Dr. Caryn Wunderlich is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist with a medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Wunderlich’s surgical residency training was at the University of Chicago and Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, prior to completing her radiology residency at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She completed a fellowship in Radiology Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
In addition to her breast imaging responsibilities at the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, Dr. Wunderlich is responsible for patient and staff education. She has served on committees with the local branches of the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She lectured on breast imaging to various lay and professional groups throughout East Tennessee.
Dr. Wunderlich is a current member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and has served as a Trustee of this organization. She is also a member of the Aurora Breast MRI Society and the American Society of Breast Disease.
When I was told that something was different on my scans that they wanted to check out, it was a very scary situation. However, the staff at KCBC was very through and helpful, especially Mindy Shultz-Fee (she is always friendly and eager to help), Dr. Wunderlich, Dr. Brigg, Dr. Webber, and Dr. Meyer. They are all very professional. They kept me informed in everything that has happened and don't keep you on pins and needles waiting for results like most medical offices do. I have been coming to KCBC for around 10 years and will never go anywhere else. I love KCBC and will recommend them to anyone.
Long story.. I was referred to KCBC by my gynecologist, Dr. Thomas Traylor, for a lump that was in my left breast. He felt as though it was just a lump but wanted me to get it checked by ultrasound to be safe. I scheduled my ultrasound appointment for Feb. 12, 2016. Little did I know that my nightmare was only beginning. I went for the ultrasound, which was followed up on the same day with a breast biopsy performed by Dr. Caryn Wunderlich. The following Monday, she called herself with those results which were positive for malignancy. I was scheduled for more appointments, MRI's and mammograms.
Each confirmed my worst fear as a 26 year old. That's right, a 26 year old diagnosed with breast cancer. Long story, short... I am now 3 years out after having undergone chemo, radiation, bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction. And every single time, I have had something to be done whether it be a follow-up MRI, or mammogram, or even an ultrasound, the KCBC has been just exceptional. I recommend this facility and the staff to anyone and everyone I meet. The day of my ultrasound, I was always comforted by someone, whether is was a Nurse, a Tech, or even the doctor.
They genuinely care and it shows. They look at you as a person and always greet you with a smile and a hello. This journey wasn't easy but they made it more bearable. I cannot say Thank you enough to the staff that seen me cry, even wiped my tears and eased my fears. Because as a healthy 26 year old woman, I had never had an MRI, Ultrasound (other than a normal pregnancy ultrasound) or any of that sort for Breast health. I didn't need any of that. The insurance companies won't pay for anything like that until you are 40 years old or at least have a family history of breast cancer. Which at that point, I was neither of those. Cancer knows no boundaries... even age... BUT KCBC is truly amazing.
Talking with Dr. Wunderlich each year is my best memory. She reduces the anxiety and is a friendly face during stressful times. We talk about Michigan and other things that we have in common. It makes me feel comfortable. I'm an 11 year cancer survivor and I thank everyone associated with KCBC for helping me with my journey to survivorship.