LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Julie Turner, DNP, APRN, recently joined Baptist Health Breast Center with the inception of Baptist Health High Risk Breast & Hereditary Cancer Clinic, located at 9500 Kanis Road, Suite 250, in Little Rock.
Baptist Health High Risk Breast & Hereditary Cancer Clinic offers knowledge and support for those who may be concerned about their chance of developing cancer. The clinic’s team of caregivers along with the most advanced technology help individuals make informed decisions that promote early detection and /or risk reduction.
Turner, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She specializes in high-risk breast management and hereditary cancer genetics.
“I believe that a patient’s needs always come first,” Turner said. “I am committed to being a compassionate listener to develop individualized, evidence-based care plans that meet the needs of patients. I believe that a strong provider-patient relationship is the heart of good care.”
Baptist Health High Risk Breast & Hereditary Cancer Clinic recommends that anyone with the below risk factors call for an appointment:
- If you have a personal history of breast, colon, endometrial, kidney or stomach cancer and are age 60 or younger
- If you have a personal history of ovarian, pancreatic, male breast cancer or rare endocrine tumors at any age
- If there are three or more diagnoses of the same cancer on the same side of your family
- If there are two or more cases of melanoma on the same side of your family
- If you are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
An evaluation of cancer risk at the clinic includes a review of personal medical, social and environmental history; family history of cancer and other genetic conditions; and genetic testing when clinically appropriate.
In her spare time, Turner runs half marathons and is attempting to complete a half marathon in each of the 50 states. She also enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, Shelby, daughter, Sadie, and her tabby cat named Vinnie. Turner enjoys being involved in her church, Fellowship Bible Church.
For more information about the services that Turner provides at Baptist Health High Risk Breast & Hereditary Cancer Clinic or to request an appointment, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or visit baptist-health.com.
For 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.