Erlanger Center for Breast Health
Earning Her Patients' Trust
Macy Fleenor always knew she wanted to be in the medical field, but when her mother was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer several years ago, that’s when she became passionate about breast health. “I had already graduated, and I was working as a diagnostic medical sonographer at the time,” Fleenor explains. “When the position opened to move to the breast center full-time, I jumped at the opportunity, and it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made.” Fleenor has been with Erlanger for almost four years now, and she recently accepted the role of Breast Center Team Leader in June of 2022. “It is a privilege to serve our community,” she says. “I look forward to many more years of providing excellent breast imaging to our patients.”
Jackson State Community College – Jackson, TN
West Kentucky Community and Technical College – Paducah, KY
Diagnostic Breast Imaging
1. What do you love most about your profession?
I love the human aspect of the work – being a part of each patient’s journey, whether that consists of delivering good news or challenging news, negative or positive results. It’s an honor to walk alongside each patient and earn their trust.
2. What is one of your happiest professional moments?
Any time I can give a patient good news is a happy moment for both myself and the patient. It brings me so much joy to be able to give our patients peace of mind and relieve their anxiety.
3. What is your best advice for patients?
Without a doubt, my best advice is to have your screening mammogram, typically beginning at age 40, every single year. Having a mammogram every year allows our radiologists to detect subtle changes, which can aid in early detection.
4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
Problem solving. This profession is constantly changing, and with change comes new problems. It’s important to address these problems head on to continue to provide the best care possible.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care for your patients?
I look at each patient as if they were my mother, my sister, my cousin, or even myself. I always ask how I would want my family or myself to be treated. It is my number one priority that each patient leaves our facility feeling confident in the care they received.