease. It’s so gratifying that I felt this was a great specialty to get into.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Infectious Disease
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.