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Shelly Lindner
mBank Selects Lindner
As Branch Manager in
NIAGARA, Wis. — Shelly Lindner has been named the new branch man- ager for mBank at 900 Roosevelt Road in Niagara.
Lindner is a University of Wisconsin Green Bay graduate with a degree in business administration. She also graduated from the Wisconsin Banker’s Association Consumer Credit School and brings more than 24 years of banking experience to her new role at mBank.
“I’m excited to be a part of a compa- ny that has such a strong emphasis on community involvement and giving back,” Lindner said.
“Shelly brings a great deal of knowl- edge and experience to the table,” said Chelsea Brandt, mBank assistant vice president district manager.
In addition to her role with mBank, Lindner volunteers as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce.
Headquartered in Manistique, mBank serves Michigan and northern Wisconsin with 29 branch locations.
UPHS-Portage Is Home
to 3D Mamogram
While most people are aware of breast cancer, not everyone is aware of how it is diagnosed and treated. Fewer people still are aware of what breast cancer means for residents of Houghton County.
Dealing with breast cancer begins with the tests that diagnose it. That test is often a mammogram, according to Lynn LaTendresse. LaTendresse is the lead mammogram technologist at UP Health System – Portage. She manages the team that performs the
2500 mam- mograms done at Portage in a year and is responsible for making sure that the machines are
running properly.
Each mammogram consists of two
images of each breast, taken while the patient stands against the mammogra- phy machine.
“We do use compression because it helps to spread out that denser tissue and provide a clearer image,” said LaTandresse. “I always tell the patients that I’ll try to work with them. You don’t want the experience to be so uncomfortable that they don’t want to return because it is such an important test.”
The good news is that mammograms have come a long way in recent years, reducing call-backs and increasing early detection.
“3D mammography is the newest technology. It’s able to see through dense breast tissue,” said LaTandresse.
With older technology, dense breast tissue could make the mammogram difficult to read – or worse – create a false positive.
“3D mammography creates images that our radiologists can sort of page through,” she said. “It’s very benefi- cial for early-stage breast cancer diag- nosis.”
Like all diagnostic imaging, mam- mograms need to be ordered by a physician – they cannot be requested by an individual. It is recommended that women over 40 schedule a mam- mogram once per year for early detec- tion. That is particularly the case for women who have had breast cancer in the past and women who have rela- tives that have had breast cancer.
So what happens if a mammogram does detect something? Even with 3D mammography, other tests are required to confirm the results. Possible subsequent tests include ultrasound, MRI, and potentially even a biopsy – a test in which tissue is removed to test it for cancerous cells. If a biopsy comes back positive for cancer, it is time to start working with a doctor.
Dr. Lloyd Geddes is a cancer care expert at UPHS – Portage.
Mark Panetta, MD Achieves Ceritification In Emergency Medicine
Mark Panetta, MD Achieves Board
Certification in Emergency Medicine Sault Ste. Marie, MI Mark Panetta, MD, has successfully fulfilled the cer- tification requirements of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and is declared a diplomate of this medical specialty board. To attain certification, this physician completed medical school as well as a three-year residency train- ing program in Emergency Medicine. This was followed by successful com- pletion of a multiple choice examina- tion that covers the breadth of Emergency Medicine, and an oral examination. Certification is for a period of ten years.
Dr. Panetta attended medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his resi- dency training in emergency medicine at Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Medical association. He lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children.
Now that he is certified, Dr. Panetta is enrolled in the ABEM Maintenance of Certification (ABEM MOC) Program, which requires continuous learning in the field of Emergency Medicine in order to maintain certifi- cation. ABEM MOC consists of activities that will assist its certified physicians to keep current in medical research, provide opportunities for practice improvement, and support appropriate communication and pro- fessionalism with patients.
Additional information about ABEM, its examinations, and activities is available on the Board’s website at
Mark Panetta, MD
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