Breast Health Center
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.
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.
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 at the Breast Health Center. We have an 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.
Breast Health Navigators are specialized registered nurses who work with patients diagnosed with breast cancer to help them through treatment and recovery. They provide education and support to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of the patient.
Our Breast Health Navigators are all Certified Breast Care Nurses (CBCN). CBCN is the only accredited certification program that is available exclusively to registered nurses and encompasses the entire spectrum of breast care nursing practice.
Through support from the Columbus Regional Health 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.
Cheryl's Story - Surviving Breast Cancer
Cheryl Kenyon knows first-hand how important it is to get an annual mammogram. Despite not showing any symptoms, her mammogram showed a mass that was cancerous. Read "Healthy and Thriving: Cheryl's Story" on the CRH Healthy Tomorrow blog.
Coordinated Cancer Treatment
Our team understands that a well-coordinated treatment plan is beneficial for our patients. Follow the link below to learn more.
Related CRH Blog Posts
Mar 18, 2016
Could Fish Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk?
Eating about 8 ounces of seafood a week can reduce the risk for heart disease in both men and women. A recent study suggests women may also reap breast cancer-fighting benefits.Full story
Feb 26, 2016
We've Come a Long Way Against Breast Cancer
By Deana Tuell, Breast Health Center Manager and Breast Health Navigator
For women like me — women who lost young mothers to breast cancer back in the early 1980s, years seemed to go by as we mapped out breast cancer risks without much new information surfacing. But today, we are learning and seeing more.Full story
OCT 15, 2015
Video: Jan's Story
Jan Matchette, Columbus resident and longtime high school cross country coach, shares her experience about going through breast cancer treatment with the Breast Health Center at Columbus Regional Health.Full story
Our Breast Health Doctors
|Stephanie Wagner, MD
|Anita Conte, MD
|Kevin McMullen, MD
|John Cox, MD
|Justin Burdick, MD
|Frederick Shedd, MD
|Michael Dorenbusch, MD
|David Thompson, MD
|Thomas Jackson, MD
age women are encouraged to begin having annual mammograms