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Women over 40 are encouraged to have a screening mammogram once a year.

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The Breast Health Center   812-302-4604

Overview

Fighting breast cancer can be a physical and emotional roller coaster. As specialists in this field we understand our patients’ multi-faceted needs on any given day and have found that a personalized approach gives patients an advantage. Modern technology helps us a great deal, but so does our compassion.

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Our one clear purpose: Achieving optimal results, every time.

Our staff consists of kind, caring and passionate people who are only focused on breast health. We want you to feel comfortable, and we want to assist you in any way possible. We understand the special fears and anxieties women have about mammography and breast cancer. Here, you will never feel like a number. The atmosphere is relaxed, and we will meet with you in private consulting and exam rooms. You will not be rushed, and you will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you need.

We use the latest technology available for treatment and recovery.

The earlier breast cancer is found, the more treatment options are available, including MammoSite, advanced technology for targeted radiation therapy. At the Breast Health Center, we also have at our disposal the full range of diagnostic capabilities available to doctors today, including digital mammography, ultrasound imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (also known as MRI). Having all of these options means good news for patients, as we are now catching problems earlier and earlier, enabling us to more effectively prevent the spread of cancer. Better tools and promising new drug therapies also help us help treat and stop cancer, if you have been diagnosed.

For your well-being and peace of mind, we believe in fast follow-up.

If you need a screening mammogram, you can be seen within one week. Diagnostic mammograms, performed to resolve a particular question related to the breast, can usually be scheduled within 24-48 hours. These diagnostic images will be reviewed by a board certified radiologist and discussed with you during that visit. If a biopsy is necessary, it can often be performed the same day. Do you have signs or symptoms of breast cancer? Find out what to watch for.

Our Cancer team understands that a well coordinated treatment plan is beneficial for our patients. Click here to read more about how our breast cancer patients receive high-quality, timely care that is personalized for each patient.

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How We Compare

We are committed to the fight against breast cancer and it shows; in the small moments and the big ones. As the area’s first provider of digital mammography, we are leading the charge. Our passion shines through in our care, and we are proud to have treated and supported many breast cancer survivors in this community.

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A series of firsts, and a track record to be proud of.

As the area's first provider of digital mammography, our commitment to providing top quality care is clear. We were the first hospital in the area to offer a Breast Health Navigator program to support our breast cancer patients with a warm, familiar face and someone who consistently assists throughout breast cancer treatment and recovery; from keeping track of appointments to keeping spirits up, and everything in between. Always looking to innovate, we were the first breast health center in the area to have professional, certified breast care nurses to offer extensive education to our breast cancer patients, their families and the community.

Additionally, the Breast Health Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR), an award given to healthcare facilities for achieving the highest quality standards in breast ultrasound.

Our tireless efforts on behalf of women in this community also include outreach activities like workplace and clinical screening programs, communication with area medical practices, partnerships with community clinics, and educational programming.

Language isn't a barrier to comprehensive care here.

Another example of our commitment to care is our on-staff bilingual technician, who speaks English and Spanish. If translation is needed for other languages, we will seek the assistance of a qualified medical professional that speaks those patients’ language, too.

We believe in breast health for everyone.

Through support from the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation, the Breast Health Center is able to offer the Mammogram Assistance Program. Thanks to that support, we can provide qualifying women a screening mammogram for the nominal payment of just $5.

Women who qualify for Mammogram Assistance Program (MAP) have household incomes too high to be eligible for government assistance but do not earn enough to afford screening mammograms through employee health insurance or by direct payment. MAP funds cover the clinical costs of the initial screenings, while the Center's nurses, mammography technologists, and office staff donate their time and expertise toward the effort. We will work with individuals on a case-by-case basis to resolve any barriers and obstacles that are preventing getting care that’s needed.

To find out if you qualify, call the Breast Health Center at 812-376-5064.

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Our Breast Health Doctors

Doctor Name Specialties Education Location Gender
Frederick Shedd MD
Frederick Shedd MD
(812)372-2245
BreastHealth
Endoscopy
Indiana University School of Medicine Southern Indiana Surgery
2325 18th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
David Thompson MD
David Thompson MD
(812)372-2245
BreastHealth
Endoscopy
Indiana University School of Medicine Southern Indiana Surgery
2325 18th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Kenneth Scott MD
Kenneth Scott MD
(812)376-5996
BreastHealth Indiana University School of Medicine Columbus Radiology
2400 East 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Rahul Dewan DO
Rahul Dewan DO
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Edwin Watkins MD, PhD
Edwin Watkins MD, PhD
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
University of Nebraska College of Medicine The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Anita Conte MD
Anita Conte MD
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
University of Zurich Medical School The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Female
Michael Dorenbusch MD
Michael Dorenbusch MD
(812)372-2245
BreastHealth
Endoscopy
Indiana University School of Medicine Southern Indiana Surgery
2325 18th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Michael Lutz MD
Michael Lutz MD
(812)376-5361
BreastHealth Indiana University School of Medicine Columbus Radiology
2400 East 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Michael Mak MD
Michael Mak MD
(812)376-5550
BreastHealth
CancerCenter
Albert Einstein College of Medicine The Cancer Center
2400 E. 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Robert Hasson MD
Robert Hasson MD
(812)376-5997
BreastHealth University of Iowa College of Medicine Columbus Radiology
2400 East 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Jay Jones MD
Jay Jones MD
(812)376-5361
BreastHealth University Of Louisville School Of Medicine Columbus Radiology
2400 East 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Male
Thomas Jackson MD
Thomas Jackson MD
(812)376-8997
BreastHealth Indiana University School of Medicine Southern Indiana Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
2450 NorthPark
Columbus, IN 47203
Male