Talk with the Doc – “Breast Care at Haywood Regional

October 10, 2017

Dr. Allison Johnson, medical director of the Haywood Breast Center, will be presenting the Talk with the Doc seminar “Breast Care at Haywood Regional on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center – Café.  Dr. Johnson will speak while patrons enjoy a healthy meal. Afterward, she  will circulate to visit with guests and answer questions. To attend this complimentary dinner, reservations are required – please call toll-free 800.424.DOCS (3627) to RSVP in advance.

The Haywood Breast Center’s program is designed to provide each patient with comprehensive and compassionate care.  Beyond having state-of-the-art technology for early detection and the most current treatments available for breast cancer, each patient is viewed as an individual.

A multidisciplinary case review, involving medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons and the patient navigator is conducted for each patient. 

Patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer will have access to a patient navigator, a specially trained registered nurse who offers educational and emotional support from the time of diagnosis until recovery. Your navigator is there to assist your family as well. Convenient support services include the Cancer Resource Center, support groups, and peer counseling.  

In addition, a Hereditary Risk Assessment program, is available to all mammography and general surgery patients. The aim is to provide early detection and prevention of cancer not only for our mammography and surgery patients but any patient who may be at risk.  The program offers genetic counseling and testing for 28 genes that place a patient at increased risk for breast, ovarian, colon, uterine, gastric, pancreatic, melanoma, and prostate cancers. For more info, visit

Dr. Allison Johnson has been practicing as a surgeon with Haywood Surgical Associates since 2013. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed residency in General Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She also completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Haywood Surgical Associates is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals. Haywood Surgical Associates is accepting new patients – call 828.456-8633 or visit for more information.

Watch for additional "Talk with a Doc" seminar on November 21, 2017 on the topic of Lung Cancer.  Seminars typically occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month approximately 10 times a year. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the seminar starts shortly after. Our programs feature a variety of healthcare providers speaking on health topics of interest to you!