I want to develop a strong relationship with you by understanding not only the physical challenges presented by your disease, but also your emotional well-being and that of your loved ones.”
How do you help patients who are stressed or anxious?
Cancer can be a really scary, difficult experience in folks’ lives. At the same time, I'm often amazed by the strength, spirit and resilience of the patients I work with. As you move through the process of getting a diagnosis and then receiving treatment, I hope I can help make a meaningful difference. I’m here to listen, talk and support you through the challenges. I chose to work in oncology for the chance to be one small part of your care and to provide you with the type of resources you need.
Specialties and clinical expertise
The branch of medicine a provider practices and their areas of focus
Quite simply, I decided to focus on medical oncology for the opportunity to help people. Realizing I wanted to work in health care wasn’t necessarily a light-bulb moment; it was more of a realization over time as I considered the things I was looking for in my work and how I wanted to be fulfilled. I had known I wanted to be in the sciences ever since I was a little kid, but I also wanted to make sure I could communicate with, and develop relationships with, my colleagues. Being an ARNP in medical oncology is really a great opportunity to do that.
What is your approach to care?
Everybody comes to the table with their own set of circumstances and experiences that are particular to them. Part of our job is to adapt your treatment to you as a unique individual. A treatment that is the gold standard may still need to be applied a little differently for you than for someone else, so it’s important that we understand what you’re going through, where you’re coming from and the context in which you live. This can really help to inform how we make decisions together with you for your health.