On January 18, 2015 I found a lump in my breast. I saw Dr. Chuppa and Denise from Center for Women’s Health on January 20th. I could not have asked for a more caring doctor and nurse than I found in the two of them. They didn’t rush me to leave even though it was the end of the day. I’m sure they wanted to get home to their families just like everyone else does. They gave me as much time as I needed to discuss what was going to be the next steps. I left with an appointment at radiology the next day and an appointment on January 27th with Dr. McLaughlin for a biopsy. Unfortunately the biopsy came back as cancer. I was devastated. Every appointment after that with Dr. McLaughlin and his nurse, Sue I found they both took their time, explaining and answering any questions I had, sometimes the same question more than once. They reassured me when I needed reassurance. Often I was there well past the clinics closing time yet I never felt as if they were rushing me out the door. Their compassion and patience was appreciated.
Thank you Dr. Chuppa, Denise, Dr. McLaughlin and Sue for making it just a little easier to navigate what a breast cancer diagnosis means and helping me to make the many decisions I needed to make in a knowledgeable manner.