I’ve really learned to look at the person as a whole. There’s a common saying that goes, “A good physician treats the disease; a great physician treats the patient.” I always request an hour to meet with the patient because it’s important that I get to understand their social situation and support system. Once you’ve created a rapport, you can really understand what this person needs and what kind of follow-up they’ll need going forward. Research shows that the time you spend at this first meeting makes all the difference. The knowledge and care we offer should translate to comfort, hope and healing with the patient.
I bring 16 years of experience in treating patients with hematological issues. Working in the hematology group, I treat patients with blood disorders and blood cell disorders such as immune thrombocytopenia hemolytic anemia and Evans syndrome.
Bangalore Medical College
University of Minnesota, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, Internal Medicine
Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health, Hematology/Oncology/Transfusion Medicine
Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Pathology
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.