Pivoting Cancer Costs and Side Effects With a Nurse's Help

Extraordinary Healer®, Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 15, Volume 15,

When one patient experienced issues related to costly prescriptions and side effects to treatments, one nurse practitioner helped her navigate the way to make the journey a little easier.

Kristina Trafelet, NP, always goes above and beyond my expectations. She has offered many alternatives for me. When my drugs were too costly, she set up a GoodRx card for me and explained how to use the card. When the pharmacy didn't have my prescription, Kristina called every pharmacy until she found one that had it. She then gave me directions where to go to get the medicine ASAP. When treatment affected me terribly, she offered some awesome home remedies when all else was failing. Kristina is so inspirational and caring. Every time I see her, she is positive, and I always feel hopeful and stronger after my visit.

Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Chardele Miller for the 2021 Extraordinary Healer Award. Click here to read more about CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing event on April 30, 2021.

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