Our supportive care advanced practice professionals, also known as palliative care, work hard to help those facing life-threatening illnesses. Their mission is to relieve suffering for patients and their families by providing physical and emotional care. They develop treatment plans regarding medicine, therapy, diets, and more to best suit the patient. They go above and beyond to offer compassionate care and we cannot be more thankful for them!
Amy Blazek, MPAS, PA-C
Amy started her career as a Physician Assistant in 2006 after graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program. She worked for UMC Physicians (UMCP) in Family Medicine for two years. Amy then moved into Internal Medicine at UMC, where she helped manage a busy hospital practice until 2015. In the summer of 2015, she started working for the Supportive Care Team at UMC, and has been there since.
Sandra Scherpereel, APRN, FNP
Sandra received her Bachelor of Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in May of 1994. She started her nursing career at Methodist Hospital in February of 1994. Later, Sandra came to work at the UMC Trauma and Surgical ICU while becoming a nurse practitioner at West Texas A&M University. She then worked in a lot of different areas and ended up moving to Dallas. She returned to Lubbock and in 2014 was recruited to the Supportive Care Team and has been there for seven years. This year marks Sandra’s twentieth year of being a nurse practitioner.