Nina Tan, MD

Physician
Fred Hutch
Acting Instructor, Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
“I value making decisions with my patients. I like having open conversations to understand their goals, both in health care and in their lives, so I can help them get what they need.”
— Dr. Tan
What makes the care here unique?

We have a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, with patients’ concerns addressed from many different angles. We also do a lot of preparation just for a single patient visit. So much happens behind the scenes before a patient even arrives for an appointment: the team tries to get medical records organized and imaging reviewed if possible, and so forth.

Imaging In medicine, a process that makes pictures of areas inside the body. Imaging uses methods such as X-rays (high-energy radiation), ultrasound (high-energy sound waves) and radio waves.
What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

I hope patients feel they can make their own decisions and that they have the tools and knowledge they need to do so. I also want them to feel supported. The good decision is the one they make. This is especially important in breast cancer because it is so multifaceted and there are so many directions care and treatment can go.
 

Provider background

Breast cancers, breast health

I am an internal medicine physician who sees patients at the Breast Health Clinic at South Lake Union.

I take care of patients who are at high risk of breast cancer or who have completed their breast cancer treatment and are moving back to regular primary care. 

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency
University of Washington, Internal Medicine
Languages
English

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.

Publications

Many of our Fred Hutch doctors conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other doctors and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch provider has written.

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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