When a screening mammogram result is flagged for follow-up care, it can be stressful and scary for patients and their loved ones. The Wellstar Comprehensive Breast Health Program supports patients with a full team of experts dedicated to navigating what can otherwise be an overwhelming process.
This concierge service helps patients who have received abnormal screening mammogram results, along with their support systems, make informed breast health decisions. Our dedicated team of schedulers, nurse navigators and breast care specialists will stay by your side through the entire diagnostic process, offering personalized counsel at every step—and it’s complimentary for anyone who has their screening mammogram performed at a Wellstar imaging center.
Our care team is invested in patients’ physical and emotional well-being and provides personalized guidance as patients follow up on their mammograms and set next steps. At Wellstar, no patient has to walk through their health journey alone.
This integrative program, available at no additional cost to patients who have received abnormal screening mammogram results, offers consultation services via secure MyChart messaging, email and telephone calls, so you can get care anywhere.
Take the first step with screenings
“If you’re at average risk of developing breast cancer, you should start annual mammograms at age 40,” said Medical Director for the Comprehensive Breast Health Program Dr. Rhonda Wachsmuth. “However, if you have a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors, your provider may recommend starting earlier and will help you create a screening plan.”
When it’s time for your mammogram, Wellstar offers 14 mammography locations, and our patients have state-of-the-art technology on their side. We offer high-resolution breast screening, including 3D mammograms.
A 3D mammogram provides a series of detailed images of the breast, allowing healthcare providers to better evaluate breast tissue layer by layer, making fine details more visible and no longer hidden by overlapping tissue. A 3D mammogram is clinically proven to provide more accurate breast cancer screening and can help reduce false-positive callbacks for additional imaging.
Call (678) 581-5900 to schedule your mammogram. You can also ask your Wellstar provider to put your mammogram order in MyChart and you'll have the ability to schedule online.
Compassionate follow-up care with the Comprehensive Breast Health Program
If you are of average risk and your screening mammogram results are normal, your next mammogram will be the following year. Continue to perform breast self-exams monthly, and if you notice any changes such as a lump, sore spot or a difference in the appearance of the skin, contact your provider.
If your screening mammogram is abnormal and you need follow-up care, a member of the Comprehensive Breast Health Program team will contact you to schedule additional imaging, automatically including you in this complimentary concierge program. They can also answer any questions you have about the program, next steps, what to expect at your follow-up appointment and more. If your additional imaging also shows an abnormal result, your care team will remain by your side, guiding you through every needed follow-up care step, which may include additional imaging, breast biopsy or specialist referral.
In the event you are diagnosed with breast cancer, treatment transitions from the Comprehensive Breast Health Program to the Wellstar Cancer Care team. The Comprehensive Breast Health Program team will coordinate this transition, and your breast health navigator will connect you with one of our oncology nurse navigators—registered nurses who bring a highly personalized level of guidance and support to each patient. The Wellstar Cancer Care team will continue to provide compassionate care with a multidisciplinary team of experts.
How the Comprehensive Breast Health Program can help
An abnormal screening mammogram result can be overwhelming and upsetting for patients and their support systems. As you seek answers about your breast health, the concierge services of the Comprehensive Breast Health Program can make the process more seamless by helping with steps including:
- Creating your personalized care plan
- Scheduling appointments
- Assisting with insurance preauthorization
- Managing referrals
- Providing patient education