Crissman on Citysearch
13 years ago
06/19/2010, 06:33 AM
Dr. Kristi Funk Pink Lotus Breast Center – I had a Mammogram every year since 1991, back then my primary care physician would give me a referral for a Mammogram to be done at a local imaging center. Never ever did anyone tell me that Breast Centers existed. I believe that if I had been going to a Breast Center since 1991, that my Cancer would have been detected in an early stage rather than stage three advanced, fifteen years later. It was estimated that it had been growing for 7-8 years!
In 2006, because my Insurance had changed and I was able to choose my doctor’s, the first thing I did was find myself a Gynecologist who referred me to Dr. Kristi Funk when I noticed some nipple discharge on my right breast. Even though there was no discharge present at the time of my appointment with Kristi, there was no lump or deformation, and I had just had a Mammogram two weeks prior, which came back normal, Kristi still took it very seriously. I was feeling a little embarrassed because I didn’t want to come off as a hypochondriac since there were no symptoms anymore.
The beauty of a Breast Center is everything can be done right there and then. Kristi immediately did an Ultrasound, no referral needed, and she immediately noticed a duct slightly dilated, she said it wasn’t too unusual or serious looking; Even with no symptoms Kristi was aggressive enough to suggest a needle biopsy, to put my mind at ease so I wouldn't leave her office worrying about a dilated duct. Kristi did a needle biopsy right there and then, no referral needed, Kristi called me the next day, not a receptionist, to come in for a core biopsy, which she did right there, on the spot, no referral needed. Kristi knew it was cancer. I was diagnosed with stage 3 advanced cancer three days before my 47 birthday.
I know God led me to Kristi and the Breast center. Just imagine where I would be today had I not gone to see Kristi.
I had cancer growing for 7-8 years, I had a five ½-centimeter mass, undetected all those years and yet Kristi found it in one office visit because she’s experienced, knowledgeable, and aggressive enough to fight this disease. She took those extra steps right there and then in her examining room, I didn’t even have to get up from the examining table once, it was all done right there.
All my doctor's, Oncologist, re-constructive Plastic surgeons, Radiation Oncologist, Gynecologist, Gastroenterologist, all know Kristi and she is highly respected by her peers. I have seen Kristi interviewed on Fox News regarding Breast Cancer, I’ve seen her several time on the television show “The Doctor’s” talking about Breast Care.
I have had three surgeries with Kristi and what stands out in my mind is Kristi holding my hand in the surgery room talking sweetly and calmly to me until I fell asleep. She’s one of my Angels on Earth and you would be blessed to have her as your doctor. October of 2010 will be four-year cancer survivor.