Women’s Health Luncheon

Women's Health Lunchtime Speaker Series

Women’s health, a topic that is usually not discussed unless necessary, because our focus is usually on others. Unfortunately, to many of us ignore obvious signs and symptoms that could be preventative and in some cases life saving. We will welcome special guest speakers Judy Buchanan, a Medical Reiki Master, Reiki Teacher and Resiliency Coach here in Frederick, as well as Dr. Christine Harris, a Breast Surgeon, here in Frederick, at Monocacy Health Partners Center for Breast Care. During this special health panel discussion, you will learn how chronic stress affects the body, both mentally and physically, and the signs and symptoms to never ignore. Hear about mind, spirit, holistic, traditional and innovative techniques available to promote healing, balance, and prevention. You will learn how being aware and doing self-care are critical elements to living a long, happy and healthy life.

Learn more about our panelist for this luncheon:

Judy Buchanan


Judy is a Medical Reiki Master, Reiki Teacher and Resiliency Coach. Her passion is to empower women to safely release trauma, anxiety, grief and pain so they can feel better and thrive. She has been a student of holistic therapies for more than a decade and believes education is a fundamental means to empowering others. The first 20 years of her career Judy spent in the Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer. She has bachelor’s in social work and a master’s in business administration. Illness and pain in her thirties lead her to explore many holistic healing practices. Once she found Reiki, she knew immediately that she needed to learn Reiki and share this amazing therapy with others. Judy provides Reiki treatments, Reiki training, retreat support and building resilience lectures throughout our community.

Dr. Christine Harris


Monocacy Health Partners Center for Breast Care—a local leader in providing total care, not just for the breast cancer patient under active treatment, but for women who’ve completed treatment and those at high risk for developing breast cancer.

Dr. Christine Harris is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon specializing in nipple-sparing mastectomies and a unique kind of reconstructive breast surgery that removes the cancer while also preserving and rebuilding the breast for a natural look.

“During my training, which includes a breast surgery fellowship in Annapolis, I focused on all aspects of the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer patients,” says Dr. Harris. “I hope to bring continued, excellent care for our breast cancer and benign breast disease patients to Frederick and the surrounding area.”

A native of Maryland, Dr. Harris returns to the state after years of training in Virginia, where she completed her general surgery residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and performed her preliminary general surgery internship at the University of Virginia. She earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and Society of Surgical Oncology.

In addition to her extensive training, Dr. Harris specializes in multiple forms of breast care and surgery, including:

  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Hidden scar breast surgery
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Partial breast radiation
  • Prophylactic mastectomy
  • Sentinel node biopsy

Under the care of fellowship-trained breast surgeons Dr. Susan Bahl and Dr. Harris, the Center for Breast Care is the only practice in the area that enables women who undergo mastectomies to opt for immediate breast reconstruction. Many centers are unable to offer this option, but the Center for Breast Care does.

Working closely with the community’s most respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon, the Center’s breast surgeons can offer a single stage solution, when appropriate. This is just one more way that the Center addresses all of their patients’ needs.

To learn more about the surgical and non-surgical options available to patients at the Center for Breast Care, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.fmh.org/cancercare or call 301-418-6611. 

Please note: Cancellations after the Tuesday at midnight (week of the meeting) deadline and no-shows on the day of the meeting are not refundable. 

Event Details

June 13, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Dutch’s Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703

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