Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care is the flagship Center of Excellence in the highly respected and widely acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy in Baltimore offers a team of top breast specialists and doctors who strongly encourage breast self-exams and annual mammograms so women are aware of breast changes and can detect potential issues at an early stage.
Women have a natural lumpiness to their breasts. It is recommended that you perform breast self-exams on a regular basis so that you become familiar with the normal lumpiness of your breasts and can differentiate any new breast lumps. Breast lumps are common in women ages 30-50 and can be caused by infections, injuries, non-cancerous growths and cancer.
Contact a breast specialist or your primary care doctor if a breast lump does not go away during or after your cycle, or if you notice breast lumps after menopause. Not all breast lumps are cancerous. After feeling a breast lump, your doctor may order additional screenings and/or a biopsy to determine if a breast lump is malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).
Treatment for breast lumps begins with evaluation. If you find a new or unusual breast lump and it does not go away after your period or you are post-menopausal you should contact your doctor or a breast specialist. If a doctor confirms that your breast lump is a concern you will need additional screenings and/or a biopsy. These additional tests will help your doctor determine the underlying cause of the lump so that the appropriate treatment for the breast lump can be pursued.
The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated breast cancer doctors, surgeons and specialists in a comfortable, caring atmosphere within The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine. The Breast Center provides the Baltimore region with expertise in patient treatment for diseases and conditions including breast cancer, breast lumps, breast calcifications, nipple discharge and cysts. Our Doctors offer advanced treatment options and were the first in Maryland to treat patients using (IORT) intraoperative radiation therapy.
Dr. Jennifer Joh is a dedicated breast cancer surgeon at The Hoffberger Breast Center. She works with Mercy’s plastic surgeons to offer breast reconstruction procedures following breast cancer surgery.
Hear the story of Leslie - a breast cancer survivor who underwent breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction surgery at Mercy.