I was lucky enough to have a rotation in oncology while in college, and I found the process of helping patients through treatment rewarding. I have been in awe of the resilience of so many of my patients. We get to know people — and their stories — very well, and we have endless opportunities to learn and grow as providers, since we are also focused on research and involved in clinical trials. There are always multiple people who figure out a solution to a problem. If I were a patient, I would be looking for that team approach.
The two things I hope any patient takes away from an interaction with me are that I can be a competent provider who can answer their medical questions and I am also able to get on their level, listen and relate. I think it is very important to be accessible to patients and translate what I know into something a patient can understand. I want to serve as a bridge and close any gaps in someone’s knowledge so patients feel like they can approach me with any question or concern.
Area of clinical practice
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
I am a physician assistant-certified who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
I see patients with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders.
Des Moines University
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