I believe in the importance of a holistic approach to health, especially when facing a serious diagnosis. This means working in collaboration with your primary oncology team to treat and supporting you as a whole person, both body and mind, with a goal of improving quality of life and managing symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment.
I provide a general integrative medicine consultation focused on the safe and appropriate use of integrative therapies and lifestyle modifications during and after cancer treatment. I have a specific focus on the use of well-researched, evidence-based mind-body medicine to improve pain and stress. Therapies include mindfulness-based stress reduction, relaxation breath work, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation and mindful self-compassion. I also provide lifestyle counseling for symptoms such as fatigue, sleep, nutrition, physical activity and weight management. I have over 10 years of experience managing symptoms while working as a nurse practitioner in Fred Hutch’s Gastrointestinal Oncology Clinic.
I am a registered nurse practitioner and graduated with a Masters in Nursing from Columbia University. I also have a background as a massage therapist and was in the inaugural cohort of the Integrative Oncology Scholars program at the University of Michigan.
I have worked in oncology for over 12 years and am a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. I am passionate about using an integrative and evidence-based approach to health and well-being and focuses on collaborating with patients, families and medical providers to improve cancer treatment tolerance and quality of life.
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.
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