Andrea works in palliative care, a specialty that focuses on symptom management, quality of life and advance care planning for those with serious diseases such as cancer and heart failure.
Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Andrea worked as a registered nurse in oncology at OHSU. During this time, she developed a special interest in palliative care and sought additional training in this area. Andrea eventually became a nurse practitioner. When the opportunity to work in palliative care arose, she seized it because she had experienced the positive impact palliative care could have on the lives of people facing serious illness, and she wanted to help patients and their families as they faced this difficult time.
When she isn’t at work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Most of her free time is spent chasing her toddler. When she’s not doing that, Andrea enjoys cooking, baking, reading and dance.Read more
- N.P., OHSU 2012
- Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Memberships and associations
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners