My father was treated for lymphoma at Fred Hutch, and this experience showed me the big picture as far as what type of care patients can receive. I wanted to be a part of that team approach.
It’s all so very cutting-edge. We see patients with a wide variety of cancers, and we see them as whole people. Our supportive care is the glue that holds everything together.
Area of Clinical Practice
I chose psychiatry as an area of practice because I want to provide holistic care to the whole person, including from a mental health standpoint. With cancer, people are experiencing many different emotions throughout the process, so it’s extremely important to support them through what they are feeling, both physically and emotionally.
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.
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.