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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


SCCA Pain Clinic staff is dedicated to managing complex pain complaints in oncology and benign hematology patients.

Philosophy of Care

Pain management in cancer patients is patient-focused. Successful pain management requires a team approach between all who are involved in care. Most importantly, this must include the patient. Successful pain management requires a long-term commitment to care. Our goal is to help patients gain control of their pain and improve the quality of their life.

Summary of Services

It is important for patients to understand why they are experiencing pain as not all pain is caused by cancer. It is not uncommon for oncology patients to experience pain before, during or after treatment which extends well into survivorship.

The clinic is staffed by clinical nurse coordinators. In addition to our registered nurses, the SCCA Pain Clinic team consists of attending anesthesiologist, board-certified Pain Specialists, registered nurse practitioner, and clinical oncology pharmacists. Where appropriate, we involve additional staff, including social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and occupational therapists, to help in your care. We also collaborate with other physicians and keep in close contact with patients in order to personalize a pain management plan.

Our Team

  • Fitzgibbon, Dermot R., MB BCh Chief of Service and Professor
  • Alwan, Laura, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Balmain, Sherri, RN Clinical Nurse Coordinator
  • Brown, Anna, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Hammer, Kathryn, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Kinsman, Katharine, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Kuhry, Jules RN Clinical Nurse Coordinator
  • Lee, Cathy, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Li, Shan, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Marshall, Helen, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Mock, Roy, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Patel, Amilia, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Pollak, Kelly, MD Attending, Acting Assistant Professor
  • Segal, Eve, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Smith, Ann, RN Clinical Nurse Coordinator
  • Tran, Melinda, PharmD Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
  • Turner, Stasia, ARNP Registered Nurse Practitioner, Teaching Associate

Referral Information for providers

Our nurses are available to discuss pain issues Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are available at the SCCA Pain Clinic on Tuesday afternoons and all day Thursday with attending physicians and every day with a nurse practitioner.

Contact Information:

Appointments: 206-288-2014

Mailing Address:
825 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98109

Physical Location:
1354 Aloha St.
Seattle, WA 98109

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