Living in Cedar Falls, Barb Waters, 67, had not been to Waverly Health Center until 2011. She had broken her left wrist and her doctor gave her a choice – go to Waverly for surgery tomorrow or wait three days to have it done in Waterloo. Barb opted to get it fixed quicker. She’s happy she did.
Barb was so pleased with her surgical care that she changed her primary care provider to nurse practitioner Janel Thompson at the Janesville Clinic and her OB-GYN to Dr. Michele Martins in the Women’s Clinic. “I also told my brother to go to the hospital in Waverly,” said Barb.
A recent mammogram showed a mass in Barb’s breast. It was cancer. Barb chose to have surgery to remove the mass. “I of course chose Waverly Health Center and am very pleased that I did. I love Dr. Crawford and have had many compliments on her incision.”
Dr. Amber Crawford, General Surgery Clinic, has a special interest in breast surgeries. “Breast cancer is scary. It’s an unknown for many of my patients. As a surgeon, it’s my job to remove the cancer, but it’s my desire to ease their stress and create hope. I’m not just here to make the problem go away. I’m here with my team to help guide our patients through this chaotic situation.”