Friday, May 22, 2015

2013 Top Doctor: Dr. Nedra Harrison

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Medical school: I graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences.

Years in practice: I have been in practice 31 years.

Why did you choose breast cancer surgery?
It is one of the most rewarding surgeries, with satisfying outcomes for both the surgeon and especially the patient.

How has breast cancer surgery changed over the past decade?
Breast cancer surgery has become much less invasive and is a large part of a coordinated team approach. It involves radiology and early diagnosis techniques as well as medical and radiation oncology for long-term successful outcomes for patients.

Tell us about your most inspiring patient.
I particularly remember a patient who had inflammatory carcinoma of the breast in her early 50s and went through surgery and all phases of her treatment with the most positive outlook and gratitude. Today, she is seven years cancer-free.

What distinguishes your practice from others?
A caring, stress-less environment with open communications among doctor, patient and staff.