Megan Hansen from the Marin Independent Journal has written an article about Marin Cancer Care's very own physician, Dr. Bobbie Head who has seen it all — witnessing the evolution of new medical treatments and watching patients handle their fears. "My goal in going into oncology was to relieve pain and make sure people can die a peaceful, dignified death. That has changed as fewer people I take care of are dying," Head said. "I enjoy reassuring people we can treat them."
Head attended medical school at the University of Southern California, obtained her Ph.D. in experimental pathology at the University of California at San Francisco and after her fellowship in San Francisco settled in Marin. During her fellowship, her first husband died from cancer. That has had a tremendous impact on how she interacts with patients.
"It changed what kind of doctor I became," she said. "I became more empathetic and understanding of what they're going through."
Read the full article here.