Mook-Lan Sauvignon Iglowitz, M.D.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Staff Physician, Volunteer Clinical Faculty - UCD Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Philosophy of Care
It's hard to be a patient. I have walked the road of serious illness with my own family. I have slept overnight in the hospital, waking up to the beeping of IV machines, and waited each morning for the rounding team. When we were home, we arranged caregivers, organized piles of medications and tried to make the best of hard times. My experience may be very different from yours, but I learned that it is very hard to be a patient, as well as a family member when things get serious.
Years later, after working as a hospitalist, I found my passion in palliative medicine -- i.e. walking with patients and families through serious illness. I completed my fellowship at UC Davis and joined an incredible team as we opened the Supportive Medicine Clinic at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our mission is to support patients and their families as they travel their journey with cancer. This may include symptom management, exploring your goals for care, or providing additional support resources through our interdisciplinary team (dieticians, social workers, a chaplain).
Dr. Iglowitz is a board-certified palliative medicine physician who works with patients with serious illness. She takes special interest in helping patients and their families face their illness through planning, decisional support, symptom control, and patient/caregiver education.
Dr. Iglowitz serves as a volunteer clinical faculty for the UC Davis Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship. Additionally she is a facilitator for the IMPACT Palliative care communication workshop for nurses at the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing.
M.D., Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel 2008
B.S., UC San Diego, Ja Jolla CA 2002
Internship: Family Medicine, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma WA 2008-2009
Family Medicine, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma WA 2009-2011
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2016-2017
American Board of Family Medicine,
American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine,
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine