401 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Philosophy of Care
Cancer Care is a partnership formed between patient and oncologist. My goal is to make sure my patients are genuinely informed about the nature of their disease, have an understanding of what might account for its occurrence and then provide the needed information and treatment alternatives to empower them to make the best choice for themselves.
Much of our time, then, during visits with my patients, is spent providing this information, validating the knowledge the patients may already have heard or read from others. This approach asks our patients to help take joint responsibility for decision making. The Center and the Providence Health System deeply believe in and respect the right of patient autonomy – that is, the patient’s ability to make informed choices about their own health care.