As a general oncologist, I treat all forms of cancer in adults. When patients are referred to me, typically they have already been diagnosed with cancer and have had a biopsy or surgery.
My initial role is to provide education about their diagnosis and prognosis, present the best treatment options, and discuss the potential side effects of treatment. If the patient’s cancer isn’t treatable, I recommend appropriate follow-up care. After we agree on the best approach, I direct the patient’s treatment or follow-up care and monitor his or her condition over time.
Education & credentials
I educate patients to help them understand how cancer may affect their lives. It’s not just physical. It affects the patient’s work, finances, relationships and emotional wellbeing. Science has given us high-tech treatment options, but oncologists need to bring their compassion and really get to know a patient’s life situation and wishes in order to provide the best care.
I live on a lake with my three sons, who are all in grade school. We love skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter, and swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding in summer. I am really into flower gardening and have huge perennial gardens. You can find me working on a knitting project whenever I have some down time.