At SERO, patient relationships are at the center of everything we do. Connecting with people on a personal level versus a transactional one is what sets us apart and makes our patient care extraordinary.
We ask our patients to share information about themselves with us, and in return, our providers want to share more about themselves too. This is how our providers engage patients and foster relationships built on transparency and caring.
This month, we’d like to introduce you to Rae Palmer, NP.
Tell Us About Your Family
I grew up in the Foothills of North Carolina. I have two sons who are currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard (one in California and one in Virginia) and five grandchildren. My three dogs are also a big part of my family.
What Do You Enjoy Doing When Not at Work?
I own an older historic home in Caldwell County and love hosting dinners and tea parties for family and friends. The tea parties are always a huge hit with everyone! Everyone loves a reason to wear a fancy hat!
I also love audiobooks and spend many hours listening to books instead of reading them because it allows me to multitask. If you haven’t read or listened to “Where the Crawdads Sing”, it’s an absolute must.
What Made You Choose to Work with Cancer Patients?
I developed a special interest in oncology after taking a job as a hospice nurse. Initially, I was very reluctant about taking care of terminal patients, but it didn’t take me long to realize people need someone at the end of life just like they do at the beginning of life. It was such an honor to be able to serve and support patients in that capacity. Most of the patients I cared for were oncology patients and thus I developed an interest in this area. I am also a breast cancer survivor and this gives me a unique perspective in dealing with my patients. No matter the situation there is always hope.