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What to bring to initial visit:

  • A complete list of medications and medical history (including a family history of cancer in blood relatives within two generations - mother/father, grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles)

  • Mammograms, sonograms, ultrasounds, MRI of the breast (we have access to films done at Woman's Hospital and Baton Rouge General Medical Center)

  • A copy of your insurance, Medicare, Medicaid card(s). For some insurances you will need a referral number or form from your physician. Please bring a copy of your referral or the referral number with you.

  • Family and friends are welcome to accompany you. There will be no procedures requiring anesthesia performed at the initial visit, so you may come alone if you need or want to.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a breast specialist?

A breast specialist is a surgeon who focuses exclusively on the care of benign and malignant breast disease. Due to the narrow focus of their practice, breast specialists generally have more extensive knowledge and technical skill in treating diseases of the breast, and have more experience in working with these conditions due to the number of patients that they see. Research data shows that greater volumes of a specific diagnosis yields improved outcomes in treatment.

Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?

Although we often receive referrals from a patient's primary care physician, we often are contacted by patients directly as many of our past patients tell others of their positive experiences.

What insurance do you take?

We take a large number of commercial plans as well as Medicare and Medicaid. Always check with your insurance company for the most updated list of preferred providers as we may be providers for some plans and not for others within a specific carrier (ie we accept Humana Gold, but not Humana Gold Plus). For a list of plans we generally accept, click here.

What makes us unique?

As women, we understand what is important to women, and what struggles women face on a daily basis. We understand the requirements that go along with being a wife, a mother, a friend, an employee... and the need to balance those roles while we care for ourselves.

What should I expect at my first visit?

As you are likely coming to see us regarding a problem with your breast or x-rays, this first visit will be a consultation where your medical history will be reviewed, and you and your physician's concerns will be addressed. Whether your issue is simple in nature, or more complicated, we are committed to providing each patient with a complete consultation. This often presents a challenge for our schedule, and we apologize if this means you have to wait, but we want every patient to feel that they had their questions answered and needs met without being rushed. You may need to return for a second visit if there is a need for additional tests or biopsies.

Where do you perform your surgeries?

We both operate at Woman's Hospital and at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center/Bluebonnet.

Do you hold certification as a Breast Specialist?

Currently there is no certification for a Breast Specialist. We are both certified by the American Board of Surgery, and have elected to focus our practice on benign and malignant diseases of the breast. It is this focus in our practice that allows us to use the title Breast Specialist.

Do you see only women?

Although breast cancer is often thought to affect only women, in reality there is a percentage of males who also battle breast cancer. We treat both men and women, from teens to late adulthood.