Pain control and managing difficult symptoms in patients with cancer, both those undergoing active oncology treatment and those with more advanced disease, form the main part of Dr Amsler’s work. A comprehensive review of the patients’ physical, emotional and social needs is the most important element of her practice.
She also has a substantial interest in symptom control for patients who suffer from chronic illnesses other than cancer, such as Parkinson’s Disease and other degenerative neurological conditions; chronic cardiopulmonary diseases such as heart failure and COPD as well as advanced renal failure.
Having studied in Aachen, Germany, Dr Amsler came to England as a junior doctor and soon decided to specialise in Palliative Medicine. She trained in symptom control and palliative care in various hospitals and hospices in Cardiff, Oxfordshire, Cambridge and Essex. Dr Amsler works as a Consultant Palliative Care Physician at Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City since 2007 to support patients and their families in Hertfordshire.