A board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, Stephanie Garcia, ANP-BC, is a member of our cancer care team. Working in collaboration with other providers, she offers care and support to patients undergoing medical oncology and hematology treatments, with services ranging from patient education to follow-up care and symptom management. Originally from Greensboro, NC, Stephanie earned an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in hospital settings in Florida. She moved to Germany with her husband, who was under active duty military orders, and while stationed there completed both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Chamberlain College of Nursing in St. Louis and her Master of Science in Nursing through the University of Cincinnati. She has worked as an internal medicine and pulmonary nurse practitioner in the United Kingdom and North Carolina respectively. Since 2016 she has served as a primary care practitioner at the Fargo VA’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Minot. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases. The laboratory work that goes into the study of blood is frequently performed by a medical technologist.
An oncologist deals with Cancer Cares and tumors including diagnosis, therapy, Surgery, and treatments.