Breast Health Team
At Lincoln Surgical Associates, our breast health team is dedicated to meeting the comprehensive surgical needs of our breast health patients.
Our surgeons, nurses, and breast health navigators all collaborate for the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Breast Surgeon and Support
The Breast Health Team is led by Breast Health Surgeon James J. Clanahan, MD, FACS. In addition to performing biopsies, Dr. Clanahan helps put women at ease and creates a plan for both benign and malignant breast cases. His patients are also supported by Breast Nurse/Breast Health Navigator Lisa Leonhardt, RN, and Nurse Practitioner/Breast Health Navigator Briana Waldeck, FNP-BC. As Dr. Clanahan's nurse, Lisa is available to help patients by answering their questions and making sure they have a clear understanding of their options. As a nurse practitioner, Briana screens patients for initial consultations and sees patients for follow ups and standard cancer follow ups.
Breast Health Navigators
Breast Health Navigator Kala Edgar, BS, CN-BA, along with Lisa and Briana, do everything they can to help make the patient experience as seamless as possible. Kala received her breast health navigator experience from National Consortium of Breast Centers’ Breast Patient Navigator Certification, which was offered through the Harold Freeman Patient Navigation Institute.