I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomy. I was prepared for this, but I really wanted my breasts to still look good after surgery! I met with two doctors who told me that I couldn’t keep my nipples, even though I did research and knew that it was safe. Then I met Dr. Heather Richardson! She said I was a candidate and was fabulous and caring as my surgeon. My friends at my support group keep pulling me to the bathroom to show them my boobs, they can’t believe it’s a bilateral mastectomy because it looks so good! Thank you for saving my life AND giving me great boobs, Dr. H! We can’t even see a scar! – Chelsea N

I have BRCA2 and was looking at several surgeons to do a double mastectomy on me. Going through this process is very frightening and no one can tell you what to expect. I was referred to Dr. Memsic by a patient of hers that had a mastectomy. I knew she was the right doctor for me as soon as we met. She validated my fears, but also rationalized them. She never made me feel like I was just another patient. I felt like she became a part of my family. I am very relieved not to have had cancer, but if I did have to travel that route I know that I would want her to be beside me every step of the way. I cannot recommend her enough! – Gina F

When looking for a breast center, I checked out quite a few and it came down to Pink Lotus or Bedford. After some extensive research, I decided to go with Bedford Breast Center simply because it was more of a correct fit for me and my needs.

First and most important is I really trust the doctors at Bedford, and though I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with the specialists at Pink Lotus Breast Center but I was surprised when I read some of their Yelp reviews. Also, the customer service at Bedford is next level amazing. There was never a time when I felt anything less than like I was the most important patient in the center. They take 5 star treatment to a whole other level. – Jen D.

Dr. Richardson is an amazing physician! I felt a lump in my breast and immediately called my OB’s office in a panic. He was out of town, but his office mgr referred me to Dr. Richardson who was able to see me that afternoon. Dr. Heather was lovely! She performed an ultrasound, showed me the screen and explained what she was seeing throughout the entire exam. I learned that I had a fibroadenoma, that is among the most common breast lumps in young women and that we could either do a biopsy to evaluate the lump or I could return in 6 months to measure it again. I am so relieved and thankful for the care I received from Dr. Heather! Thank you! – Jennifer Z

Dr. Memsic, is the BEST!!! all around. She’s a doctor that you like being around. She’s not an alarmist. What a terrific surgeon, fabulous attitude & personality. Wouldn’t consider another doctor. – Bernice R

I chose Bedford Breast Center over any other breast center because I really felt comfortable with the doctors and staff. I checked out the celebrity center Pink Lotus – and though I thought they were professional – there was something missing from the experience. And what was lacking from my interaction with Pink Lotus Breast Center was fulfilled at Bedford. I really don’t know how to explain it, but my Bedford experience with Dr. Richardson was just comfortable, professional and she just GOT me. From the first time meeting with their team, it took a load of pressure, stress and anxiety right off of my shoulders. I don’t know what to say: it was just “love at first visit” with Bedford! – Brandi K.

I went for my annual mammogram and was told I have a “complicated” cyst and needed to return in six months for a follow up. I took to the internet and got myself worked up reading about all the possible things a “complicated” cyst could mean. The next morning, I called the radiology office back and asked whether I can do something sooner because I can’t worry for six months and prefer a solid answer now. They referred me to Dr. Richardson and her office offered to schedule me after her last patient the same day. Dr. Heather deflated the cyst, told me everything was good, and I was able to sleep through the night! Thank you, Dr. Heather! – Erin B

Dr. Memsic is one of those doctors you refer to family and friends automatically. In fact, when my daughter recently found a lump, there was no other person I trusted to investigate and remove it than Leslie Memsic. She is professional, personal, and thorough. She evaluated the situation, and very quickly determined it had to be removed. – Merium A

While nursing my second child, I noticed a lump in my left breast. My OB was unable to see me until the following day so I asked for a referral. I ended up calling the Bedford Breast Center and they got me in the same day. Dr. Heather performed an ultrasound and explained I had a blocked milk duct. I am so grateful to Dr. Heather for taking the time to thoroughly explain breast anatomy to me and relieve my elevated concerns due to my family history of breast cancer. Also, her office feels more like a spa than a medical office… it smells refreshing and is so BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait for their mammogram machine to arrive… I will be back every year for my mammogram! – Tracy W

I love Dr. Memsic. She is brilliant–at the top of her field and also very caring, conscientious and even funny–in the best possible way. Because she brings humor –and who doesn’t need a laugh no matter what kind of surgery you face–the whole experience is easier and I think, more effective. She breaks the stereotype about the surgeon who has great medical skills but atrocious people skills. She cares, she shows she cares and I am convinced that her involvement both as a medical professional and also as a person are why my results and that of another family member were so positive. I can’t say enough good things about Leslie Memsic, MD. She is a gift to the profession. – Cathrine R

My friends keep on asking why I chose the Bedford Breast Center over Dr. Kristi Funk at Pink Lotus. The short answer is, I felt more at home with Bedford. I know that probably doesn’t help, but that’s the best way I can describe it. Bedford’s doctors, nurses and other team members treated me with a level of care that was above and beyond. I felt like I was getting the best care possible. I was at ease almost immediately when faced with a pretty difficult period in my life.
And that feeling never went away. – Kristy T.