Kami Doubet, APN
Kami graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with her BSN in 1987, and with her MSN from University of North Dakota in 1997.
Family Nurse Practitioner
Kami has worked in Family Practice for 11 years. Kami focused on women and children with an emphasis on preventive health before returning to oncology.
When did you join Illinois CancerCare?
Hobbies / Interests:
“I love walking, biking, reading, and gardening. I spend most of my time outside of work with my family and attending my children's activities. We love to travel, and I have a passion for mission trips as well.”
What medical change has impacted the field of cancer the most since you began practicing medicine?
“I continue to be amazed at how fast cancer care changes. The development of new drug therapies has advanced faster every year that I practice in the field. However, in the last several years, I have been privileged to be a part of the development of new supportive care programs, such as cancer survivorship. We are identifying the long term implications of a cancer diagnosis and what that means for people today. I love working with our cancer survivors to help them transition back into their post-cancer lives with knowledge and resources for the future.”
Why did you choose your field?
“I chose oncology as a new RN many years ago because I found the patient care to be very fulfilling and the science behind the diseases to be very interesting. Today, many years later, I would say my answer remains the same. The science of oncology care is ever changing and more exciting than ever. That said, I still find my patients to be some of the greatest heroes I've ever met. I am constantly in awe of how people cope with this disease, and I continually learn something about the human spirit. I am privileged to walk the journey with my patients.”
Why did you choose Illinois to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
I moved back to Peoria after being gone 20 plus years to be close to family again. I appreciate the Midwest values and friends in this area. I live with my husband and 2 children.
Do you have any advice to give patients after they have been diagnosed with cancer?
“My advice to patients upon diagnosis is to reach out to those who support you, think positively, and surround yourself with others who do the same. Take time to laugh and rest and play every day.”