A physician clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center has formalized its name and will move to a new home in the near future.
Ana Refinetti, M.D., and her staff will re-locate to the Kirby Medical Building, which is just south of the St. Rose campus.
Central Kansas Breast & Surgery Clinic will be in Suite 107 at 3520 Lakin. Dr. Refinetti is currently on the first floor at St. Rose; she is a general surgeon with a specialty in breast care.
Shawna Klima, breast care patient navigator, will join Dr. Refinetti in their new offices.
“The big advantages to our new home will be more room and a more homey atmosphere,” Dr. Refinetti said. “It will be more convenient, efficient and comfortable for our patients.
“In everything we do, we keep patients and families foremost in our minds,” she added.
Dr. Refinetti noted that patients can expect the same comprehensive care in the nicer surroundings.
“We still have state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality services,” she commented.
These include plastic-surgery referral; digital mammography; ultrasound; stereotactic needle biopsies; genetic evaluation and management; lumpectomy and mastectomy; lymph node surgery; sentinel node/axillary dissection; and medical and radiation oncology consultation and treatment.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Refinetti is taking the opportunity to remind women they should seek a doctor’s advice if they notice anything that is not normal.
“We strongly encourage women to not wait too long to seek answers when they notice anything at all out of the ordinary,” she said. “Every woman is different but we all know when something doesn’t seem right.”
Dr. Refinetti understands that sometimes women are apprehensive about a breast abnormality.
“A lump could be the result of any number of benign factors,” she said. “In many, many instances, the patient leaves with peace of mind that her condition is not serious.
“Early screening is crucial,” she said. “It saves lives.”
In a majority of instances, an annual mammogram beginning at age 40 is still an effective early screening.
“However,” Dr. Refinetti noted, “if a woman has a family history of breast cancer, she may be at higher risk. We can help determine if she needs additional types of screenings.”
In addition to care of both benign and malignant breast conditions, Dr. Refinetti will continue her general surgery practice.
She performs a number of outpatient procedures at St. Rose, including those involving gall bladders and hernias. She also performs colonoscopies and biopsies.
St. Rose is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.