Breast Patient Navigators

maureen-and-tracy-288x266Windsong Breast Care provides Certified  Breast Patient Navigators ( C-BPN) to assist breast cancer patients with scheduling /coordinating appointments , answering questions , coordinating referrals and anticipating needs. The navigators facilitate a bi-weekly question and answer session for newly diagnosed patients and a family member.  Patients will meet with our panel of experts , consisting of members of the treament team- Radiologist, Surgeon, Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Nutritionist, Physical Therapist, Counselor, etc. this provides an open line of communication for the patients and families to begin the journey to survivorship . The Breast Patient Navigators have experience in radiology with a special focus on women’s imaging , breast health,  and breast disease . They assist patients throughout the continuum of breast cancer care and enhance the patients quality of life, sense of autonomy and self determination for managing their own health. In addition – they meet with the newly diagnosed patient and provide them with a survivorship care plan with details on how to utilize the plan for their maximum benefit. To contact a Breast Patient Navigator call – (716)-631-2500* 2115.

 

img_2700-450x414In October of 2016 – Windsong Breast Care applied for and received a grant to expand services for underserved women, regardless  of their insurance status , to provide navigation services to assist patients with obtaining their screening mammograms. The project came about as part of Governor Cuomo’s statewide initiative  to : 1) increase NY’s breast screening rate by 10% over the next 5 years and 2) increase the number of women screened and improve breast cancer screening and diagnostic follow- up . A dedicated Breast Patient navigator,  was hired as a result  to facilitate this initiative.  She can be reached at 716-631-2500 *2325