Bethesda Women’s Health Center 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, FNP-BC, ARNP and Jessica Francois, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC are available for clinical breast examinations as well as genetic testing and cancer risk assessment.
Jessica McAfee, MSN, FNP-BC, ARNP is a Certified MammaCare® Clinical Breast Examiner at Bethesda Women’s Health Center. As a 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).
Jessica Francois is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Jessica began her nursing career at 19 years old as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After earning her Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and becoming a Registered Nurse, she worked for seven years caring for patients in medical surgical and postpartum units. Wanting to do more for her patients, she decided to further her education with a Masters Degree in nursing from the University of Miami, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. At Bethesda Women’s Health Center, Jessica performs comprehensive breast exams and assists patients at high-risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, as well as other common cancers. She is MammaCare certified in breast examination to detect some of the tiniest breast lesions. She is part of a team of healthcare professionals at Bethesda Women’s Health Center who are dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care for women.
Patients with a strong family or personal history of breast cancer can benefit from genetic counseling and testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1&2). It can also help patients with cancer evaluate treatment options based on their risk of recurrence. 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 you get the information you need to discuss your risk of cancer with your healthcare provider and ask for further evaluation. If you have any questions regarding genetic counseling or testing, please call 561-374-5473.
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 or Jessica Francois, please call 561-374-5700.