I had been working in emergency medicine and critical care for most of my career, and I was looking to stretch my brain in a different direction, where I could build more long-term relationships with patients. I like that I get to build rapport with people and their families as they go through the treatment process. We get to hear everyone’s stories, and we get to help them move through treatment and hopefully toward remission.
It’s a holistic experience. Patients get lab tests and imaging and see their providers, and there are also community resources that help people who are coming from out of town. We work toward the common goal of serving patients. Having the entire team on board so we can quickly access additional support creates a better care experience for patients and their families.
Areas of clinical practice
Blood and marrow transplant
I am a doctor of nursing practice who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
Yale School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Hematology-Oncology
Internal Medicine, 2017; Hematology, 2019, American Board of Internal Medicine
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.