I lost a good friend to metastatic colon cancer. She was one of the most incredible people I have ever known. Losing her was a major reason I wanted to work with patients affected by cancer.
Navigating cancer treatment can be challenging. We are here to help make this process a bit easier for patients and their families, with compassion at the core of everything we do. I want patients to know that when we work together, I will fully respect their preferences, values and personal experiences. Patients are the experts on their bodies and their experience of illness, and I see my role as serving as an advisor.
Oncology, solid tumors, hematological cancers
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
After working in stem cell apheresis, I was so impressed by the selflessness of people going out of their way to help patients affected by cancer. Donors come from other states and sometimes other countries, giving their time and enduring discomfort from medical treatment, to donate their stem cells to individuals they have never met.
University of Washington
MSN, Seattle University; MHA, The Ohio State University
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2017
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.
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.