Cancer and Organ Transplant
I want to honor people with gynecologic problems by giving them respectful attention, regardless of age, gender or condition. One of my primary interests as a gynecologist has been menopause and post-menopausal conditions, because these areas are frequently overlooked — or given minimal attention — yet can have a significant impact on a person’s life and well-being. Over the years, I have enjoyed working with many patients who have had cancer. In my experience, what they appreciated was honest, clear information, a compassionate attitude and referrals to specialists and institutions they can trust, and that’s the approach I bring to my practice at Fred Hutch.
My patients have shared with me that I am warm, caring and empathetic. During our consultations, I want to help you understand the nature of your situation so that you can make the choices that are best for you personally. My goal is to listen, get to know you and understand what is important to you as an individual. I believe that every patient should feel heard and understood.
Gynecologic conditions associated with cancer or cancer treatment
I am a board-certified gynecologist and certified menopause practitioner with expertise in minimally invasive surgery. At Fred Hutch, I specialize in treating patients with gynecologic conditions that may result from cancer or cancer treatment. Throughout my 40-year career, my research interests have included the gynecological aspects of care for transgender people as well as medications for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.
University of Illinois
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Washington, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1986, American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified Menopause Practitioner, North American Menopause Society
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.