This checklist will help you and your referring doctor prepare for your first diagnostic visit to the BreastCare Center at
If your breast imaging (mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI) and breast
biopsy were done within the BIDMC system,
then we will gather these images and reports for our team of
specialist(s) to review.
If your breast imaging and breast biopsy were done outside the BIDMC system, and you are calling for a second
opinion or to transfer your care here, then you will need to gather these materials before your appointment.
Please review these instructions thoroughly and allow time to complete all
the steps. Our experts need to review pathology slides, radiology images
and medical reports before your appointment to ensure an
What We Need From You
Fax all reports and referrals to 617-667-9711
Ship pathology slides, hard-copy imaging and CDs by FedEx or UPS to:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
BreastCare Center, Shapiro 5
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Please contact us at 617-667-2900 for further assistance.
The Pathology department at the facility where you had your breast biopsy
All pathology reports and the original glass pathology slides with tissue
from your procedures.
Please ship or hand-carry slides from (if applicable):
estrogen and progesterone receptors
HER2/neu (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2)
The Radiology Film Library at the facility where you had your breast
All breast imaging reports from the past three years (please fax).
Ship or hand-carry actual hard-copy images or CDs of:
breast imaging reports
The Medical Records department at the facility where you had your breast
biopsy and/or surgery; your primary care physician's office or your
referring doctor's office.
All relevant health and test reports
Recent health/physical report from your primary care physician
Physician progress notes
Operative/discharge notes from your doctor after biopsy or surgery
Recent blood test reports
Written reports: X-rays, scans, ultrasounds
Radiation therapy reports (inc. site, dosage)
Chemotherapy flow sheets (inc. dates, dosage, blood counts.
Your primary care physician or referring doctor.
A faxed referral authorizing at least three visits that is valid for one
Appointments in our Multidisciplinary Clinic
need a referral for each physician:
We will provide our National Provider Identifier (NPI) when you schedule