Sarah Ontiveros,DNP-BC

DNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Urology, CTCA Phoenix

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I joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® because everyone there was so welcoming and compassionate. I feel that the organization and I share similar standards of care for patients.

Location
Phoenix
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner
Education
Advanced degrees:

Doctorate of Nursing Practice - Arizona State University, Phoenix

Certifications

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center

As a Nurse Practitioner, Sarah Ontiveros works closely with patients to provide personalized cancer care. In October 2018, Ontiveros joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Phoenix. She is inspired by the Mother Standard® of care, the organization’s desire to provide a patient-centered approach to cancer treatment.

"The patient-centered philosophy and collaborative work environment are what drew me here," says Ontiveros. "Patients benefit directly from the approach to deliver high-quality care from a multi-disciplinary team in constant communication.”

Ontiveros is part of the urology team at CTCA®, working with patients who have cancer of the prostate, bladder or kidneys. She believes it is important for patients to understand their disease, know all of the options available, and to be comfortable with the choice of treatment that they select. Ontiveros educates patients and answers any questions they may have so that they can be active participants in the treatment decision-making process.

Ontiveros earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She went on to complete a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Arizona State University in Phoenix. She began her career as a registered nurse in 2009. She has previously worked in a variety of hospital and clinic settings prior to joining CTCA.

Striving to stay abreast of the very latest in cancer care, Ontiveros is devoted to life-long learning. She actively participates in continuing education courses and seminars.

Outside of CTCA, Ontiveros’ life revolves around her family. She has four children and enjoys spending time with her family. Ontiveros also likes being outdoors and exercising.

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