Breast Care Center
Medical Office Building 2
2nd Floor Suite 270
401 Bicentennial Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Breast Care Center is a comprehensive breast program dedicated to providing compassionate expert care. Opened in 1994, it was originally known as the Kira Skidmore Breast Care Center. Renamed in July 2011, the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Breast Care Center received accreditation through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). This certification reflects the high quality, multidisciplinary care offered, especially to the newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients. It is the only accredited breast care center in Sonoma County, California. In addition, our radiology department became an accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence through the American College of Radiology in 2012.
The Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic is for the newly diagnosed breast cancer patient and family members. Our clinic provides a setting in which a patient, along with family or loved ones, meets with an expert team of Breast Cancer Specialists to develop an individualized treatment plan. The team members understand how difficult it is to confront a diagnosis of breast cancer. Our mission is to personalize the treatment and provide information and support you need during and after your treatment. This novel approach was described as a “best practice model” by our NAPBC accreditation surveyor. The clinic is held twice a month.
Our clinic begins with an informational video that gives an overview of breast cancer and provides a better understanding of the disease. Family members or friends are welcome to participate during this information session. Following this, each patient consults individually with the specialists from Surgery, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Plastic Surgery. These consultations may take 2 hours or more. If one has a large number of loved ones coming to clinic they may be asked to choose a representative to be present during the examinations with our specialists.
Comprehensive care means the patient has support throughout the process of diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Care Center has a Clinical Nurse Specialist as a breast care coordinator. The coordinator helps facilitate the care of our patients with the new diagnosis of breast cancer. Available to offer resources, education and support, she follows their care from time of diagnosis till completion of treatment.
Rounding out the program, patients have access to genetics, behavioral medicine and health education resources. The Breast Care Center also has a Nurse Practitioner who manages the high risk clinic. Patients with genetic susceptibility to breast cancer, biopsy-derived increased risk, significant family history or other concerns are evaluated in the clinic as part of their enhanced screening program.