Baptist Health Imaging provides comprehensive diagnostic services for both women and men, with state-of-the-art technology and a caring, compassionate staff. In addition, our Nurse Practitioners, Jessica McAfee, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC and Dawn Blackshear, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC are available for clinical breast examinations at Bethesda Health City in Boynton Beach and at Baptist Imaging in Wellington as well as genetic testing and cancer risk assessment in-office or via telemed.
Jessica McAfee, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Jessica McAfee, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. In her role at Bethesda Women’s and Imaging Center since 2010, McAfee helps patients understand their risk factors for cancer and develops a personalized medical management plan for staying healthy. She has specialized training from the City of Hope in Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic testing. McAfee believes that knowledge is power and works with her patients to help them reduce their risks for cancer. As a Certified MammaCare® Clinical Breast Examiner, McAfee has the ability to perform standardized breast examinations and the skills to detect breast lesions. McAfee earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida State University in 2003 and a Master’s degree in nursing from Florida Atlantic University in 2009. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Dawn Blackshear, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Dawn Blackshear, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is certified as a MammaCare® Clinical Breast Examiner and also a graduate of City of Hope’s Intensive Course in Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment. As a medical provider, Blackshear performs clinical breast exams on patients in addition to educating and counseling patients at high-risk for hereditary cancers. She also provides patients with information regarding surveillance strategies and ways to reduce certain risk factors that are associated with various types of cancer. As part of Baptist Health’s team of breast health specialists, Blackshear is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care.
Same-Day High Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling/Testing
Patients with a strong family or personal history of cancer can benefit from genetic counseling and testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndrome including breast, ovarian, colorectal, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate, gastric, and melanoma. For patients newly diagnosed, this information helps determine the best treatment options for them. Appropriate medical management such as increased monitoring and prevention strategies can be implemented as recommended.
Patients may also utilize Myriad Genetics' Family History Tool to assess whether or not they are a good candidate for genetic testing. This tool can help them get the information they need to discuss their risk of cancer with their healthcare provider and ask for further evaluation. If patients have any questions regarding genetic counseling or testing, please call 561-374-5473.
Clinical Breast Examination
Our nurse practitioners are certified MammaCare® Clinical Breast Examiners. They specialize in Breast health providing patients with comprehensive clinical breast examination, breast awareness education, and breast cancer risk assessments. To schedule an appointment with Jessica McAfee, APRN or Dawn Blackshear, APRN, please call 561-374-5700.