Search

Browse

News collects all the stories you want to read

FASHION

FASHION

FASHION
FAMILY

FAMILY

FAMILY
HOME

HOME

HOME
CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS
LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

Editor

Maria Cucciniello Falzo Maria Cucciniello Falzo Maria Cucciniello Falzo
The Connie Dwyer Breast Center’s Dr. Nadine Pappas

The Connie Dwyer Breast Center’s Dr. Nadine Pappas

It’s #hip to be #healthy, and #HipNJ is helping fight breast cancer by celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Connie Dwyer Breast Center!

Founded in October 2004, The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility providing expert diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Further, the Center stresses prevention, early detection, and educational outreach programs in northern New Jersey.

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat with Dr. Nadine Pappas, the center’s medical director and chief breast surgeon, and got to know the amazing woman who is saving so many Garden State lives.

In 2012, Dr. Pappas left her private practice and came to the center because she was so moved by its mission.

“There are a lot of women in our community who are having a hard time getting access to healthcare,” Dr. Pappas said. “At The Connie Dwyer Breast Center, we can do what we need for these women.”

The Connie Dwyer Breast Center provides access to charity care, and have the ability to get patients on a Medicaid program through the state of New Jersey. Their program “In the Pink” ensures that anyone can get their mammogram screenings and (if needed) biopsies, regardless of their ability to pay.

The Connie Dwyer Breast Center provides all-encompassing support for their patients. They take them through the whole medical process, from diagnosis to treatment to maintenance. They have social workers and counseling for mental and spiritual guidance. The Connie Dwyer Breast Center even offers wigs and breast prosthesis bras to help patients look and feel their best during treatment!  All of this is done in a bright, cheerful setting with friendly, knowledgable staff.

“There are many “boutique centers” in affluent communities. However, The Connie Dwyer Breast Center has everything and more that those centers can offer,” Dr. Pappas boasts.

Dr. Pappas believes the center is going to continue to grow its impact on Newark and the surrounding communities.

“We’ve expanded our team, implemented longer office hours, and now have satellite offices in Belleville and West Orange.   We’ve also added the latest technology, including our 3-D Tomosynthesis mammography.”

For more on The Connie Dwyer Breast Center, log onto SMMCNJ.org/Services/Breast.

Posted By

Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

Browse

News collects all the stories you want to read

FASHION

FASHION

FASHION
FAMILY

FAMILY

FAMILY
HOME

HOME

HOME
CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS
LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE

LIFESTYLE