Susan Ottemiller, ARNP, DNP
My husband was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2000, before SCCA opened. He participated in a clinical trial at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and everyone involved was not only brilliant and professional but also very kind. Thanks to the people who cared for him and the treatment he received, he is alive and well today. I decided to work with patients involved in clinical trials at SCCA so that I could be part of a team that offers the same high level of care that my husband received.
I pride myself on bringing a compassionate, personalized approach to your care. Every patient is unique, and I strive to learn as much about you as I can while sharing my knowledge about your disease and your treatment in a way that is useful and clear. Having been in practice for many years, I enjoy the opportunity to work closely with patients who have cancer, and I look forward to working with you.
Specialties and clinical expertise: Medical Oncology
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who provides disease and symptom management for patients participating in Phase 1 clinical trials. These trials test novel cancer therapies in people for the first time. They can be a good option for those who have advanced cancers that have stopped responding to conventional treatments. Currently, I work with patients who have a variety of disease types, including bladder cancer, breast cancer, sarcomas and more. In addition to a doctorate in nursing practice, my background includes several years of experience working in hematology and general oncology.
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.