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Kathleen J. Smith, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, ONC

Kathleen Smith, MSN, ANP-BC, ONC

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Advanced Practice Clinician

Nurse Practitioner

Key Awards

Oncology Nursing Society-Patient Education Award

Treatment Philosophy

I have worked in oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center for 25 years, starting as a nurse in the inpatient setting, then 14 years in chemotherapy infusion administration.  During that time, I have experienced many patients with fears, anxieties, questions and need for information regarding their cancer, chemotherapy and how to manage the potential side effects of treatment.

I've seen how dedicated Fox Chase Cancer Center is in provided quality care and I wanted the experience of working in an academic cancer center.  Fox Chase was the perfect fit for me.

My area of special interest is in women's health, chemotherapy, and patient education.  Fox Chase allows me to pursue my goal to support women who are facing the challenges of fighting their cancer, to provide them information and make evidenced based recommendations that will help them through their journey.

I feel honored to be a part of my patients' health care team, and to work collaboratively with the top doctors, pharmacists and Magnet-designated nurses in today's oncology.  To see firsthand the progress being made in oncology through research is amazing, and I believe that everyone deserves the highest quality of individualized, holistic, quality of care.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • BSN, University of St. Francis, St. Joliet, IL
  • MSN, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

  • ANCC-American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • AOCNP-Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®)

Honors & Awards

  • ONS, Patient Education Award
Ratings

59 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 5.0
  • 4.8
  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • 4.9

8 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    April 24, 2019
    Received excellent care AND have confidence that my provider will be there whenever I need her.
  • 5.0
    April 15, 2019
    [...] I liked Kathleen Smith & was very satisfied w/my visit.
  • 2.5
    March 29, 2019
    [...] To me Kathleen Smith, though pleasant and very nice, seemed quite timid, uncomfortable, lacked confidence as well as conviction when she spoke. This in turn made me feel doubtful of my care and worried about my care moving forward, should my issue prove more serious.
  • 5.0
    March 11, 2019
    Kathleen Smith is/was/always has been terrific saw me through a bad time and now continues to follow me with excellent care
  • 5.0
    February 11, 2019
    Kathleen Smith is the best. Knowledgeable, experienced, understanding and honest.
  • 5.0
    November 08, 2018
    Kathy is always caring & comforting.
  • 5.0
    October 04, 2018
    Kathy has shown the upmost in professionalism and always attentive to my needs. Never feel rushed and always answers questions.
  • 5.0
    September 26, 2018
    The care that I have received from Kathy Smith and Dr. [...] has been outstanding. I know that I am NOT their ONLY patient but they make me feel like I am!!
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