'Grey's Anatomy' Alum Kate Walsh Found Her Own Addison Montgomery

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Grey's Anatomy's Kate Walsh opens up about her brain tumor and how she found her Addison.

Kate Walsh Was Diagnosed With A Brain Tumor

Kate Walsh (Addison Montgomery), who played the beloved and hated character, Dr. Addison Montgomery, in ABC's Grey's Anatomy and its spinoff Private Practice was suddenly in the need for a doctor of her own when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015. Luckily, Walsh was able to find a doctor to treat her tumor who was just like her character, Addison.

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In an interview with ABC Radio's "No Limits With Rebecca Jarvis", Walsh revealed, "I ended up finding this amazing doctor here in L.A. who is kind of a total Addison and I say that only because I’m like I can’t believe I kind of found an Addison."

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Walsh then went on to explain how she was able to connect with her doctor. "I really was always intent on wanting to partner with someone just to share and talk about my experience," Walsh said. "I love her so much and she’s so cool and so knowledgeable and so fierce and amazing."

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It's inspiring to see how Walsh transitioned from TV doctor to real-life patient in such an informative and graceful manner. Recently, Walsh starred in a Cigna commercial with her Grey's Anatomy husband, Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd), to raise awareness about getting your annual checkup.

Walsh had this final piece of advice: "“Find your Addison… I did… she’s awesome."

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