My approach to care is patient centered. My friends have had cancer and been through treatment. I know it can be very difficult on the person diagnosed, as well as their loved ones. Treatment is hard on the body, so I think any way providers can help patients and their families emotionally navigate this time can be very beneficial.
While I was in school, one of my patients had been in the hospital for weeks and dealing with discomfort, including a leaking ostomy bag, at the young age of 16. She always had a positive attitude and was determined to recover. I would spend a lot of time chatting with her about school, TV shows and crafts to help her pass the time.
Area of Clinical Practice
Adult blood and marrow transplantation, cellular immunotherapy, hematologic malignancies
I am a certified physician assistant who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
I decided to specialize in blood and marrow transplantation because it can have a huge impact on patients being treated for hematologic cancers. It is a treatment option that can lead to remission and provide hope.
Montana State University
Physician Assistant, 2023, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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