Breast Care Specialists
The Breast Care Center, located on the Southeast Georgia Health System
Brunswick Campus, was designed to help you “make breast care a routine
for life.” Whether you come here only for your annual mammogram
or for further diagnosis and treatment of a breast health concern, we
work hard to provide compassionate care using the latest technology in
a soothing and comfortable environment.
To schedule an appointment, call:
Learn more about our Breast Care Center or check out our
Breast Health FAQ!
Advanced Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Procedures
Our Breast Care Center features the most advanced breast imaging and diagnostic
digital 3D mammography, breast ultrasound,
Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation, and stereotactic biopsy. Click
Women's Imaging Services to learn more.
A Team of Breast Care Experts
When you have a breast health concern, we have a team of Breast Care specialists
who work together to diagnose and treat your condition. Integrated care
is provided by highly skilled and experienced physicians, nurses and technologists.
Breast Care Nurse Navigator Program Highlights:
- Provides personalized patient guidance from diagnosis to treatment to reconstructive
surgery, if necessary
- Explains treatment options and technologies, helps patients make informed
decisions and answers questions throughout the care journey
- Ensures patients receive timely exam results, diagnosis and treatment.
Helps eliminate barriers to care
- Assists with follow up appointments, supporting the patient throughout
the entire care process
- Serves as a well-informed patient resource regarding community support services
- Provides access to a variety of breast health and breast diseases educational materials
Karen Crosby, R.N., BSN
With over 20 years of nursing experience in the fields of oncology and
critical care, Karen Crosby, R.N., BSN, breast care navigator, helps patients
move through the continuum of care during a stressful time.
After breast cancer diagnosis, Karen acts as the liaison between the patient,
referring physician and the team of dedicated breast care specialists.
She serves as an advocate providing personal guidance and emotional support
to both patients and their families.
Karen counsels through every stage of diagnosis, acting as a support person
for both the patient and their families. A breast cancer survivor herself,
she understands the thoughts, questions and feelings experienced. She
prides herself in being a voice for breast cancer awareness in the community.
Karen, along with all of our Breast Care Center physicians, is dedicated
to addressing patient concerns with sensitivity and kindness. The Southeast
Georgia Health System Breast Care Center team encourages you to “make
breast care a routine for life.”
The Breast Care Center's Nurse Navigator can be reached by calling
Breast Cancer Awareness
Knowledge is power, so it's important to know the risk factors associated
with developing breast cancer. You may not be able to change your age,
gender, race and family medical history, but risks such as obesity, smoking,
alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise are all within
our means to control. Stay up to date on your mammograms and stay informed
of your own health. Early detection saves lives.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Cancer Care Video Blog
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, you may be confused
about your diagnoses and unsure about next steps. Cancer awareness and
prevention can help ease some of these feelings. In Dr. Meadows' monthly
video blog, he discusses cancer topics such as lumpectomy vs. mastectomy,
PET Scans, cancer staging, and life-saving cancer screenings, so you can
become better informed patients and care givers.
Sign up to receive monthly updates on these topics and more.
WATCH VIDEO BLOG
We understand the anxiety that may arise between tests and how frustrating
it can be to navigate a complex health care system. At the Breast Care
Center, we are committed to providing you with streamlined, personalized
care with the least possible delay.
The Magnolia Resource Center
Our Resource Center offers a wealth of information concerning all aspects
of breast health. Whether you're stopping by after a regularly-scheduled
mammogram or making a special trip, we welcome the opportunity to help
you find the information you need.
To schedule a mammogram*, please call:
*You must have a signed order from your physician or health care provider
to obtain a mammogram.
Mobile Health Vehicle
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW)
mobile health vehicle provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative
education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses,
health fairs, churches and community events.
Healthy Partners Articles
Find a Treatment Right for You
Healthy Partners, Fall 2021
Learning that you have breast cancer is never easy. That’s why, for
the one in eight women in the United States who will receive a breast
cancer diagnosis in her lifetime, it’s important to know this: “Breast
cancer is a very treatable disease, especially when caught early,”
shares Stephen G. Barrett, M.D.
Delivering the Best in Breast Care
Healthy Partners, Fall 2020
Since early childhood, Vincent K. Arlauskas, M.D., knew he wanted to be
a doctor. “Every one of us has been impacted by breast cancer at
some level,” says Dr. Arlauskas. “It’s important that
women of all ages, including young adult women, know and understand the
symptoms of breast cancer in order to identify it as early as possible.”
Breast Screening With innovative Technology
Healthy Partners, Winter 2020
We upgraded all of its mammography units with the state-of-the-art Genius®
3D Hologic technology. This means women who schedule their breast cancer
screenings at a Southeast Georgia Health System facility in Brunswick
or St. Marys can now choose to have a 3D mammogram.
Breast Cancer: New Treatments, Better Outcomes
Healthy Partners, Fall 2018
Want to learn more about new treatments for breast cancer offered at Southeast
Georgia Health System? Read our featured article in the Fall 2018 issue
of Healthy Partners!
Timing is Everything
Healthy Partners, Fall 2017
Learn how breast cancer screenings can save lives in our featured article
in the Fall 2017 issue of Healthy Partners!