Heidi C. Trott, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Fred Hutch
Teaching Associate
University of Washington School of Medicine
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
UW Medicine
“It’s rewarding to use my heart and mind to guide you through a significant chapter in your life.”
— Heidi
Why do you practice oncology?

Resilience and steadfastness in the face of adversity have always been qualities that I admire, partly because they have been woven into my family for generations. My grandfather was a Polish prisoner of war in Siberia during World War I, and both of my parents lived through the experience of Nazi Germany. If my family has taught me anything, it’s that the power of the human spirit is incredible — and it’s something I see every day in my patients. My patients' strength — just like that of my family’s — is deeply inspiring, and I consider it a privilege to work with them.

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How do you work with patients?

I am a three-time breast cancer survivor myself and believe that kindness goes a long way; it’s the key to helping people through difficult times. During our consultations, you can expect me to listen to your experiences, symptoms and concerns without judgment. I aim to meet your individual needs — from the physical to the psychosocial to the spiritual — through evidence-based practice, a little bit of humor and a whole lot of compassion.

Symptom A physical or mental problem that a person experiences that may indicate a disease or condition. Symptoms cannot be seen and do not show up on medical tests. A physical or mental problem that a person experiences that may indicate a disease or condition. Symptoms cannot be seen and do not show up on medical tests. Some examples of symptoms are headache, fatigue, nausea and pain.

Provider background

High risk cancer surveillance

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) specializing in high risk cancer surveillance. My background includes more than 30 years of nursing experience across a variety of disciplines, from medical-surgical nursing to gynecology, community nursing, breast health, teaching and more. I am part of the SCCA High Risk Cancer Surveillance Clinic where we offer a personalized approach to managing your cancer risk. 

Nurse practitioner A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families. A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. Nurse practitioners are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a physician. Surveillance Closely watching a patient’s condition but not treating it unless there are changes in test results. Surveillance is also used to find early signs that a disease has come back. In medicine, surveillance means closely watching a patient’s condition but not treating it unless there are changes in test results. Surveillance is also used to find early signs that a disease has come back. It may also be used for a person who has an increased risk of a disease, such as cancer. During surveillance, certain exams and tests are done on a regular schedule. In public health, surveillance may also refer to the ongoing collection of information about a disease, such as cancer, in a certain group of people. The information collected may include where the disease occurs in a population and whether it affects people of a certain gender, age or ethnic group.

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
King's College, London
Medical Degree
University of Washington School of Nursing
Board Certification
Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, 2007, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Other
Teaching Appointment, Green River Community College; Master of Nursing, University of Washington
Languages
English

Testimonials

“Heidi is a knowledgeable, experienced nurse practitioner who cares deeply for her patients and provides thorough, holistic care. ”
— Elizabeth Swisher, MD

Research

Clinical trials

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.

Your care team

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.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your doctor and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

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.

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