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The Methodist Breast Center And The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center Partner To Form The New Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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The Methodist Breast Center and The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center are now the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center. The new Breast Center consolidates the services of the previously separate Methodist Breast Center and The West Clinic Comprehensive Breast Center into an integrated program for the complete management of breast health and wellness.

“This partnership is an extension of an already amazing partnership between West Cancer Center and the Methodist Healthcare family,” said Erich Mounce, CEO of West Cancer Center. “The Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center reflects both of our organizations’ commitment to providing our patients with the tools they need for their wellness journey.”

The new Breast Center collaboration has a full suite of comprehensive services for the total management of breast health, including the most advanced imaging and diagnostic services such as digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3-dimensional mammography. According to Jennifer Boals, MD, Memphis Radiological PC Radiologist and Breast Imaging Specialist at the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center and Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), access to these high-quality services provides patients the best care possible for their overall breast health.

“Tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, provides the clearest image currently available of the breast tissue,” said Boals. “With only a few extra seconds of imaging, tomosynthesis obtains images that see through the layers of the breast tissue much more accurately than regular mammography.”

In addition to the highest quality imaging available, patients at the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center also have access to complete diagnostic and treatment needs to evaluate and treat a vast array of both benign and malignant breast diseases and conditions.

“Whether you are a patient here for your annual mammogram, or you require further diagnostic testing or possible surgical intervention, we can take care of you,” said Michael Berry, MD, Medical Director of the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center and Associate Professor at UTHSC. “This integrated partnership provides the patient an opportunity to stay within a comprehensive healthcare system to address any and all breast management needs, should they decide to do so.”

And while today marks the official announcement of the new partnership, the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center formally opened its first location at 7945 Wolf River Boulevard within West Cancer Center at the end of 2015. In addition to this location, the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center will provide screening and wellness services at two additional satellite locations – one within the Methodist Diagnostic Center on Union Avenue, and one at the recently renovated location at 1381 South Germantown Road. Both of these locations will be rebranded to reflect the new partnership moniker over the course of 2016.

The Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center received its name through a significant financial gift from Betty and Jack Moore in honor of West Clinic’s founder and the Moore’s brother-in-law, William H. West, MD, who lost his mother to breast cancer. Patients and/or referring health providers can schedule appointments through a new centralized scheduling line at 901-516-4300.

 

About the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center

The Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center delivers patients a full suite of comprehensive services for the management of their breast health. From screening and wellness to diagnostic and further treatment needs for both benign and malignant breast conditions, the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center provides the convenience of an integrated system for each patient’s wellness journey. This commitment is strengthened by the collaboration of the Mid-South’s premier breast experts, working side-by-side to deliver the type of care patients have come to know and expect from the Methodist Healthcare Family.

The Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center received its name through a significant financial gift in honor of West Clinic’s founder, William H. West, MD, who lost his mother, Margaret, to breast cancer.

For more information on our locations and services, visit www.westcancercenter.org .