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Cathy Goetsch, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP, AGN
Cathy Goetsch, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP, AGN
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

55 Patient Ratings
8 Comments

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Departments
Cancer Institute (Oncology)
Hematology

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center

Phone(s)

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6193
Federal Way Medical Center  (253) 838-2400

Specialties
Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Genetics

Board Certifications

Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification
Advanced Oncology Certification
Advanced Genetics Nurse

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1983

Comments
Cathy Goetsch is at Virginia Mason Federal Way one to two days a week.

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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December 2016
Cathleen Goetsch is excellent at her job. I felt she knew a lot about the subject we were discussing. She had great answers to all my questions.

November 2016
I have been coming to Cathleen Goetsch since my diagnosis of breast cancer and I have received excellent care form her as well as all the doctors, surgeons, etc. their at Virginia Mason that have cared for me.

September 2016
Very compassionate & knowledgeable. This appt. restored my confidence in my healthcare.

August 2016
Cathy Goetsch has been immensely helpful w/good & timely information along with consideration of my personal health past & present. Knowing the anxiety associated with those visits, she is great about working quickly to see issues she resolved.

June 2016
End of day - moved in hurried fashion as it kept too busy all day or all week.

May 2016
She was very informative and provided me with answers to all my questions & concerns.

March 2016
Care provider had not done her homework prior to our appt. - was not prepared!

August 2015
#1. No waiting! No worrying!

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Special Interest(s)
Hereditary cancer risk and cancer prevention

Education

BS, Bacteriology & Public Health, Washington State University, Pullman, 1974
BS, Nursing, Seattle Pacific University, 1987
MS, Nursing & Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Seattle Pacific University, 1998

On Patients
“Knowledge is power. Providing information to the patient and his or her family or support system enhances a patient’s ability to function as an effective member of the health care team.”

On Specialty
“Cancer prevention requires recognition of risk and intervention to reduce risk. Identification of inherited cancer predisposition is one part of such risk assessment. Participation in cancer prevention research trials is one of the risk-reduction possibilities people need to know about.”

On Virginia Mason
“By providing patients with the highest quality health assessment, education and advice regarding health promotion and disease treatments, Virginia Mason team members can help patients make the best choices for their individual situation.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Clinical Preceptor, Master of Genetics Nursing, School of Biobehavioral Nursing, University of Washington

Curriculum Vitae
Cathy Goetsch, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP, AGN - Curriculum Vitae