October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know both men and women can be get breast cancer? In October the focus on breast cancer awareness includes all members of the population. For men and women, the diagnosis and testing is virtually the same: Physical Examination; Diagnostic Mammograms; Breast MRI and Ultrasound tests; and Biopsies.

An average of 1 in 833 males has a risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. For females the risk is 1 in 8.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation notes breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women.  For men, an estimated 2470 across the U.S. will be diagnosed this year as compared to 252,710 women.

There are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.  Early diagnosis and treatment and public awareness have been key factors in the successful treatment of breast cancer in the U.S. and worldwide.

Letter from the Executive Director

Change. It seems there is always change happening around us. At Bethel Family Clinic, we are also transforming and modifying how Bethel Family Clinic provides services to the community and region.

The new facility is now up and running. It is a beautiful new building that provides more patient care facilities, including the addition of a procedure room. As a non-profit, the focus is on the needs of the patient and how we can holistically promote better health care.

We will be publishing articles monthly on the website and Face Book. In October, the focus will be information about Breast Cancer awareness for men and women and Mental Health awareness.

You may have noticed by driving by, the original building is getting a facelift. Fresh paint on the walls, a little elbow grease and moving the reception and administrative areas for easier accessibility to the patients. This work is still going on and we have to thank Kuqo Construction and Mike Larsen for assisting us in this effort.

Change – as noted in the beginning of the article. Some small, some not so small. All geared towards the patients and clients of the practitioners for Bethel Family Clinic. We are proud to be members of the Bethel and regional communities. Stop by and say hello.

PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE: Bethel Family Clinic Appoints New Executive Director
Perry Barr, President | July 18, 2018
BETHEL, AK – Bethel Family Clinic, Inc., a Bethel-based Primary Care Clinic, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah L. White as Executive Director. Ms. White’s appointment is effective July 18, 2018.
Ms. White has been a resident of Bethel for the last five years and previously worked at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation as the corporate Human Resources Director. She also served as the Human Resources Director for the Association of Village Council Presidents. Ms. White previously worked in healthcare and legal associations as their Senior Administrator. As the Executive Director, Ms. White will direct all facets of the organization – including the expansion of services, financing and asset management.
About Bethel Family Clinic
Incorporated in 1982, the Bethel Family Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center which receives Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status. The Clinic provides services to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Bethel Family Clinic received the 2014 Level III certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home in 2016.

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