Since becoming a physician assistant, I worked on the stem cell transplant service for many years, and then for several years in radiology. But, I found I missed caring for cancer patients, so I came back to Fred Hutch in 2018. Work in oncology is gratifying – anything I can do to help patients going through a very difficult time in their lives is rewarding. I see cancer patients who have an infectious disease both inpatient at UW Medical Center- Montlake and outpatient at South Lake Union Clinic. My patients have taught me a lot over the years. They’ve taught me perseverance and the importance of taking everything one day at a time.
I try to make my patients and their families feel comfortable. I explain things and answer questions in as much detail as needed or requested. I recognize that each patient engages differently so I strive to adopt to their unique needs. I always have their best interests at heart.
Being immunosuppressed from certain chemotherapies places cancer patients at higher risk for certain infections and our service helps to diagnose, treat, and manage them. After meeting the patient, we make recommendations based on each clinical scenario and overall goals of care.
University of Michigan
Physician Assistant, 2007, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
Seattle Met's 2023 Top Doctors award
Lisa has received this peer-nominated award for exceptional patient care for multiple years.
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.