As a nurse practitioner, I provide Cancer Survivorship care for children and adults. Every patient is different, and what works for one patient may not work for another. My philosophy is: Don't assume, ask. This approach makes the patient-provider relationship much better and improves communication and outcomes.
When a close family member passed away of pancreatic cancer, I felt compelled to explore healthcare career paths. I started nursing school and have never looked back. In Survivorship, we see patients across their lifetime. No matter their age, we will continue to follow and monitor them for late treatment effects.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to work in oncology, which can be a very challenging field. Working with children in oncology brightens up those harder days. I have met so many brave, resilient children in my time here, which reminds me why I do what I do.
In my research, I am working towards enhancing the patient experience, removing barriers and improving compliance.
My family and I enjoy gardening and raising bees, chickens and ducks in our free time.