Elizabeth A. Strand, CRNP,ANP,BC| Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Elizabeth A. Strand, CRNP,ANP,BC
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (367 reviews)

Specialties: Hematology Oncology

Languages: English

About me

Elizabeth (Beth) Strand is a board-certified oncology nurse practitioner who specializes in breast cancer. Beth currently practices at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Prior to moving to the Washington, D.C. area in 2018, she worked at the Gillette Center for breast cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She enjoys symptom management and patient education. Her philosophy involves assisting women to not just survive breast cancer but to thrive.

Beth works collaboratively with the breast oncologists and helps patients understand their individual treatment plan.  Her approach to care focuses on taking time to carefully assess concerns and side effects both during active treatment and beyond. She applies evidenced based strategies for maximizing symptom management, whether during chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, post treatment, or in metastatic disease, so that patients can maximize their quality of life and minimize interruptions to their daily lives.

She has a strong interest in cancer survivorship, having published in this area, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life and outcome of cancer patients through important lifestyle interventions including exercise, diet, and psycho-social interventions. Beth enjoys connecting patients to integrative therapies and community resources. As a gymnast in her early years, she has an interest in how maintaining physical strength enhances overall health.  In addition, her background in religious studies informs her approach and led her into oncology where the cancer experience often invites questions of meaning and purpose.

Philosophy of care

"A breast cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience. It generates feelings of anxiety and uncertainty for patients and their loved ones. I see my job first as listening and then offering innovative and evidence-based strategies to minimize symptoms and enhance well-being throughout the experience of breast cancer and beyond."

About the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute

MedStar Georgetown is part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, which combines medical expertise, the latest therapies, and research across MedStar Health. Our research engine, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C., region. This partnership means we provide access to cutting-edge clinical trials and the latest breakthroughs in cancer care.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Counseling
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Cancer Survivor
  • HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Survivor
  • HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Breast Cancer Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Counseling
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-1229

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Fax 202-444-1229


MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus


Other Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, -

Graduate Education: Yale University (1992)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

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  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

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  • Dec 21, 2023

    Elizabeth Strand is an excellent care provider. She treats patients with utmost care aand respect, while informing them thoroughly about their treatment and involving them in decisions.

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Ms. Strand was exceptional. She listened carefully to my problems with the cancer medication, advised me on my options, examined me, put me at ease, and responded extremely well to the options I chose in my medical care. I left the hospital reassured that I had a health advocate seriously supporting my health needs.

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Very informative and empathetic