I become a part of the team around the individual. I see myself as part of their community, and my mission is to care for them as a whole person – heart, mind and body. I want to understand their health and life goals so we can collaborate to determine the best treatment options available.
My goal is to be both excellent and knowledgeable in my job while creating a space where patients feel less like a patient and more like part of a team working toward the same goals.
My favorite memories are the moments of laughter, like when someone in the room cracks a joke. I love when we are reminded of our humanity and need for joy, and it's inspiring to see people going through the hardest time in their lives choosing to smile and laugh.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at Fred Hutch at EvergreenHealth.
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.
Washington State University
American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2022
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you.
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.
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