Madsen, Lally open Peninsula Breast Center in Poulsbo
October 31, 2011 · 9:28 AM
POULSBO — Peninsula Breast Center, co-founded by Berit L. Madsen, M.D. and Sheila Lally, DO, has opened at 19917 7th Ave., Poulsbo.
Madsen and Lally founded the center to bring multi-specialty breast cancer diagnosis and treatment close to home.
Lally is a board-certified general surgeon specializing in breast cancer treatment and the primary surgeon at the Peninsula Breast Center. She has been providing care to patients on the Kitsap Peninsula and Bainbridge Island for more than 15 years.
Madsen is also a co-founder of the Peninsula Cancer Center, where the Peninsula Breast Center is located. She has worked in radiation oncology for 16 years and specializes in breast and gynecologic cancer, head and neck cancer, prostate external beam therapy and stereotactic radiotherapy.
The Peninsula Breast Center’s team approach includes radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists, as well as a nurse practitioner who serves as a patient care coordinator.
The benefit of a team approach is that the patient’s medical history, imaging studies, and pathology results are reviewed collaboratively before recommending a treatment approach. Patients have the opportunity to meet with each of the specialists who will be involved in their care and receive a care plan, including arrangements as needed for surgery, radiation, and medical therapy. The center works with the patient’s primary care provider and sends a summary of treatment immediately after their visit.
“Giving patients the opportunity to see all of their doctors on the same day helps alleviate a lot of the fear and uncertainty surrounding breast cancer,” Lally said. “Patients leave with a much clearer understanding of their diagnosis and treatment plan, helping them to feel more confident and optimistic about what is otherwise a very scary diagnosis.”