I worked in the field of palliative care for a decade as a nurse practitioner. I really love caring for patients who are experiencing serious illness, so it was a natural fit to move to a role where I help support patients going through cancer treatment.
We rely on all members of the team and their individual expertise to bring unique perspectives on how we can best care for the whole person and their family. Everyone is very personally motivated in this way. We all seem to have joy for the work, for doing it right and for doing it together.
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at Fred Hutch.
I see my role as an opportunity to provide care for the whole person: physically, mentally and emotionally. Serious illness changes how we see things, and I hope to help serve as a guide. I feel grateful that I can play a role in helping people live as well as possible.
I hope patients feel like they are well cared for and that they know I am not afraid to talk about difficult things.
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor 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 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.