Pictured from left to right: Lori Trouille, NP, Breast Health Navigator; Samuel Ofori, MD, medical director of the cancer center; Harvey Miller, MD, medical director of the Breast Center; Kayla Ply, Senior Mammography Technician
South Georgia Medical Center is excited to launch a new comprehensive breast center under the leadership of Surgeon General Dr. Harvey Miller, Chief Clinical Quality Officer at SGMC.
Dr. Miller has worked with multidisciplinary teams to improve processes that support a highly reliable workflow and reduce the time between imaging, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
“Our goal is to communicate early and often to alleviate any anxiety that comes from the unknown,” Miller said.
According to the American Cancer Society, women at average risk for breast cancer have the option of starting screening every year at age 40. High-risk women should have breast MRIs and mammograms every year, usually starting at age 30. should consult their doctor to determine their risk category.
The SGMC Women’s Imaging Center and the SGMC Berrien Campus offer the best mammography services. Both sites offer Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., a global leader in women’s health. Using advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to dramatically increase the detection of breast cancers and decrease the number of women asked to return for further testing.
If the radiologist recommends further testing, patients are contacted by SGMC’s Breast Navigator, Nurse Practitioner Lori Trouille, who guides each patient through her journey while keeping her provider informed.
If cancer treatment is recommended, Pearlman Cancer Center has a breast care team made up of healthcare professionals from many different specialties who come together to review the best evidence-based treatment options in a collective setting. .
“This takes treatment to another level, as multiple treatment options can be used to address a patient’s specific diagnosis,” Miller said.
For more information, visit sgmc.org or call 229-242-4996.