Dr. Janine Pettiford
Board-certified in General Surgery and Fellowship-trained in Surgical Breast Oncology, Dr. Pettiford specializes in benign and malignant breast diseases. Understanding the life-changing events her patients face, she guides them through every step of their journey. And she emphasizes patient education, and identifying those who are high risk for breast cancer. Pettiford graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship at Texas Tech Health Sciences in Amarillo, Texas. She was recruited to Southern Regional about two years ago, and brings more than 11 years of experience, especially in Surgical Breast Oncology, to the community. Pettiford recognizes that breast cancer is a life-changing event for her patients, and that’s why she guides them through their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. She is proud of Southern Regional’s commitment to serving all patients, and particularly its Komen Grant, which covers the costs of preventative care with mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast biopsies for those in need. Her mantra with patients is simple: “prevention, education, and surgical treatment when indicated.” She’s also proud of Southern Regional’s Women’s Center at Spivey Station. “It is a state-of-the-art facility, including the patient rooms, same- day surgery center and equipment for mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast biopsies," she says. "It provides physicians and staff outstanding tools to serve our patients, who are able to be seen by a breast specialist and have their mammograms, breast biopsies and surgeries all in one facility.” Pettiford’s priorities include educating the community about breast cancer awareness and continuing to focus on developments in breast cancer research.
Dr. Richard Felker
Dr. Richard Felker is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology and is affiliated with Southern Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Felker taught women’s imaging and breast imaging for 18 years as a member of the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He left academics in 2004 for private practice in the Atlanta area. His professional specialties include Breast Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI, Biopsies, and Oncologic PET Imaging. His passions include delivering quality imaging services to doctors and patients, and interacting with patients and referring physicians. A priority for Dr. Felker is ensuring he is available to discuss results directly with his patients. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, Georgia Radiologic Society, Roentgen Society of North America, American Roentgen Society, Society of Breast Imaging, and the Radiation Safety and Cancer Committees at Southern Regional.
Rosirma Corney, PA-C
Shandareda Sewell, PA-C