Andrea, San Francisco CA

AndreaS

Andrea

One day, out of the blue, my world was turned upside down.

At 37, I was diagnosed with stage 1, grade 3 triple negative breast cancer. After my diagnosis, I had to quickly make many important decisions. Picking my oncologist was one of them.

My husband and I met with Garrett and he answered every single question we had — from treatment recommendations, additional testing suggestions to our fertility concerns. Not only did he listen to us, he heard us. Somehow, magically, he was able to bring a bit of levity to the moment without diminishing the seriousness of our discussion. As I left SIO that day, I knew Garrett was going to be my oncologist. The integrative aspect of his practice was an amazing added bonus.

Everyone in the office has become part of our family. Collectively, they are smart, loving, compassionate and funny. Just the type of people you want to surround yourself with during this whirlwind journey.