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The Breast Center at
St. Joseph Medical Center has earned accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The Breast Center at St. Joseph was recognized for creating clinical best practices in the areas of: navigation, breast cancer surveillance, breast cancer staging and evaluation and management of benign breast disease.

The Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This prestigious designation means the Breast Center at St. Joseph has earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy)..

The Breast Center provides state-of-the-art mammography from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and walk-in mammograms from 8-11:30 a.m., and 1-4 p.m. You don't need a physician referral for a mammogram. To schedule an appointment with the Breast Center, call 816-943-3173.
 

 A Commitment to Caring
 

The Breast Center is committed to caring for the bodies, minds and spirits of our paitents. Breast cancer affects not just the patient, but families too. We strive to provide the latest technologies and programs to both support and educate breast cancer patients and their families throughout the Kansas City area.

Early detection and prompt treatment are key in battling this disease. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care to all Breast Center patients.

Continuity of care is emphasized through a multidisciplinary approach, which involves the patient, their families and physician in the decision-making process.

The comprehensive program at the Breast Center includes dedicated technologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, and radiation and medical oncologists. The Breast Center provides a Certified Breast Patient Navigator, a specialist in oncology and education, to guide patients through the treatment process after a breast cancer diagnosis. The nurse navigator also provides emotional support and education. Our registered mammography, ultrasound and MRI technologists offer care unmatched within the community.

The Breast Center is MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) certified and accredited by the American College of Radiology. Mammogram results are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist with the assistance of the newest computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system.

The Breast Center offers:

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Courtney A. Angell, MD

OBSTETRICS &
GYNECOLOGY

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Norman I. Bamber, MD

NEUROSURGERY

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Ashutosh V. Bapat, MD

CARDIOLOGY

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Rene P. Bollier, MD

FAMILY PRACTICE

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Pierre Castera, MD

COLON/RECTAL
SURGERY

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Richard Charette, MD

PEDIATRICS

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John M. Forman, MD

CV & THORACIC
SURGERY

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Kristin E. Humphreys, MD

INTERNAL MEDICINE

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James E. Johnson, DO

PAIN MANAGEMENT

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Michael J. Liston, MD,
FACC

CARDIOLOGY

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Marco S. Mazzella, MD,
FACC

CARDIOLOGY

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Richard James
McKittrick, MD

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOG

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Subramanian Sivarajan,
MD

NEPHROLOGY

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John A. Thesing, MD

GASTROENTEROLOGY

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Gregory R. VanDenBerghe,
MD

ORTHOPEDIC
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Donald Chris Walker, MD

RADIOLOGY

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Mark S. Walton, MD

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOG

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Voice of the Patient

  • “I enjoyed both the classes and the exercise. I seemed to get better with the exercise program the longer I attended, which, of course, is the whole point!”
  • “I admired the professionalism of the staff. They were all very cheerful and kept the classes lively and enjoyable. They all are a credit to the hospital.”
  • “Everyone who knows me and my exercise regimen, including my doctors, did not think I would find value in Cardiac Rehab, but I did and it was thanks to the staff.”
  • “The bond that develops between the class participants was an unexpected bonus!”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was the quality care provided by the five nurses. While running on the treadmill, I watched them work with and encourage each of the other patients. You have a great staff!”
  • “The entire program was excellent. The classes were great and the nursing staff was very knowledgeable.”
  • “This program is excellent; it was vital to my full recovery and restored health.”
  • “The program was outstanding. All of it was well planned and the staff was very professional; I appreciated their pleasant smiles and friendly voices.”
  • “The most helpful part of the program was clearly the nursing staff. They took time to clearly define and answer all questions and their working knowledge of anatomy was communicated in terms that all could understand. I especially benefited from the in-depth reviews concerning how the heart worked and how procedures and/or drugs could work to correct issues.”
  • “Thank you for your support and for guiding me through this difficult time. Words cannot express my gratitude for all you have done. Your kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated.”
  • “I was overwhelmed with your kindness and caring.”
  • “Thank you for your extraordinary kindness, guidance and support.”
  • “I could not have done this without you.”
  • “You all are my angels.”
  • “Thank you for your support in a time when I was freaking out.”
  • “The Breast Center put the care in health care.”
  • “I really did not have any comment about how it could have been better. I have been to (patient named 3 other area hospitals) and have had surgery at all three of those facilities. None of them even compare to St. Joseph. I’ve had very good experiences there. Your staff is very welcoming and if I have to have another procedure done. I plan on going to St. Joseph.”
  • “I think that the nurses did an excellent job in taking care of me – they were always there. They did just an excellent job-that’s what I really have to say. And the doctor too did an excellent job taking care of me. I found I got excellent care at St. Joe. I had a very good experience there and I highly recommend it. I had no problem whatsoever.”