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(801) 408-1100Map8th Avenue & C StreetSalt Lake City, UT 84143

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Blood & Marrow Transplant
LDS Hospital
8th Avenue & C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143

(801) 408-1262
There are many people who play an important role in the transplant process. Together they make up the transplant team. You and your caregivers/family members are an important part of this team. Here’s a look at some of the roles that makes up the team and what is expected of each team member.
 

Patients

The patient should be the ultimate decision maker in directing their care. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Tell us what you want. Speak up if you notice physical changes or problems. Let us know if you’re in pain. We also ask that you follow through on treatments and recommendations made by other members of the team.
 

Physicians

Our experienced board-certified doctors and mid-level providers treat blood and marrow transplant patients exclusively. Some of their duties include managing your daily physical care, performing procedures and coordinating with other consulting specialists. Here’s more information about our providers:
 
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    Julie D. Asch, MD 
    Julie D. Asch, MD 
    Julie D. Asch, MD Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
  • View ProfileAlicia C. Brunner, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
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    Shahrzad S. Christopher, PA-C 
    Shahrzad S. Christopher, PA-C 
    Shahrzad S. Christopher, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
  • View ProfileClyde D. Ford, MD Primary Specialty: Oncology
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    Daanish Hoda, MD 
    Daanish Hoda, MD 
    Daanish Hoda, MD Primary Specialty: Oncology
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    Kelly Lynn Konopa, MD 
    Kelly Lynn Konopa, MD 
    Kelly Lynn Konopa, MD Primary Specialty: Oncology
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    Whitney A. Langlois, PA-C 
    Whitney A. Langlois, PA-C 
    Whitney A. Langlois, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
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    Min Li, NP 
    Min Li, NP 
    Min Li, NP Primary Specialty: Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care
  • View ProfileJodi Lynn Mortensen, NP Primary Specialty: Nurse Practitioner, Family
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    Jeff W. Muhlestein, PA-C 
    Jeff W. Muhlestein, PA-C 
    Jeff W. Muhlestein, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
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    Steven E. Nickman, PA-C 
    Steven E. Nickman, PA-C 
    Steven E. Nickman, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
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    Finn B. Petersen, MD 
    Finn B. Petersen, MD 
    Finn B. Petersen, MD Primary Specialty: Oncology
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    Heather R. Richards, PA-C 
    Heather R. Richards, PA-C 
    Heather R. Richards, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
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    Daniel J. Villella, PA-C 
    Daniel J. Villella, PA-C 
    Daniel J. Villella, PA-C Primary Specialty: Physician Assistant
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    Barbara A. Ziegler, NP 
    Barbara A. Ziegler, NP 
    Barbara A. Ziegler, NP Primary Specialty: Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care
 

Caregiver

A caregiver, who can be a family member or a close friend, plays the essential role of providing emotional and physical support for the patient. They act as an advocate for the patient. They help with transportation to appointments, care for them at home and make sure all their needs are met. This could be anything from preparing meals to helping with medications.
 

Care Coordinator

Each patient is assigned a specific coordinator who will assist you through the entire transplant process. The coordinator is very knowledgeable about the transplant process and is a valuable resource for answers to questions. They can help with setting up appointments, helping with insurance claims and act as your main point of contact for anything related to the transplant.
 

Financial Coordinator

The financial coordinator handles all billing and financial issues for both the patient and donor. They work closely with insurance companies to figure out benefits and request authorization. They can also help identify financial assistance options and handles all billing and financial issues.
 

Nurses

You will see nurses both in the clinic and in the hospital unit. They assist with your daily care, assess symptoms and side effects, manage medication administration and provide education about your plan of care.
 

Social Worker

The social worker can provide emotional support to patients and families. They can help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. They can also help connect you with community resources, housing and spiritual support.
 

Dietitian

A dietitian will help you maintain a healthy diet that will give your body the calories and nutrition it needs to heal. They also evaluate your need for intravenous nutrition or other nutrition supplement options.
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