I find it immensely meaningful to have the privilege of forming therapeutic relationships and supporting patients and their families in navigating and addressing their health concerns and needs. It is rewarding when we are able to work together to find the right piece of the puzzle that fits, and see improvement and healing occur over time. I enjoy my work because I have the opportunity to continually learn and expand my knowledge each day, and am grateful to work with very kind and talented colleagues at Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.
I am inquisitive and approach each patient with curiosity to try and fully understand the whole picture of what is going on. I listen to my patients’ personal health goals, and provide open and honest communication in a personalized manner to help each patient make informed decisions. It is important to me that my patients feel their questions and concerns are acknowledged and addressed as much as possible.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - South Lake Union and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
My background includes coordinating Phase 1 clinical research trials in patients with hematologic malignancies. I am passionate about exploring approaches to improve the experience of illness and cancer survivorship.
University of California, San Diego
Samuel Merritt University
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Outstanding Graduating Family Nurse Practitioner Award, Samuel Merritt University
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