Gabrielle A. Zecha, PA-C, MHA
When I was training to become a physician assistant, a friend of mine who was a nurse on SCCA’s transplant service often talked about the patients she cared for, how amazing they and their families were. Curious, I decided to do a two-month rotation on the transplant service. I loved it. The medicine itself was fascinating, and I felt inspired by the patients’ willingness to embrace adversity. The resilience of the human spirit is a wonder to behold. Today, one of the things I love most about being a PA in oncology is seeing patients recover and witnessing the extraordinary support their families provide.
I believe that the personal touch — being kind, attentive, and compassionate — is an important part of delivering optimal care. I aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information, in the clearest possible terms, so that you can confront your diagnosis, make decisions about treatment, navigate the health care system and create a care plan that suits your needs. There has been so much progress in cancer care in recent years, and I look forward to sharing those advances with you. My goal is to help you lead the fullest life possible.
I am a board-certified physician assistant who specializes in the treatment of blood disorders. My background includes practicing family medicine, working in general oncology at the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Hospital in Seattle and serving on the transplant service at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Caring for patients at SCCA since 2007, I am currently the director of advanced practice providers and the associate medical director. In these roles, I collaborate with executive leadership and clinical and administrative staff to enhance our operations and improve patients’ experiences.
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.
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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.