Beth Faiman, PhD, CNP

    Beth Faiman, PhD, CNP

    Certified nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio
    • Trials and Tribulations Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

      Clinical inquiry is the backbone of drug development and expansion of therapeutic options. The conduct of clinical trials is an arduous process requiring a matrix of regulatory, financial, scientific, and clinical processes and personnel. Advanced practitioners (APs) play an integral role in the clinical trials process by serving as primary investigators, sub-investigators, study coordinators, or [...]

    • Uncommon Presentations, Uncommon Cancers Thursday, June 1st, 2017

      In this column, Beth Faiman, CNP, PhD, reviews the 5th edition of the Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. Have you read any hematology-related books recently? Let us know what we should read and review by emailing us at A 52-year-old marathon runner without any significant medical or family history presents with progressive shortness of breath, [...]

    • Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Treatment Adherence and Side Effect Management Thursday, September 1st, 2016

      It’s 8 a.m. on a beautiful summer morning. The sun is shining and all seems right with the world. Then, as I approach my first appointment of the clinic day, I am confronted with the harsh reality of what many patients experience: confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety about their treatment plan. A clinic nurse leaving the [...]

    • How Does Your Practice Work? Three Easy Steps to an Effective Practice Monday, March 23rd, 2015

      In previous “Advanced Practice Perspective” columns, we’ve discussed the duties of advanced practice practitioners (APPs), including all of the various patient, research, and administrative roles that a hematology/oncology APP plays. These perspectives generated multiple calls and emails from friends, colleagues, and others, who were interested in knowing just how we do what we do. Since [...]

    • What Can We Do? The Scope of APP Practice Patterns Thursday, January 1st, 2015

      As I opened the door to the exam room one sunny morning in Cleveland, Ohio, a patient stood to greet me. “Congratulations, you’re finally a doctor!” The patient and his wife were beaming with joy. I had just completed my PhD in nursing science and clinical research, and, I must admit, I was thrilled to [...]

    • What Should You Call Us? Monday, December 1st, 2014

      Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and physician’s assistants (PAs) are like most hematologic cancers and blood disorders: heterogeneous in presentation. These skilled clinicians have advanced degrees and certifications and share similar job functions, yet each has a different scope of practice and level of independence. Most function within a collaborative team [...]