Commitment to Quality and Service
The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s is a team of highly-skilled specialists and support personnel dedicated to a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to coordinate breast care and services for patients and to assist referring physicians in effectively managing the health of their patients. Our goal is to ensure that care is coordinated and results communicated to the patient and referring physician in a timely manner to minimize anxiety and sleepless nights.
The Breast Center exemplifies Carondelet’s commitment to compassionate care, patient safety, and excellent service. We’ve put the best professionals and state-of-the-art technology together in a “clinic without walls” that is designed just for women.
Comprehensive Approach to Complex Conditions
After an abnormal biopsy result and upon direction from your physician, patients are referred to one of our center physician specialists and are seen within 2-3 working days. A comprehensive history and physical, including evaluation of risk factors for cancer, is performed. Computer-based risk assessment, counseling and genetic testing are offered as appropriate. Patients are presented at our multidisciplinary Tumor Board and a customized, evidence-based treatment plan following national guidelines is developed and implemented. Throughout the course of treatment, continuity of care is emphasized through a multidisciplinary approach in which team members confer and adjust the care plan to ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for the patients. Referring providers are kept informed via physician to physician phone calls and notification. After treatment is completed, the referring providers and patients are given a comprehensive summary including anticipated follow up needs.