It’s very collaborative. My role is to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and mobility impairments that can occur during cancer treatment. I partner with oncologists to help patients maintain and regain their strength, but I don’t do this alone. I work alongside physical, occupational, speech and lymphedema therapists. We keep your individual goals in mind as we create exercise and therapy programs.
Fred Hutch understands that cancer treatment is about supporting patients throughout their cancer journey. Fred Hutch takes on that responsibility; they own it. Our patients have a comprehensive supportive care team that understands the challenges that come with cancer – during and after treatment. In addition to rehabilitation services, it can include pain management, integrative medicine, psychiatry, nutrition, palliative care, etc. We work to get patients back to what’s important to them.
Area of Clinical Practice
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, cancer care
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
New York Presbyterian Hospital; Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cancer Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2021, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like registered dietitians, 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.