Vicki Cook is a busy, 40-year old, working mom just diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery in May and knows all about asking for time off and being concerned with quality time with her family. She was thrilled to learn someone was doing something about it.
"We hear constantly about patients having to take off work, jeopardizing their positions at work because they repeatedly have to take time from their job, people being punished because they have to seek medical care,” explained Dr. Goulet of breast cancer surgeons.
And that's why Dr. Goulet says community breast care is now offering full service evening hours for patients
“Diagnostic testing will be available, such as mammography or image guided biopsies. All of the services that would be available at 9 in the morning will be provided at 9 o’clock at night.”
Dr. Goulet says the lack of availability and hours outside of normal working hours has been a very real problem and believes the evening hours will revolutionize the way women access healthcare.
Community Breast Care offers the full service evening hours the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at Community East Hospital. Doctors see patients from noon to 8:00 pm.