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The Top Doctor award is a peer-nominated award for providers who give exceptional care.

Christina F. Blanchette, PA-C

Physician Assistant
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Teaching Associate
University of Washington School of Medicine
“My primary focus is caring for you. I enjoy teaching you about your diagnosis and treatment options and acting as an advocate to ensure you receive the best health care possible.”
— Christina
What would be different about receiving care from you at SCCA compared to going elsewhere?

Often, I first meet patients at their initial post-surgery visit. We’ll go over your surgery results and map out the next steps in your treatment plan. During this visit, I also want to make sure you understand you’re part of a system that’s going to support and nurture you. Along with treating your disease, we want to help you minimize the risk of a recurrence or another cancer while living your healthiest life. This can mean everything from protecting your skin from the sun to finding resources to help with anxiety. Many people at SCCA will work together to provide comprehensive care that addresses both your physical and mental wellness.

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What do you think patients appreciate most about your way of caring for them?

The feedback that means the most to me is that you feel you were not only listened to but were really heard during your visit — and that we took the time to address your concerns. I want you to feel completely comfortable and safe coming back to see me for any issues that come up for you in the future.

Provider background

Breast cancer

My mother is a breast cancer survivor, so I had firsthand experience watching someone I love go through treatment and supporting her before I ever became a physician assistant. At SCCA, we see patients who are at high risk for breast cancer as well as those who have the disease, which means I get to work with people who are at many different points in the process. This gives me many opportunities to help patients understand what’s happening — for instance, going over your pathology report together. It’s a team effort; I partner with your doctors to make sure that you get access to the care you need and that you know what to expect.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Willamette University
Medical Degree
Oregon Health and Science University
Board Certification
Physician Assistant, 2009, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant
Languages
English
Awards
Seattle Met's 2021 Top Doctors award

Christina received this peer-nominated award year after year for her exceptional patient care.

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA 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.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team 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.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA 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.

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