Care should be a collaborative effort tailored to each person’s goals while incorporating evidence-based data. The best care improves outcomes and prioritizes quality of life.
I love getting to know patients and their families, and forming relationships is meaningful to me. One patient of mine was a musician, and he invited me to a charity concert he held. It was an inspiring experience watching him play guitar and sing — doing what he loved best and enjoying every bit of his life, even though he’d had chemotherapy just a few days before.
Area of Clinical Practice
Gastrointestinal oncology, breast oncology
I am a physician who sees patients at Fred Hutch at EvergreenHealth.
Gastrointestinal and breast oncology both have great potential and need for treatment options with better outcomes and less toxicity. I have also conducted research looking for methods to decrease resistance to chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer.
Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, personalized care closer to home. As part of Fred Hutch, our community oncologists offer patients multidisciplinary tumor board opinions, clinical trials and expertise in treating a variety of cancers.
University of Texas
University of Texas, Medical Branch
University of Minnesota, Internal Medicine
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology, 2015, American Board of Internal Medicine
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.