Our Care Team
At the Center for Breast Care at Calvert Memorial Hospital, we use a team approach in the management of cancer. This means we rely on the expertise of many professionals to diagnose, treat and care for you. We feel this improves the quality of care you receive since each phase of your treatment will be managed by a specialist in that particular field. You will meet many professionals and it may become confusing at times. To assist you, listed below is a description of the cancer care team members.
A unique part of the center is the breast care navigator. Mary Lingebach, RN, OCN, CBCN, is a certified breast care navigator with over 30 years nursing experience and advanced training in breast imaging and cancer care. Linda Walton, RN, BSN, OCN, who has filled that role for the past three years, will continue to be involved in a part-time capacity and will work alongside her to ensure that patients have all that they need.
Other specialists that you may need are:
A physician who treats cancer by operative or surgical procedures.
A physician who treats cancer with drugs and/or chemicals.
A physician who treats cancer with radiation therapy.
A specialized surgeon, who after a surgical procedure such as a mastectomy, performs additional surgery to "reconstruct" the breast removed by a mastectomy.
Good nutrition is especially important for patients that are being treated for cancer. An oncology nutrition specialist can provide practical eating tips as well as answer nutrition questions.
The social worker is responsible for overseeing many of your support needs. They may help with identifying your needs outside of the hospital, informing you about community resources and answering questions about finance.
This department is responsible for the coordination of any home care needs determined by your physician: nursing care, home medical equipment, infusion therapy and much more. The provider will vary depending upon health care insurance.
Members of the CMH Breast Care Team shown here are: (l-r) medical oncologist Dr. Arati Patel, breast care navigators Mary Lingebach and Linda Walton, physical therapist Susan Dudley, medical oncologist Dr. Kenneth Abbott, Johns Hopkins radiologist Dr. Nagi Khouri, medical director of breast imaging; breast surgeon Dr. Steven Nagel, the center’s medical director; medical oncologist Dr. Bilal Ahmed, radiation oncologists Dr. Kathleen Settle, Dr. Boris Naydich and Dr. Simul Parikh, plastic surgeon Dr. Wilfred Ehrmantraut, Jr. and Sandra Cassell-Corbin, CRNP, genetic counseling.