Waldo County General Hospital was selected as one of two sites in the state to pilot telegenetic services videoconferencing with Maine Medical Center’s cancer genetic specialists. The service is funded in part by a Maine Cancer Foundation grant awarded to Maine Health.
The telegenetic services at Waldo County General Hospital include all cancers that have genetic risks, such as breast, colon, pancreatic, kidney, melanoma (skin), and others.
The Waldo County General Hospital team members include Ann Hooper, the hospital’s Imaging Manager who oversees the program, Kim Lenfestey, the patient navigator, Mary Ann Dyer, RN and Sharon Curtis, RN. The genetic specialists at Maine Medical Center include Amanda Lamb, ScM, a board-certified genetic counselor, and Dr. Susan Miesfeldt, a medical oncologist with 15 years of cancer genetic experience.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and have a family history of it, talk with your primary care provider about whether genetic counseling might be right for you.