USA Breast Services

Patient Education Resources

New Patient Resources

If you have a question for one of the following USA Breast Services providers, please call 423-267-0466.

Dr. Todd Cockerham

Dr. Stephen Greer

Dr. John Huggins

Dr. Craig Murray

Dr. Beth Snell

USA Breast Services has provided the following resources to guide patients through their healthcare journey.

Breast Prosthesis Mastectomy Bras

Perfect Fit Boutique:

They have a beautiful selection of prosthetic bras, camisoles, wigs and other accessories that will suit both your personal style as well as lifestyle changes.

1853 Battlefield Parkway

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742

(706) 858-0719

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:00pm

Friday 8:30 am to 3:00pm

Would call for an appointment/ need script

The Pink Petal Boutique : (Access Family Pharmacy)

4062 Hixson Pike

Chattanooga ,Tn 37415

(423) 877-3568

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Fittings are by appointment only/ need script

Knitted Knockers:

For information on how to make a knitted prosthesis, visit the Knitted Knockers website at https://www.knittedknockers.org. These can be a good alternative to purchasing prosthesis’s following mastectomy.

Memorial Center for Cancer Support

Offers gently used bras and prosthetics at no cost – call 423-495-7778.

Post Lumpectomy Bra: Avia Sports Bra

This sports bra can be purchased at Walmart and zips in the front for easy on and off following lumpectomy. We have been told they run small so may not be a
good option for larger breasted women. They are roughly $12 and come in many colors.

Kohl’s

Bali Comfort Revolution Smart Sizes Shaping Wireless bra. Cups stretch to fit. Cost is $40 but buy one get one ½ off.

Genie Bra:

A “Genie Bra” was recommended by patients as a comfortable, affordable alternative to a mastectomy bra. It comes in easy sizing of small, medium, large,
extra large, 2X, 3X, and 4X. The website runs specials, that average at about $10 per bra. The bra is also available at Walmart in the “as seen on tv” aisle or even on Amazon.

http://www.geniebra.com/

Wigs

Paula Young Wigs:

The website www.paulayoung.com comes highly recommended by many of our patients. They sell high quality wigs at affordable prices. The prices start as low
as $29.99. You can request a catalog to be sent to you or view their current catalog by going to their website.
Visit www.paulayoung.com or call 1.800.364.9060.

Wig palace:

The Wig Palace has a variety of wigs, including hairpieces, extensions, and wig accessories.

5716 Ringgold Rd, Suite 102

East Ridge, TN 37412

423-894-0157

Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Memorial Center for Cancer Support :

Gently used wigs at no cost – call 423-495-7778.

Post-Surgery Help

Pink Pockets:

If you are going to have Jackson-Pratt drains following surgery, these washable and detachable cloth pockets are ideal to have a place to secure the drains to you.
They can be purchased online at http://www.pink-pockets.com/en/ and are 3/$14.99 or 5/$19.99.

Lumpectomy/Mastectomy Chest Pillow:

Many options can be found online – however this pillow comes highly recommended by patients. It is super soft and provides underarm comfort while supporting and protecting the chest. It can be ordered here.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpepperco

Post Mastectomy Surgery Shirts:

These button-down shirts are a great option following mastectomy for every day wear. They include built in pockets for drains and allow for easy changing. They
are not needed following lumpectomy. They can also be found at the following website. https://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpepperco
*This seller offers a three shirt/chest pillow combo that would be sufficient.

Amazon also has many varieties of this shirt as well. Some examples below.

On www.amazon.com search the following terms:

  • Heal in Comfort Womens Mastectomy Breast Cancer Shirts Internal Drain Pockets
  • Inspired Comforts Mastectomy Recovery Shirt with Drain Pockets and Fasteners to Hold Drainage Tubes
  • Post Op Easy Open Breast Surgery & Mastectomy Recovery Top with Pockets & Fasteners for Drains

There are many other options on Amazon.

Post Mastectomy Shower Shirt:

This water resistant shirt can be purchased to wear following mastectomy with reconstruction in the shower to keep the mastectomy site dry. Dr. Olivier
approved.

On www.amazon.com search – Shower Shirt Water-Resistant Garment for Surgery Patients

Sexual side effects of treatment

Dr. Kalie Reams Concierge PT private pay with sliding scale with receipt that can be turned into insurance. She comes to you ! Average number of sessions 3-12.
https://www.dr-reams-pt.com

Support Groups

Erlanger Breast Cancer Support Group

Contact Katie Viola RN (breast navigator) 423-778-6357 for more information.

Zoom support meetings monthly.

Memorial Breast Cancer Support Group

Contact Center for Cancer Support at 423-495-7868.

Zoom support group led by LCSW Isabel Bolanos on Wednesdays from 11:30 am -12:30 pm.

Financial Assistance

If finances are a concern, please ask Jonique or LaBresha at the USA Breast Services office for referral to an Oncology Social Worker to discuss all options depending on hospital and for our office.

Erlanger main campus: Amanda Kindred LMSW 423-778-3253

Erlanger east campus: Tiffany Yi 423-778-3638

Parkridge Medical Center Nurse Navigator / Social Work: Melissa Pendergrass 423-495-1865

Memorial Center LCSW: Isabel Bolanos at 423-495-7868

Chattanooga Tumor Clinic is an organization that helps in the financial aspect of women who are in treatment for breast cancer if uninsured. If you feel finances
are going to be a concern to you during your treatment, please contact your nurse for more information.

The Breast Cancer Society Financial Assistance

Qualified applicants may receive assistance in the form of monthly financial grants of $100.00. These funds can be used at the discretion of the patient to supplement his or her needs. This program’s purpose is to enhance the quality of both the patient’s life and the life of their family. Due to their limited resources,
patients must consider that receiving maintenance medications alone does not qualify as active treatment. Patient must be in active treatment, which consist of
surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.

This program is for a maximum of six months.

How to Apply:
When emailing the organization, please include your state.
Email: [email protected] or call 888.470.7909

The Pink Fund

The Pink Fund distributes short-term financial aid (up to consecutive three months), for basic living expenses, on behalf of breast cancer patients who have
lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. Payments are made directly to the patient’s creditors. Aid may be available for patients during
recovery, up to 90 days post active treatment. To see if you qualify, visit their website and fill out their pre qualification process. www.thepinkfund.org

Cancer Care Fund

To see if you qualify to helps with cost for transportation to and from cancer treatment, home care, child care, pain medication, lymphedema supplies (breast
cancer only, and chemotherapy or targeted treatment co-payments please call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) and speak with a Cancer Care social worker to complete a brief interview. They can be reached from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET) on Friday.
www.cancercare.org/financial

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition

In 2002 TBCC established the Emergency Access Fund to provide financial assistance to individuals in financial need due to inability to work and or
mounting medical expenses incurred while undergoing treatment of breast cancer. This fund is designed to partner with other established community
agencies to provide quick turn-around funding. This fund has provided assistance in preventing evictions, paying utilities, insurance and medical
necessities. Recipients must be residents of Tennessee and currently undergoing breast cancer treatments. For more information about qualifications and how to receive assistance from this fund please call 615-377-8777. The qualifications are in link below but must be Tennessee residents.
https://www.tbcc.org/emergency-access-fund
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58fa580817bffc3dd7906279/t/6206a8129deab21259dad5d6/1644603410361/2022+EAF+guidlines+only.pdf

Komen Foundation

From Komen, a nationwide organization: “Financial hardships shouldn’t keep patients from getting the treatments they need, which is why we created the
Komen Treatment Assistance Program. We know medical treatments and care can be expensive, but there are additional costs that can prevent an individual from receiving the treatment they need.”

How to apply :

Call 1-877-GOKOMEN(465-6636) Monday-Friday from 9am – 10pm Eastern, and then press #2 for breast cancer helpline and ask for information about the Treatment Assistance Program. Se habla español. Email [email protected]
https://www.komen.org/treatment-assistance-program/

Food Outreach

Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Most of our food is distributed by partner agencies located in 20-counties across Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

Chattanooga area food bank can also help find pantries in and outside of Hamilton County
https://chattfoodbank.org/hungry

If you live in Hamilton County, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to request a voucher for an emergency food box.

Cleaning Services

Cleaning for a Reason

A nonprofit organization in the United States, that partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for
cancer, any type of cancer. The availability varies and is limited, so you must fill out an application on their website to check. If accepted, they will arrange a local
cleaning company to clean your house, once a month for up to four months. This is free of charge to cancer patients. To apply, go to their website and click on the “Patient” tab to begin the application.
http://www.cleaningforareason.org/

Wellness

LIVESTRONG at Hamilton Family YMCA

Free Exercise Classes for Cancer Survivors: The YMCA offers a A 12-week wellness program for adult cancer survivors that meets two times per week called LIVESTRONG.

Visit http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/hamilton/ or call (423) 899-1721.

  • It’s FREE of charge; survivors and their family receive a FREE three-month family membership to the Y branch where they participate
  • The program utilizes a curriculum developed by Stanford University
  • Y-certified fitness instructors work with participants to develop an individualized fitness program that allows them to progress at their own
    pace
  • An additional benefit of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is the opportunity to create a supportive social network and form new friendships
  • Survivors should contact their local participating Y to enroll and answer a short questionnaire

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals. These include building muscle mass and strength; increasing
flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem.

CHI Memorial Survivorship Empowered

For patients that have completed cancer treatment, Education and support regarding nutrition, exercise, stress management and fear of recurrence Contact CHI Memorial Center for Cancer Support at 423-495-7778.

Nutritional Counseling

https://www.erlanger.org/centers-of-excellence/heart-and-lung-institute/heart-and-lung-services/nutritional-counseling

Betty Owens RD 423-778-9400

https://www.erlanger.org/centers-of-excellence/metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-center/erlanger-metabolic-bariatric-surgery-center

This program meets rigorous standards as an accredited Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Contact number is 423-778-2906.

Memorial Dieticians contact the Center for Cancer Support at 423-495-7778.

Counseling for wellness nutrition classes to and individual nutrition counseling to promote healthy lifestyle choices that help reduce the risk of recurrence.

Tobacco Cessation

Erlanger Smoking Cessation Counseling  – Specialized respiratory therapists provide information and tools to help you quit smoking and enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Contact Respiratory Therapy navigator at 423-778-3009 or 423-814-5243 or email at [email protected]

Memorial Hospital – “Freedom from Smoking” is a free eight-week course for people motivated to quit smoking. Held via zoom. Contact the Center for Cancer
Support at 423-495-7778.

Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine

Provides personalized support for Tennesseans that want to quit smoking. When you call the QuitLine you will be assigned your own quit coach and upon request a two week free supply of nicotine patches will be provided if medically approved. Your quit coach will help you understand how to quit tobacco and help
you develop a plan that works for you. The plan will fit your needs, and you have the same quit coach for a year. This is free for all residents of Tennessee. The
telephone number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW and available Monday through Friday 8am – 11pm and Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

American Lung Association

The Freedom from Smoking free online program that takes you through modules that you access on a protected website. These modules include valuable
information, and most of them contain an assignment that you are to complete before you move onto the next module. Assignments reinforce the messages in
each lesson and your commitment to quit. The basic modules are free and can be accessed day or night, seven days a week. The website is www.flsonline.org.

The American Lung Association also has a help line staffed by certified counselors that are also RNs or respiratory therapists. The number is 1-800-548-8252.

Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema is swelling (fluid build up) of arm after lymph node surgery. This is uncommon but can happen. The patient will meet with a therapist and undergo wrapping and exercises until it is under control. This is to help with the swelling and skin care along with exercises. The patient will then be fitted with a sleeve and sometimes a glove to keep under control. This requires an order for therapy and the sleeve.

Benchmark

https://benchmark.urpt.com/lymphedema/

First visit is around one hour for evaluation. Treatment often includes manual lymphatic drainage, compression wrapping, and exercise.

Dr. Kalie Reams

Concierge PT for lymphedema private pay sliding scale and can see preop to help identify early/prevent. If found early may only need 1-3 sessions.

https://www.dr-reams-pt.com/

Contact by email [email protected] or 423-300-6409.

Siskin

Involves multimodality treatment including manual lymphatic drainage, compression, exercise, and skin care.

Siskin Hospital Lymphedema Clinic

One Siskin Plaza

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Visit siskinrehab.org/rehabilitation-services/outpatient/lymphedema.

You may also call 423.634.1400 or contact us by email at [email protected]

USA Breast Services Patient Education Guide

New Patient Resources

If you have a question for one of the following USA Breast Services providers, please call 423-267-0466.

Dr. Todd Cockerham

Dr. Stephen Greer

Dr. John Huggins

Dr. Craig Murray

Dr. Beth Snell

USA Breast Services has provided the following resources to guide patients through their healthcare journey.

Breast Prosthesis Mastectomy Bras

Perfect Fit Boutique:

They have a beautiful selection of prosthetic bras, camisoles, wigs and other accessories that will suit both your personal style as well as lifestyle changes.

1853 Battlefield Parkway

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742

(706) 858-0719

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:00pm

Friday 8:30 am to 3:00pm

Would call for an appointment/ need script

The Pink Petal Boutique : (Access Family Pharmacy)

4062 Hixson Pike

Chattanooga ,Tn 37415

(423) 877-3568

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Fittings are by appointment only/ need script

Knitted Knockers:

For information on how to make a knitted prosthesis, visit the Knitted Knockers website at https://www.knittedknockers.org. These can be a good alternative to purchasing prosthesis’s following mastectomy.

Memorial Center for Cancer Support

Offers gently used bras and prosthetics at no cost – call 423-495-7778.

Post Lumpectomy Bra: Avia Sports Bra

This sports bra can be purchased at Walmart and zips in the front for easy on and off following lumpectomy. We have been told they run small so may not be a
good option for larger breasted women. They are roughly $12 and come in many colors.

Kohl’s

Bali Comfort Revolution Smart Sizes Shaping Wireless bra. Cups stretch to fit. Cost is $40 but buy one get one ½ off.

Genie Bra:

A “Genie Bra” was recommended by patients as a comfortable, affordable alternative to a mastectomy bra. It comes in easy sizing of small, medium, large,
extra large, 2X, 3X, and 4X. The website runs specials, that average at about $10 per bra. The bra is also available at Walmart in the “as seen on tv” aisle or even on Amazon.

http://www.geniebra.com/

Wigs

Paula Young Wigs:

The website www.paulayoung.com comes highly recommended by many of our patients. They sell high quality wigs at affordable prices. The prices start as low
as $29.99. You can request a catalog to be sent to you or view their current catalog by going to their website.
Visit www.paulayoung.com or call 1.800.364.9060.

Wig palace:

The Wig Palace has a variety of wigs, including hairpieces, extensions, and wig accessories.

5716 Ringgold Rd, Suite 102

East Ridge, TN 37412

423-894-0157

Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Memorial Center for Cancer Support :

Gently used wigs at no cost – call 423-495-7778.

Post-Surgery Help

Pink Pockets:

If you are going to have Jackson-Pratt drains following surgery, these washable and detachable cloth pockets are ideal to have a place to secure the drains to you.
They can be purchased online at http://www.pink-pockets.com/en/ and are 3/$14.99 or 5/$19.99.

Lumpectomy/Mastectomy Chest Pillow:

Many options can be found online – however this pillow comes highly recommended by patients. It is super soft and provides underarm comfort while supporting and protecting the chest. It can be ordered here.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpepperco

Post Mastectomy Surgery Shirts:

These button-down shirts are a great option following mastectomy for every day wear. They include built in pockets for drains and allow for easy changing. They
are not needed following lumpectomy. They can also be found at the following website. https://www.etsy.com/shop/pinkpepperco
*This seller offers a three shirt/chest pillow combo that would be sufficient.

Amazon also has many varieties of this shirt as well. Some examples below.

On www.amazon.com search the following terms:

  • Heal in Comfort Womens Mastectomy Breast Cancer Shirts Internal Drain Pockets
  • Inspired Comforts Mastectomy Recovery Shirt with Drain Pockets and Fasteners to Hold Drainage Tubes
  • Post Op Easy Open Breast Surgery & Mastectomy Recovery Top with Pockets & Fasteners for Drains

There are many other options on Amazon.

Post Mastectomy Shower Shirt:

This water resistant shirt can be purchased to wear following mastectomy with reconstruction in the shower to keep the mastectomy site dry. Dr. Olivier
approved.

On www.amazon.com search – Shower Shirt Water-Resistant Garment for Surgery Patients

Sexual side effects of treatment

Dr. Kalie Reams Concierge PT private pay with sliding scale with receipt that can be turned into insurance. She comes to you ! Average number of sessions 3-12.
https://www.dr-reams-pt.com

Support Groups

Erlanger Breast Cancer Support Group

Contact Katie Viola RN (breast navigator) 423-778-6357 for more information.

Zoom support meetings monthly.

Memorial Breast Cancer Support Group

Contact Center for Cancer Support at 423-495-7868.

Zoom support group led by LCSW Isabel Bolanos on Wednesdays from 11:30 am -12:30 pm.

Financial Assistance

If finances are a concern, please ask Jonique or LaBresha at the USA Breast Services office for referral to an Oncology Social Worker to discuss all options depending on hospital and for our office.

Erlanger main campus: Amanda Kindred LMSW 423-778-3253

Erlanger east campus: Tiffany Yi 423-778-3638

Parkridge Medical Center Nurse Navigator / Social Work: Melissa Pendergrass 423-495-1865

Memorial Center LCSW: Isabel Bolanos at 423-495-7868

Chattanooga Tumor Clinic is an organization that helps in the financial aspect of women who are in treatment for breast cancer if uninsured. If you feel finances
are going to be a concern to you during your treatment, please contact your nurse for more information.

The Breast Cancer Society Financial Assistance

Qualified applicants may receive assistance in the form of monthly financial grants of $100.00. These funds can be used at the discretion of the patient to supplement his or her needs. This program’s purpose is to enhance the quality of both the patient’s life and the life of their family. Due to their limited resources,
patients must consider that receiving maintenance medications alone does not qualify as active treatment. Patient must be in active treatment, which consist of
surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.

This program is for a maximum of six months.

How to Apply:
When emailing the organization, please include your state.
Email: [email protected] or call 888.470.7909

The Pink Fund

The Pink Fund distributes short-term financial aid (up to consecutive three months), for basic living expenses, on behalf of breast cancer patients who have
lost all or a part of their income during active treatment. Payments are made directly to the patient’s creditors. Aid may be available for patients during
recovery, up to 90 days post active treatment. To see if you qualify, visit their website and fill out their pre qualification process. www.thepinkfund.org

Cancer Care Fund

To see if you qualify to helps with cost for transportation to and from cancer treatment, home care, child care, pain medication, lymphedema supplies (breast
cancer only, and chemotherapy or targeted treatment co-payments please call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) and speak with a Cancer Care social worker to complete a brief interview. They can be reached from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET) on Friday.
www.cancercare.org/financial

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition

In 2002 TBCC established the Emergency Access Fund to provide financial assistance to individuals in financial need due to inability to work and or
mounting medical expenses incurred while undergoing treatment of breast cancer. This fund is designed to partner with other established community
agencies to provide quick turn-around funding. This fund has provided assistance in preventing evictions, paying utilities, insurance and medical
necessities. Recipients must be residents of Tennessee and currently undergoing breast cancer treatments. For more information about qualifications and how to receive assistance from this fund please call 615-377-8777. The qualifications are in link below but must be Tennessee residents.
https://www.tbcc.org/emergency-access-fund
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58fa580817bffc3dd7906279/t/6206a8129deab21259dad5d6/1644603410361/2022+EAF+guidlines+only.pdf

Komen Foundation

From Komen, a nationwide organization: “Financial hardships shouldn’t keep patients from getting the treatments they need, which is why we created the
Komen Treatment Assistance Program. We know medical treatments and care can be expensive, but there are additional costs that can prevent an individual from receiving the treatment they need.”

How to apply :

Call 1-877-GOKOMEN(465-6636) Monday-Friday from 9am – 10pm Eastern, and then press #2 for breast cancer helpline and ask for information about the Treatment Assistance Program. Se habla español. Email [email protected]
https://www.komen.org/treatment-assistance-program/

Food Outreach

Chattanooga Area Food Bank

Most of our food is distributed by partner agencies located in 20-counties across Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

Chattanooga area food bank can also help find pantries in and outside of Hamilton County
https://chattfoodbank.org/hungry

If you live in Hamilton County, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to request a voucher for an emergency food box.

Cleaning Services

Cleaning for a Reason

A nonprofit organization in the United States, that partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for
cancer, any type of cancer. The availability varies and is limited, so you must fill out an application on their website to check. If accepted, they will arrange a local
cleaning company to clean your house, once a month for up to four months. This is free of charge to cancer patients. To apply, go to their website and click on the “Patient” tab to begin the application.
http://www.cleaningforareason.org/

Wellness

LIVESTRONG at Hamilton Family YMCA

Free Exercise Classes for Cancer Survivors: The YMCA offers a A 12-week wellness program for adult cancer survivors that meets two times per week called LIVESTRONG.

Visit http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/hamilton/ or call (423) 899-1721.

  • It’s FREE of charge; survivors and their family receive a FREE three-month family membership to the Y branch where they participate
  • The program utilizes a curriculum developed by Stanford University
  • Y-certified fitness instructors work with participants to develop an individualized fitness program that allows them to progress at their own
    pace
  • An additional benefit of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is the opportunity to create a supportive social network and form new friendships
  • Survivors should contact their local participating Y to enroll and answer a short questionnaire

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals. These include building muscle mass and strength; increasing
flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem.

CHI Memorial Survivorship Empowered

For patients that have completed cancer treatment, Education and support regarding nutrition, exercise, stress management and fear of recurrence Contact CHI Memorial Center for Cancer Support at 423-495-7778.

Nutritional Counseling

https://www.erlanger.org/centers-of-excellence/heart-and-lung-institute/heart-and-lung-services/nutritional-counseling

Betty Owens RD 423-778-9400

https://www.erlanger.org/centers-of-excellence/metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-center/erlanger-metabolic-bariatric-surgery-center

This program meets rigorous standards as an accredited Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Contact number is 423-778-2906.

Memorial Dieticians contact the Center for Cancer Support at 423-495-7778.

Counseling for wellness nutrition classes to and individual nutrition counseling to promote healthy lifestyle choices that help reduce the risk of recurrence.

Tobacco Cessation

Erlanger Smoking Cessation Counseling  – Specialized respiratory therapists provide information and tools to help you quit smoking and enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.

Contact Respiratory Therapy navigator at 423-778-3009 or 423-814-5243 or email at [email protected]

Memorial Hospital – “Freedom from Smoking” is a free eight-week course for people motivated to quit smoking. Held via zoom. Contact the Center for Cancer
Support at 423-495-7778.

Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine

Provides personalized support for Tennesseans that want to quit smoking. When you call the QuitLine you will be assigned your own quit coach and upon request a two week free supply of nicotine patches will be provided if medically approved. Your quit coach will help you understand how to quit tobacco and help
you develop a plan that works for you. The plan will fit your needs, and you have the same quit coach for a year. This is free for all residents of Tennessee. The
telephone number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW and available Monday through Friday 8am – 11pm and Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

American Lung Association

The Freedom from Smoking free online program that takes you through modules that you access on a protected website. These modules include valuable
information, and most of them contain an assignment that you are to complete before you move onto the next module. Assignments reinforce the messages in
each lesson and your commitment to quit. The basic modules are free and can be accessed day or night, seven days a week. The website is www.flsonline.org.

The American Lung Association also has a help line staffed by certified counselors that are also RNs or respiratory therapists. The number is 1-800-548-8252.

Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema is swelling (fluid build up) of arm after lymph node surgery. This is uncommon but can happen. The patient will meet with a therapist and undergo wrapping and exercises until it is under control. This is to help with the swelling and skin care along with exercises. The patient will then be fitted with a sleeve and sometimes a glove to keep under control. This requires an order for therapy and the sleeve.

Benchmark

https://benchmark.urpt.com/lymphedema/

First visit is around one hour for evaluation. Treatment often includes manual lymphatic drainage, compression wrapping, and exercise.

Dr. Kalie Reams

Concierge PT for lymphedema private pay sliding scale and can see preop to help identify early/prevent. If found early may only need 1-3 sessions.

https://www.dr-reams-pt.com/

Contact by email [email protected] or 423-300-6409.

Siskin

Involves multimodality treatment including manual lymphatic drainage, compression, exercise, and skin care.

Siskin Hospital Lymphedema Clinic

One Siskin Plaza

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Visit siskinrehab.org/rehabilitation-services/outpatient/lymphedema.

You may also call 423.634.1400 or contact us by email at [email protected]