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Ashley Varner, MSW, MBA, OSW-C
Manager, Psychosocial Oncology

What If Your Friend is the One in Eight? How Can You Help?

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime, and that means almost all of us will know someone who receives the diagnosis. It can be unsettling when a friend or co-worker is diagnosed. You want to do the right thing, but may wonder what[...]

  1. Cathy: You are a gift to so many. Thank you for all you do for our community.

Navigating through Cancer: Stacy’s Journey

Stacy Stewart was a healthy wife and mother of two—until she found out she had breast cancer. Unsure of what to do next, she went to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment. While there, she was assigned to Nurse Navigator Kim Stewart, RN, who helped guide her through the turbulent[...]

  1. Cathy: You are like the gift that keeps giving and we are blessed to get to know you and to have…

  2. marie zeffiro: For those of you who guided Stacey and her family you are what Jesus promised us, Angels to guide us…

  3. Margie Baldwin: I know Stacy personally and she is a very strong willed person! You go Stacy!! Awesome family too! Love you…

Tony Kuzawinski

Taking action by “walking the walk”

As director of engineering, Tony Kuzawinski is responsible for plant operations, maintenance and facilities. On a typical day you’ll find him running all over AAMC’s medical park campus to meetings and inspections that help ensure a safe environment of care for patients, families and employees. One day, he noticed he[...]

  1. Cathy Copertino: Tony is a hero and will not only help himself but many others through his courage. We are proud of…

  2. Jill: So proud of you and happy for you and your family! Thank you quiting smoking and being such an inspiration…

Karen_Dobbs

Relieving pain in sensitive places

Most of us are comfortable sharing with family and friends our woes of back, neck or leg pain. But what about when you have pain in a place where—ahem—no one really talks about? Enter Karen Dobbs. A physical therapist specializing in the pelvic floor, Karen helps men and women suffering[...]

  1. PTpatient: Dedicated medical specialists such as this restore my faith in humanity. It must be so hard for these patients to…

  2. Lorraine: Thanks for all that you do, Karen Dobbs. Your work is so important and very much appreciated!

  3. Susan: Thank you for helping people reduce pain and improve their quality of life.

Moorman-16

Delivering Two Decades of Care at Chester River OB/GYN

By the time Anthony Moorman, MD, had completed his military service as an army OB/GYN, he had spent his entire life in cities. But he was drawn to the sense of community that came with practicing in a rural town. So, when he discovered Chestertown, Md., Dr. Moorman decided to[...]

  1. RecentPTpatient: Nice to know there are still some neighborhood doctors around who get to know the community and patients. I send…

  2. Jean MOORMAN: One of the greatest rewards I have been given is to have loved Anthony his entire life and to realize…

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Regaining intimacy: Physical therapy gives couple hope

Last August, doctors found a large tumor in Jeannette Mitchell’s abdomen and diagnosed her with stage 3 cervical cancer.  For two years, she had experienced pain and bleeding with sexual intercourse.  A year later, after chemo and radiation therapy for her cancer, sex was impossible. But a specialized pelvic floor[...]

  1. Jeannette mitchell: I want to give thanks so much to all my doctors and nurses and everyone who has help me get…

  2. patricia marshall: Jeannette I have been keeping you and Jimmy in my prayers. Keep your faith and your strength. Praying for you…