Click Start My Chart to request an appointment with breast specialist James Cesare, MD at Rome Health. Complete the online form, and in the “Reason for Appointment Box” enter “Dr. Cesare follow up needed” and your preferred date. Our staff will call you to schedule your appointment.
James Cesare, MD, is relocating his breast care practice to the Rome Health Medical Center on the hospital’s main campus, effective Monday, Feb. 5. Dr. Cesare specializes in breast health and breast cancer management. Joining Dr. Cesare will be his team, including Tracy Jayne, RPA-C, Amelia Loucks, LPN, and Lisa Bunch, MA. Their office will be located on the upper level of the Medical Center. Parking is conveniently located off of Oak Street. Enter through the Bartlett
Entrance when coming for a visit. Appointments may be made by calling 315.338.7040. “We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Cesare and his team to Rome Health as part of our women’s health program,” said Chief Operating Officer Ryan Thompson. “At Rome Health, we are continuously building relationships with physicians with specialized expertise to provide convenient access to care in our region.”
For more than 30 years, Dr. Cesare has been helping women and men in the Mohawk Valley with the early detection of breast cancer and other breast disorders and navigating them through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Jayne has more than 16 years of experience as a physician assistant and has been focused on breast care with Dr. Cesare for the last two years.
Dr. Cesare earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Jayne received her bachelor's degree from Utica College and her master’s degree from Le Moyne College in physician assistant studies.
“After looking at several areas where I wanted to continue to serve the people of this region, Rome was the best choice for our breast care practice,” Dr. Cesare said. “We are excited to be joining with Rome Health to bring the best breast care for everyone here.”
He said he chose Rome Health because of its focus on providing a continuum of healthcare services for women. The hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center offers his patients convenient access to a broad spectrum of breast screening and diagnostic services. In addition, the hospital has brought together specialists to meet women’s health care needs, including obstetrics, gynecology, urology and breast care.
"We're very excited to be here in Rome,"; Jayne said."Being at Rome Health gives not only the residents of Rome access to breast specialists at the breast care center, it opens the door for many people in the surrounding areas as well to receive the care they need as well."
Dr. Cesare’s office is conveniently located adjacent to the Women’s Imaging Center, which has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography, ultrasound, MRI, hereditary cancer risk screening, image-guided breast biopsy and breast nurse navigators are available at Rome Health.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in the United States, with an estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men diagnosed each year. However, the survival rate for localized breast cancer is 99% because of early detection.
“Technology has come so far that breast cancer can be found early when it’s easiest to treat,” Dr. Cesare said. “Regular screening mammograms are essential for early detection.”
It’s recommended that women of average breast cancer risk start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Those at higher risk should start earlier. Those who are eligible may also consider genetic testing for breast cancer. Dr. Cesare accepts self-referrals. A referral from a primary care provider is not required to make an appointment. The practice accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. To make an appointment, please call 315.338.7040.