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Erik K. Fromme, M.D., M.C.R., FAAHPM

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Specialties:
Cancer, Medicine
Special Interests:
Hospitalist, Palliative Care, Liver Cancer
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English

"I often see patients and their families in very difficult situations. I have learned that although I do not always have the answer, I can sometimes still serve them if I can listen generously to what they have to say."

Biography

Dr. Fromme specializes in palliative medicine, a specialty that focuses on making patients more comfortable during cancer treatment. He also does research on managing the symptoms of cancer. He started the first supportive oncology and palliative medicine clinic in Oregon, where he works with nurses, social workers and physical therapists to help patients with cancer and their families to control their symptoms and maximize the quality of their lives. Dr. Fromme specializes in managing cancer pain and other difficult symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, appetite loss and sleeplessness. The clinic is available to patients at any stage of illness and treatment.

Dr. Fromme likes to cook, meditate and spend time with his wife and daughter. He is trying to learn to kiteboard in the Columbia Gorge, but it’s not clear that he will be able to do it.

Education

  • Degree:
    M.D., with distinction, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1994
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, 1997 Primary Care Chief Resident, Oregon Health & Science University, 1997
  • Fellowship:
    General Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2001 Palliative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2002 Pastoral Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2002
  • Certification:
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), 1997 American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2005
 

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