We have a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, with patients’ concerns addressed from many different angles. We also do a lot of preparation just for a single patient visit. So much happens behind the scenes before a patient even arrives for an appointment: the team tries to get medical records organized and imaging reviewed if possible, and so forth.
I hope patients feel they can make their own decisions and that they have the tools and knowledge they need to do so. I also want them to feel supported. The good decision is the one they make. This is especially important in breast cancer because it is so multifaceted and there are so many directions care and treatment can go.
Breast cancers, breast health
I am an internal medicine physician who sees patients at the Breast Health Clinic at South Lake Union.
I take care of patients who are at high risk of breast cancer or who have completed their breast cancer treatment and are moving back to regular primary care.
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington, Internal Medicine
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.