Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Nurse practitioners (N.P.) are advanced practice registered nurses with a master's degree in nursing who are highly trained and skilled to assess, diagnose, and prescribe care, medication and treatment. They are also experts in symptom management. An oncology nurse practitioner specializes in caring for patients with cancer and hematologic disorders.
Physician Assistants (P.A.) are advanced practice clinicians who are skilled and trained in advanced physical assessment, diagnosis and treatment. P.A.s may assist the doctors in your surgery, monitor your condition and collaborate with your doctor on treatment decisions.
The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant monitors your condition and collaborates with your doctor on treatment decisions. They can help answer your questions regarding your disease, treatment, lab results and X-rays and prescribe medications when indicated. You may see them for your routine, prechemotherapy visit and stable follow-up visits. They are also available to see you for an office appointment or speak with you by phone if you have an urgent problem or concern.
Eva Y. Louie, ANP, N.P., M.S., MPH, OCN
Joycelynn Shiu, MPH, MSPAS, PA-C
Medical Oncology, Mountain View Center
Joanna Losito, N.P.
Medical Oncology, Santa Cruz Center
Teresa Parodi, PA-C