Nurse Navigator and Patient Educator

Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore

A unique attribute of The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy is the inclusion of our dedicated nurse navigator. Deborah Kirkland, RN has spent her career supporting women with breast cancer. 

Our patients identify with Deb on a very personal level because she is a breast cancer survivor herself and provides unique insight into the breast cancer journey.

Deb is a certified nurse navigator and provides a vital component of our Breast Center. She begins meeting with patients at the diagnosis stage and follows patients through treatment, always available to answer questions and address concerns as they arise.

Our nurse navigator is instrumental in educating our patients about breast cancer and the specific treatments they face, providing comprehensive education materials as well as invaluable personal knowledge and experience. A devoted advocate for breast cancer patients, our nurse navigator also provides women with access to support groups and wellness programs to help them maintain a level of health and optimism throughout treatment.

Meet Our Doctors: Breast Center
The Breast Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Neil Friedman, M.D.

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Dr. Neil Friedman, Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center is one of the most respected breast cancer surgeons in the Baltimore area. He has focused his career on improving treatment options for women with breast cancer.

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Patient Story: Breast Cancer
Patient receives treatment at The Breast Center at Mercy

Shawnta was diagnosed with breast cancer as a healthy 38-year-old but lives to tell the story of her struggle.

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