Our PhysiciansDiscover the Regional Breast Care Difference
Dr. Rie Aihara – Medical Director
Dr. Rie Aihara is the founder of Regional Breast Care. Dr. Aihara is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Aihara received her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She then proceeded to Boston, Massachusetts for her training in General Surgery at Tufts University/New England Medical Center. During that time, she also trained with the breast surgeons at the Faulkner Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Health Care, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The breast center, at the Faulkner, was originally developed by Dr. Susan Love and is regarded as one of the most well-respected breast centers in the Country today. After completion of residency, Dr. Aihara became a fellow in the Trauma/Critical Care Department at Boston University School of Medicine.
She was on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery and became the Co-Director of the Breast Clinic at Boston City Hospital & Boston Medical Center, working with world-renowned specialists in surgical, medical and radiation oncology.
Dr. Aihara continues to have a close working relationship with physicians from Boston as well as the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, more close to home.
Dr. Aihara has been part of our community here in Lee County since 2003. As a trauma surgeon, she was heavily involved in the care of the severely injured. She was recognized as the “Physician of the Month” in October, 2009 by Lee Memorial Health System for going the extra mile in the care of her patients. As a woman, a surgeon and a member of this community, Dr. Aihara had decided to concentrate her efforts into creating a breast health center that is dedicated to all breast health issues. Regional Breast Care was developed with the hope that the women of this community and surrounding regions will have access to a center that provides world class, comprehensive care using a multidisciplinary approach including second opinion opportunities from our affiliated academic institutions. Since the opening of this practice, Dr. Aihara’s Regional Breast Care has become a leader in simple breast care. Providing exceptional care to the men & women of our community. To provide the best care possible in an individualized manner- this is our goal at Regional Breast Care.
Dr. David Rock – Surgeon
Dr. David Rock is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Breast Diseases and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Dr. Rock earned degrees in both Pharmacy and Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia. After Medical School, Dr. Rock completed his Residency training at East Carolina University. Dr. Rock has a special interest in Oncoplastic Surgery including Nipple Sparing Mastectomy techniques. He is involved in Breast Cancer clinical research and making sure that all of his patients benefit from the latest techniques available for their treatment. Dr. Rock is proud to serve on the local Board of Directors for Susan G. Komen.
Wendy Featherstone, PA-C, MMS
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelors in Science Degree, Physician Assistant Studies, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
Nova Southeastern University
Masters in Medical Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2007
CURRENT LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION
Physician Assistant License – Florida
Prescribing Privileges – Florida
ASSETS AND CLINICAL COMPETENCY
First assist in the operating room
Simple and complex suturing
X-ray and CT scan evaluation
Central line insertion
Dialysis catheter insertion
Arterial line insertion
Percutaneous tracheostomy placement and management
Wound care, including wound VAC placement and management
Extensive pediatric experience