Locating a breast cancer specialist with room on his or her calendar to see additional patients is a challenge. A major reason for the difficulty is that specialists seeking to advance their knowledge and skill are part of a large hospital or group. Potential patients seek advice from their primary physician, relatives, and friends. One of the top breast cancer specialists, Dr. John Rimmer, is now available in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Fighting cancer requires teamwork between doctors, staff, patients, caregivers, and family. Before selecting a doctor, evaluate training and education that will meet your needs. Dr. Rimmer M.D. holds a medical degree from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medical Education, among other qualifications. He is fluent in several languages, including English and Spanish.

Schedule an interview with the breast cancer specialist. Excellent communication and respect is important for each of you. You and the doctor should listen to each other and answer questions truthfully. The doctor should encourage you to ask questions and answer them so you understand each response. Find out who covers the doctor’s West Palm Beach patients if an emergency interferes with an appointment.

A family history of breast cancer increases the chance of a positive diagnosis. Discuss the various treatment options for your situation. Review your medical history with the doctor. Ask for an opinion based on what medical data and reports are available at the time of the interview.

Treatment methods for breast cancer continue to improve. As a leading breast cancer specialist in the West Palm Beach area, Dr. Rimmer has acquired significant experience with benign and malignant breast diseases. The survival rate for this type of disease continue to improve as more is learned about treatment and early diagnosis. The doctor and his team will compile a treatment plan for you to review, discuss, and approve. Call today to set an appointment at 561-748-1242.