For women needing breast care, Oswego Health offers a compassionate team that includes a well-known Breast Care Surgeon, a dedicated Breast Care Navigator and other clinicians who are available to answer all your questions and develop a detailed care plan.
Breast Surgeon Lisa Lai, MD
From left Lori Greeney and Lisa Lai, MD
Dr. Lai provides a complete range of care from screenings, to evaluation of breast masses or other concerns, management of abnormal breast imaging and surgery for benign or malignant disease including lumpectomies and mastectomies. She is affiliated with the Cancer Center at Upstate Medical Center and serves as the medical director for the breast cancer program.
Dr. Lai brings a continuum of services through the partnerships between Upstate and Oswego Health. This collaboration provides radiation oncology and medical oncology services locally for the convenience of cancer patients. This partnership will further benefit local breast cancer patients who require specialized care or choose to have plastic surgery following a breast procedure.
Dr. Lai sees patients in suite 1700 of the Fulton Medical Office Building and provides surgical care in Oswego Hospital’s advanced surgery center. You can make an appointment with Dr. Lai by calling General Surgery Associates at 315.342.6771.
Breast Care Navigator Lori Greeney, RN
Lori Greeney, RN, is Oswego Health’s certified breast health navigator. She possesses an in-depth understanding of the disease process, the physician net work and the health insurance arena.
To become certified, Greeney completed the EduCare’s Breast Health Navigator certification program. EduCare has established set standards of achievement and the professional’s role; enhance patient safety, quality of care and delivery of services; and recognize professionals who advance beyond basic knowledge in a field of specialty.
How can a Patient Navigator help you?
- By providing literature on coping with cancer, what to expect during chemotherapy and radiation, and dealing with side effects of treatment.
- By referring you to support groups, classes, and other programs for information and support.
- By helping you identify resources for financial assistance, medication needs, home health care, insurance questions, transportation, and other concerns.
- By listening, caring, and helping you in your time of need.
- By identifying activities that can help ensure a better quality of life.
- Breast Cancer Support Group
The Caring and Sharing Breast Cancer Support Group meets in the Fulton Medical Center's Conference Room the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information, contact Lori Greeney at 318.349.5513.