It's our birthday!
So to celebrate we asked our patients to write us a memory to be drawn for one of 35 prizes.
Although the contest has ended, keep scrolling to read the entries and see pictures from our birthday bash!
The way the entire staff is helpful sensitive and caring to my needs is what I remember. When my MRI came back with a second mass, Dr.K and the nurses made sure I was comfortable and reassured me during the entire process and the way she explained the findings and the next steps helped me calm me and reassure me.
This was one of the scariest times in my life and I needed people that were kind, passionate and knew what needed to be done. Plus, they explained it to me in terms I could understand.
The techs are so caring and compassionate.
When I first moved to Knoxville around 2000, my physician highly recommended KCBC since I was high risk for breast cancer. The day I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2007 is the day I remember most. It was the beginning of my breast cancer journey with KCBC where I received the best care anyone could ever ask for.
I was timid to get a mammogram, but KCBC made it so easy and quick to get one.
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.
Dr. Kamilia Kozlowski and her dedication, her courage, her brilliance, her innovation and her kindness is my best memory. She has dedicated her life to saving lives and that same commitment is reflected by her wonderful staff and associates. Thirty-five years of saving lives and making mammograms available to everyone that can be reached, not just at KCBC, but also with mobile units. Her vision is endless.
After 19 years of going to KCBC, Dr. Kozlowski detected breast cancer from an MRI. She saved my life and showed tremendous compassion and encouragement when she called to tell me. It is because of the confidence I have in knowing the commitment to their patients that Dr. Kozlowski and Dr. Webber and Dr. Brig bring each day that inspires me to be WELL. She brings the BEST to and for her patients. I am honored to be one of those.
I have had 2 mammograms and a bone density and the technician made me feel very comfortable and explained everything she was going to do in detail. I didn't feel like a patient. She was very caring and I felt that she really enjoyed what she does. She made me feel more like a friend 🙂
I was made to feel very comfortable and it was pain free. I have had previous mammograms that were very painful and at KCBC that wasn't the case, so therefore this is a memory I will never forget.
They let you know your results before you leave, which is great. Everyone is so sweet, professional and will take time to listen to you.
My mom and I’ve coming together for our annual mammograms and breast exams for over 30 years. We would both pray for each other that everything would be OK. Afterward, we would go out and eat to celebrate our good reports.
I needed to have my very first mammography and my doctor scheduled it with KCBC. Needless to say, I was very nervous considering all the horror stories I had heard from my friends and family who have had mammograms before. When it was the big day, I went to my appointment very nervous, apprehensive and honestly a little scared. When I got there, the staff made me feel right at home and the waiting room was very inviting. I was still a little nervous about the scan itself. When it was time for the scan, my tech noticed this was my first scan and she explained everything that was going to happen before she even started the scan. Then once the scan started she continued to talk me through the whole thing and made sure I was as comfortable as I could be during the entire procedure. Turns out, the scan was not bad at all! I was never very uncomfortable and it was quick and painless. Because of the inviting atmosphere, awesome staff and the greatest tech ever, my first mammogram was not the horror story I expected but a pleasant experience that I'll never forget. I tell all my friends, family and anyone else that will listen about KCBC, the exceptional care I received and that KCBC is the only place I'll go to for all of my breast care needs. Thank you KCBC and staff!!!
Calm atmosphere & courteous people
Knowing you have cancer is a scary thing but any time I have been to KCBC they treat you as if you are the only person there. They have great compassion and I have always been treated with respect and care.
I was very nervous but all the staff was so nice. They made me feel welcome and comfortable. I absolutely love Dr. Brown. She spoke in a way that I could feel at ease and understand what we needed to do with my problems I was having. I had my biopsy yesterday, unable to have anyone to come with me but my Heavenly Father.
I was scared of how the procedure would be, but the tech in the MRI room was very professional. She told me step by step what they were going to do. After the MRI, Dr. Brown came in and talked with me too. They knew I was very nervous about the whole procedure so one lady held both my hands encouragingly talking to me and the other helping to keep me calm and relaxed. And Dr. Brown was wonderful thru it all. The next day, Dr. Brown called with the results which was great.....NO CANCER!!! I CAN’T THANK GOD ENOUGH FOR WATCHING OVER ME ONE MORE TIME. Even the doctors and KCBC staff that He put in my life to take the very best care of me! Heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center for all you do for us patients!!! It was my first and most impressive memory. God Bless every one of you always. 😇❤
On one of my visits to KCBC there was a spot they were concerned about and wanted to do further testing. I was nervous and they were so kind and thoughtful and had my mother in law come in and sit with me while we were waiting. I also hadn't eaten and they gave me a pack of crackers and soft drink and just kept checking on me. Everyone at KCBC has always been so kind and thoughtful. It was their kindness when I was worried that I remember. I’m always recommending KCBC to my friends.
My best memory is every time I leave the KCBC Building I have the confident feeling I have had a thorough exam with the latest equipment and by the best team that could be found. I’ve felt that way for over 20 years. Thank you!
I went to KCBC for the first time this year and received exceptional care from their friendly staff. They took the time to thoroughly answer all of my questions and make me feel at ease. I will definitely be coming back for future appointments.
The way I was treated on my first visit is my best memory. It was like having VIP treatment, I was so important to all the staff. I felt totally at ease.
Compassion of everyone, especially when second opinions are required is my best memory of KCBC.
Everyone is always so helpful and friendly when I am there for my yearly exam.
Thankfully, my best memories of KCBC are all hearing the words, "everything looks good, nothing to worry about."
My first memory of KCBC was when at 44 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was terrified.
Dr. Webber put my mind at ease and took the time to carefully explain what type of cancer I had and how he was going to treat it. He was confident and he made me really believe that I would be alright. He asked me if he could pray with me and I knew right then that KCBC was the best place for me. This was my first impression and it was a positive experience at a very scary time in my life. I have continued to go to KCBC since my diagnosis and each time I feel welcomed and important. Thank you, KCBC for everything you have done for me and for what you do for women from East Tennessee and beyond.
The people there are over and above nice to make you feel comfortable!
KCBC has great staff with highly qualified doctors. They take very good care of me. Thank you!
My best memory would encompass every part of my visit, from easy check-in and out, short wait time, friendly staff, and a doctor who took the time to explain the case of following the signs to get where I needed to go.
I chose that memory because The whole experience made me feel like the staff actually cared about me as a person and not just another patient to get in and out the door.
Last year was my first year coming to KCBC but I have already recommended it to many women I work with. Thank you for caring!
The first time I was nervous because I didn't know what to expect. Everyone there was so nice and made everything quick and easy. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
I was so relieved when I found out a mole on my breast was what was showing up as something- they taped a penny over the mole and did the test again- nothing showed. I had that mole removed and have not had a problem since! Such a relief- the tech was great!
I had a large knot in my breast and was very nervous but the staff there was very patient and explained everything they were doing. They calmed me down and made the visit better. Thank you
I am now 70 yrs. old. I was a school teacher in my mid-30s and felt something in my breast. I taught at Sequoyah School and I asked my principal who she would recommend for an exam. She said that she highly recommended Dr. Kozlowski and that her children went to our school. When I went I was a nervous wreck. Everyone on staff was very calming and reassuring that everything would be all right.....and it was! I have been coming ever since. I will always be grateful for the kindness and care I was given. Happy Anniversary!
Since the 80s I’ve been going to KCBC. I remember clearly going in 2006 going in at 1:00pm for my yearly mammogram. The tech found a questionable place in my right breast. They did numerous mammograms, ultrasound (by both tech and Dr K) and finally an MRI. When I left the office after 5, I knew I had a problem in my right breast. I did have cancer and had a double mastectomy in December. I feel the thoroughness that day could be the gift of extending my life by these 12 years. They did not schedule a bunch of return trips to Knoxville to determine my diagnosis but took the time to give me the answer that day. Several places would have had a bunch of return appointments without answers immediately. Thank you KCBC!
Some years ago, I had a disturbing diagnosis from a mammogram. I asked my ObGyn to help me find another option and 2nd opinion. It was such a relief to hear some very good news from KCBC. NOW we come as a group of 3 friends to get our annual exams then share a happy lunchtime in Knoxville afterwards!!😍
The staff there are always great. It’s the best place to go for a mammogram.
The staff is awesome! They are very helpful, considerate, and very nice. They make you feel like a human not like a number.
The mobile coach coming to our work makes it easier. Everyone is so nice. They made it a calm experience.
The kind staff that comforted me during my biopsy is what I remember most.
When a problem is found, the next step is immediate with no waiting! That’s what I like about KCBC and the reason I’ve been going for 31 years.
Everyone is super nice!! It's hard to find places that everyone in it is nice, but KCBC is.
Everyone was so kind and encouraging on what was one of the hardest days of my life. It's a day I'll never forget because that day my life changed forever. The nurses were so kind the day I had to have all my testing. The kindness and caring was genuine and I felt like I was with family and not strangers.
The Mobile mammography screening is my best memory of KCBC. That made me aware of screening and the need for it. Thank you.
My first visit was wonderful because the staff made me feel so at ease and very special. Thank you.
I first started coming to KCBC when I was 35 I think. It was because my mother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember visiting the boutique and buying her a couple of scarves. This is a good memory, because I still have my mom. Both my mother and grandmother have fought and won the battle of breast cancer. KCBC has always treated me with kindness and compassion. They always makes me feel welcome and comfortable. Now KCBC is helping to make sure I stay healthy. Thank you KCBC!
My very first visit to KCBC was in February 2011, it was a life changing appointment. I needed a second opinion after receiving the news that I had breast cancer. Three different people recommended Dr. Webber and KCBC. Dr. Webber agreed to see me the next day, and Dr Kozlowski and her staff worked me in that same day since I was coming from Bristol, 2 hours away. I was treated compassionately and received top notch care. Not only did they confirm my diagnosis, but with a MRI ( which I had asked for at home and was told was unnecessary) and another ultrasound and biopsy, Dr. Kozlowski and her team found 2 additional cancerous tumors! My first visit to KCBC helped save my life. Dr. Webber, Dr Kozlowski and Dr Brig have provided excellent care and I am coming up on my 8th year and I am healthy and no evidence of disease. I will always make that 2 hour drive for all of my breast related healthcare. KCBC is an excellent facility and the doctors and staff are the best!
I have been going to KCBC for almost five years. They are total professionals. I first went there because I went to their "bus" for my mammograms. What a great decision that was!
How reassuring the staff was when I had my very first mammogram 12 years ago is what I remember most :) I was so very nervous about the process and the staff made things go so smoothly, despite my fears. Thank you.
I’ve been to Blount and UT and there is no comparison to the personal touch, knowledge and equipment Kcbc has. I walk away feeling safe and secure.
I have had to have a biopsy twice and Dr K rubbed my shoulders, and told me me she had been there too. She would talk to me to explain what was happening. That was Very comforting and personable. She was literally hands on and told me something about her personal life. Dr K is the bomb. She’s awesome.
Having a clear result after returning for a second mammogram when there was uncertainty from the previous mammogram is my best memory over the 20 years I’ve been a patient! Thanks Dr Wunderlich!
Dr. Kozlowski was the first doctor who got me the help I needed for a problem I have had for almost 15 years. The problem was finally solved by surgery and I couldn't be more grateful for her help!! It was life changing for me and relieved me of constant pain. Thank you!
After having to have repeat mammograms, I decided to try KCBC. It is well worth my time to have my annual mammogram with KCBC and know when I leave the results of each screening. The staff is efficient and so caring to all that enter the facility.
ALWAYS prompt and friendly service! It is so important and I appreciate it. My mother had stage IV breast cancer at the age of 43 (I am now 48), so I feel it is very important for me to keep up with exams, mammograms, and ultrasounds.
I appreciate you taking care of what I needed done right away. I had an ultrasound and found something. You did the biopsy right away. Thank you.
The staff is so kind. I was just there and everyone was awesome.
My best memories are coming my very time for a second opinion & being told everything was fine, as well as being treated with respect & like I mattered. Everyone wants respect & it is an awesome feeling to know you’re OK because life is wonderful!!
My Mom goes as well. We both started because local doctor thought we had a problem & we wanted a second & BETTER opinion from a place we realized we could really trust.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Since my first visit then and every appointment afterwards I've had at KCBC, has been complimented with a tremendously caring staff and doctors.
I have always used KCBC since the beginning 35 years ago.. THANKS To their keeping me on my yearly exam, they were able to catch my breast cancer early. I AM ALIVE TODAY DUE TO EARLY DETECTION. I have been CANCER FREE for 5 years! Thanks and Happy Birthday!
The whole experience has been top notch. I have been coming for the last 11 years.
I have never had a bad experience at KCBC, from the check in staff to the check-out staff. Everyone has always been pleasant, helpful, and professional. I recommend KCBC as often as I have opportunity. Thank you.
I have been going to KCBC for about 15 years. They have helped me through some difficult tests and a diagnosis of breast cancer last year. I am blessed to have such caring people at my side during these appointments. Their caring attitude of all the employees has made a lasting impression on me. I highly recommend them to my friends, and I wouldn't consider going anywhere else!
I’ve been coming to you for over 10 years and the best memory is the excellent care you give year after year. It’s consistent! Thank you!
The caring staff is what I remember since my first visit in 2009.
I didn't have insurance and your Mission Mammography was a way to get a mammogram. I have family history of breast cancer on my father’s side so I really appreciate your help.
I had to get an ultrasound after mammogram and was extremely nervous, but the Ultrasound Tech put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. Thanks KCBC!
The professionalism of the staff at KCBC is what I love! They make you feel you’re not just a number. They really care.
The kindness, professionalism, and friendliness of all the staff is my best memory of KCBC. They are always on time and communicate with you every step of the way. That's just how it is at KCBC.
My best memory of KCBC is how compassionate and patient all of the employees are.
I picked that memory because they have always been so kind, compassionate and patient with me every time I have been there.
I was a scared young mother, and was sent to KCBC with lumps, was cared for like I was the only patient with a problem. Love them for the care provided
Finding out that a suspicious mammogram was just dense breast tissue relieved a lot of worry. That is my favorite memory being a patient over the last 14 years. Thank you
This was my first year going to KCBC and it was the best experience I ever had getting a mammogram! Everyone was friendly and helpful. They made me feel special and not just like another patient. I am recommending you all to my family and friends.
Dr Brown was so nice, caring, and put me at ease. She made me feel that everything was going to be ok. Thank you
The first time I ever came there I was so nervous that I had made myself sick over the lump I had. The wonderful staff finally got me calm down and talked into the mammogram. I remember this because my daughters are always teasing me about this and what a baby I was being even after 10 years of going back. Thank you KCBC!
When I’ve had a problem, they have always been attentive and concerned! Dr. K was not only my doctor, but a friend with whom to share experiences yearly of a mutual hobby over the 20 years I’ve been coming.
A few years ago I had my best friend come with me, after I got a good check-up, we went and had a great lunch and lots of shopping. A day spent with my friend is always a good memory. Thankfully I’ve always had good check-ups when I come to KCBC.
Your staff diagnosed and treated my breast cancer in 2000. It was a very scary stressful time in my life being told you have cancer. It was a huge mental weight to process. I have always felt there's no place that could give me better or more compassionate care than KCBC. Thank you.
Dr. Kozlowski was the first to do MRI for breast density and to be on top of the field. She went up to insurance directly to provide this technology for us. Thank you. I've been going to breast center 25+ years.
I went to Lenoir City a few years because it was closer. I will stick with the expert. Now my Daughter, sister and niece go also. She found breast cancer in my eldest sister because she hadn't been in a long time. She waited too late. Stage 4 at 75. No family wants to hear that. She lived 5 weeks and we had some quality time. Nothing could be done. She was frail. The staff and Dr. Kozlowski were great to her. Please get your mammogram every year. They are wonderful there.
I feel comfortable going to KCBC. I know that I am getting the best of care and everyone is so nice and professional. I also like getting my results before I leave and not having to make a 2 hour drive back to Knoxville.
You always dread getting your mammogram done because of the fear of the unknown and KCBC does their best to take the stress out of this experience and it helps not to have to wait long periods.
My best memory of KCBC is the caring staff. Your questions are answered by the techs or the doctors. Your results are discussed with you at the end of your exam and that takes away the anxiety of waiting days for the results. Also, the environment is peaceful and clean. That’s why I have been coming to KCBC over 15 years.
My best memory of Knoxville comprehensive breast center happened when I received chemo and had a reaction to the meds. The nurse recognized the reaction and Dr. Brig was right there telling the nurse what meds to give and both of them were treating me like I was the only person in the world that mattered to them at that time. This was an extremely busy day and they had many patients but they both made me feel like I was the only one that mattered at that time.
It meant a lot to me to be treated like a person and not just a number when I was having a reaction to a chemo drug.
Everyone there has always been extremely friendly and personal, treating you like family and not just a "Boob" (no pun intended! 😂). Also you serve with excellence. As a patient who has breast cancer on both sides of my family, the extra sensitivity to my worries means a lot and takes the stress and dread out of the visit. I am grateful to have KCBC available to me! Blessings!
This was my first time. It’s a very nice place with very nice staff. I would recommend it to anyone.
My mom and I have been coming together yearly since forever. In December 2017 my mom was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. Everyone was so kind and professional. They took very good care of her and she is now doing well at 90 years old. Because of her diagnosis I was advised in June of 2018 to have an MRI. My mammogram and sonogram were normal but I agreed. They found a tiny lesion that was pre-cancer which was promptly removed. Had I not had the MRI, I could have been in trouble in another year. THANK YOU KCBC!!!
Not having to wait long means a lot. Thank you
When I had my biopsy, I had no one to accompany me. I was so scared and felt so alone until I arrived at KCBC. What an AMAZING staff. They made me feel so comfortable but most of all they made me feel cared about. That day was so emotional for me and the KCBC staff was so caring, I mean truly caring.
I have never gone anywhere else. When it comes to your healthy, why would you not go to the BEST?
The staff is so kind and caring.
One of the many things I like best about KCBC is the “spa” like atmosphere! It is very relaxing and almost makes you forget what you are really there for! I have always been so thankful to have my results right away for peace of mind!
KCBC lowered my stress level when I had a biopsy I was talked through it and knew exactly what to expect and one lady kept rubbing my back and asking if I was all right. I felt they understood what I was going through. The results turned out to be similar to a skin tag instead of possible pre-cancerous. They let me know as soon as they got the results and care about each person even when the results are not serious. Thank you!
Once I was scheduled for a routine mammogram and mentioned a small lump. They immediately took me into the other rooms and did a comprehensive scan. It was a fat deposit but they treated me so well. I was scared and they helped me. Thank you.
I am 28. I first came to KCBC because I found a lump in my right breast and immediately was frightened. I was referred there by my OBGYN, and scheduled an appointment right away. I had to receive an ultrasound of my right breast. I had never had an ultrasound before and the tech was overly thrilled to tell me all about how it worked and show me what she was looking at. It turned a scary experience into a learning experience. Thank you.
Over the 20 plus years I’ve been a coming, I have always appreciated how good everyone has always been to me. I took my mother there after she found a lump in her breast. You already had her scheduled for surgery before we went home, I call that service! And I greatly appreciate all of you and your compassion and empathy that you show.
My best memory is of the time when two of my friends & I were chatting and one of them said she was going to have a mammogram later that day. She said though mammograms were always a little concerning for her -that because she was going to KCBC, she felt better about it. My other friend said she also goes to KCBC and always felt at ease going there. I agreed and we all affirmed the feelings we have for KCBC. It is evidence of the great work KCBC does for so many women in our community.
I had my first mammogram ever in 2017 to just get a baseline. Though I was nervous going in and thought that it would be uncomfortable, I was pleasantly surprised and so glad I chose KCBC. Everyone was so nice, welcoming, and friendly. From the time of setting my appointment, getting my paperwork, checking in for my appointment, and especially the kind and funny lady doing my mammogram. It is the only experience I have and everyone made a GREAT first impression.
We have driven to Knoxville every year for about 16 years (9 of those years 10 this September from Florida) because we consider you the best! I was referred here about 16 years ago when we lived in London, KY and I was having a problem. I have never changed because I believe you’re the best! Everyone has always been courteous and professional!
I always feel relaxed in the waiting rooms, even though it can be a stress related event. Everyone is so friendly and it’s that way every time.
The care they gave me when I felt a lump in my breast was memorable. They got me in right away and did all the testing I needed in one visit. I was really scared when I got there and by the time I left I had peace of mind that everything was going to be okay.
I had my first mammogram this year and I was very nervous. KCBC put me at ease and after just a minute or two, I was over my panic. They were very friendly and likable. I will recommend them and use them is the future.
Indeed, the best breast health care I have received in the Knoxville area is at KCBC because of the kind, caring staff. I feel the exam and imaging is very thorough. The staff are profession and discreet. I was referred here by Kim Hansard Davis and I am so thankful!
The first time I came to KCBC, I didn't know what to think of having a mammogram. The ladies there were super nice and efficient. You just go from room to room and then you are all done. Love the experiences I have there and just the ease of getting my mammogram done. Thank you to all that work there and are so supportive.
You always remember good care and KCBC has it! I’ve been coming 10 years and you always do a great job!
This is the only place I’ve ever been to have my mammogram done! I started at age 35 and this year I’m 55. I worked at KCBC for 3 years, then moved out of state for 3 years and moved back.
I believe in KCBC and never wanted to go anywhere else because they’re the best!
I moved here a year ago and was given the choice for mammogram screening centers by my new GYN. I chose KCBC because my Mom has gone to you for years and highly recommended you. I got my mammo and was called back for an ultrasound due to dense breast tissue to be sure nothing else was going on that could not be seen on mammo. I had been told once in the past-many years ago-that I could have dense tissue but nothing else was ordered or done. MANY years ago I did have a lump that was aspirated and then followed up and it was nothing.
I was so impressed at how the mammo was followed up by ultrasound to be sure everything was fine. Never had any other center done that. I feel very comfortable coming to you knowing you have my best interest at heart. The staff is great!! It was nice to get the results of the ultrasound before I left the office because of the peace of mind it gave me as I walked out!
Meeting Dr. Webber was my favorite memory of KCBC. When I was diagnosed, he was so reassuring and also had a sense of humor. For me, being able to laugh is important even when faced with bad news. I have never even thought about going somewhere else since going in 2008. I tell all my friends and family to go to KCBC.
Quiet clean waiting area, and the staff was so nice and compassionate.
I work for a company that has always been a leader for BCA. Working with so many women and knowing many who had to face issues, I go prepared every time to be ready to learn when it’s my time. Several years ago they decided to start doing standard sonograms to be certain and double check everything and they did a great job in how they handled it and made me feel at ease about adding this new step. That will always be my best memory in the 15 years I’ve been a patient since I could rest assured that they would do all that’s necessary to detect any concerns early.
I picked that memory because now after many years, I did not have to have a sonogram at my last visit and I feel it’s because they keep up with my history and know when to take necessary steps.
The first class treatment and professional staff is what I love the most. I have been going for 16 years now. I have met women from states all around and I personally travel 1.5 hours to come for my visits.