How are Emergency Room wait times calculated? Our Emergency Department wait times, called “Door to Doctor” represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. The wait times displayed on this site are refreshed every 15 minutes. Many circumstances can affect wait times. Patients with life-threatening conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival. They may be subject to change without notice.
In trending pop culture news yesterday, Angelina Jolie Pitt's decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes due to heightened cancer risk has news outlets and social media buzzing.
Angelina has the mutation of a breast cancer gene which also increases the risk for ovarian cancer. Determining a hereditary or genetic cancer risk like this is one of the functions of a genetic counselor.
The Cancer Center at Harrington has recently added a genetic counselor to its staff. Asma Rashid is available for consultations with patients who feel they might fit a category of increased cancer risk.
Read Asma's blog below for a summary of genetic counseling. For additional information or to contact Asma, please call 508-765-2259. ...