Beth Baughman DuPree, MD, FACS, ABIHM
Dr. Beth DuPree strongly urges her patients to integrate healing therapies, whether it is through clinical psychological therapy, spiritual assistance, grief counseling, exercise programs, reflexology, nutritional counseling, Reiki, Yoga or massage. In fact, she is a Master-Level Reiki practitioner. Dr. DuPree [LD1] believes that “whatever it takes to help a person find healing and peace within should be an integral part of their treatment process.” Dr. DuPree serves as the Vice President of Holy Redeemer Health System’s Surgical Services, Integrative Medicine, Women’s Health and Employee Health, the Holy Redeemer Chairman of Surgery, and an Adjunct Assistant professor of Surgery at The University of Pennsylvania and actively participates in breast fellowship education and training. She is a board certified general surgeon specializing in Diseases of the Breast. She has also obtained dual board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
This energetic, witty mother of two sons has won numerous awards for her medical work as well as her humanitarian endeavors. Dr. DuPree’s skin-sparing mastectomies, performed in conjunction with plastic surgeon Robert Skalicky, D.O., were featured live on the Internet in October 1999, This Web cast and subsequent television documentary received a coveted Gracie Allen Award in New York City in April 2000. Additionally, Dr. DuPree was given the Clara Barton Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross for her ongoing contributions to the treatment of breast cancer in 2002, the Visions of Hope Award from Astra Zeneca in December 2002, the Northampton Township Citizen of the Month in February 2003, Women Pioneering the Future Award from the Pennsylvania Commission for Women in March 2003, the Bucks Women Fund Award in March 2007, the “Tristate Team Survivor” achievement award in October 2007 and boomer.com’s baby boomer of the month in January 2008. Dr. DuPree served as a member of the Public Relations Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) and was previously the Chairman of The Board of Advocates for the ASBS. In addition she serves on the advisory board for Breastcancer.org, and The Susan G. Komen Foundation Philadelphia.
Because of her strong dedication to patients with cancer, Dr. DuPree established a non-profit organization called The Healing Consciousness Foundation in 2007. The foundation funds holistic and wellness therapies for women and men living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Dr. DuPree, who received her medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1987, has written a book entitled “The Healing Consciousness: A Doctor’s Journey to Healing.” It is the true story of her journey as a surgeon who awakens to the healer that resides within her. The first edition was released in 2006, and in 2008, the second edition printing includes transcribed spiritual messages. Proceeds from the book are donated to The Healing Consciousness Foundation.
Dr. DuPree is a prominent keynote speaker at many national events, primarily addressing women’s health issues, breast cancer, healing and wellness. She is a frequent expert on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. She is often featured in live tele-surgeries and WebEx online video conferencing to educate physicians and healthcare professionals on state-of-the-art breast care issues. She travels throughout the United States training other physicians in breast ultrasound, women’s health and cancers in women hoping to promote a higher quality of care for all women and men requiring breast surgery.
Dr. DuPree worked tirelessly to develop and build the first comprehensive breast care hospital in the United States. It was located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and it became licensed in April 2007. She served as the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Comprehensive Breast Care Institute at DSI of Bucks County until its premature closure in February 2009. The vision of the facility was to bring together the latest in technology combined with the most effective healing modalities for patients and their families who are living with breast disease, and to provide these services in a welcoming and healing environment. Although the facility was unable to withstand the economic crisis, the patient care model is one that is widely sought after.
In December 2008, Dr. DuPree and her esteemed colleagues—cardiologist Dr. Deirdre Walsh and Ob-Gyn Dr. Amy Harvey—launched their weekly radio show, “The Medical View: East Meets West,” intended to educate, empower and enlighten their listeners about how Eastern modalities of healing integrated with the latest medical breakthroughs in Western technology can create a healthy balance of healing the body, mind and spirit. Previous shows are available on themedicalview.tv . A native of York, Pennsylvania, Dr. DuPree lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband Joe and their two sons. Dr. DuPree credits her accomplishments to her family’s constant support.
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Stacy Krisher, MD, FACS, ABIHM
Dr. Stacy Krisher returned to her hometown in August 2001, to begin a successful surgical practice. She provided a broad range of general surgical care, however, due to the growing need for advanced breast care in the Bucks County area, she decided to focus her expertise on diseases of the breast. She strives to provide the best, most advanced care for her patients in a timely and compassionate manner. The office contains all of the state-of-the-art equipment necessary to make that care possible while maintaining a comforting atmosphere and the staff focuses on providing a warm and supporting environment.
Dr. Krisher grew up in the Bucks County area and is a graduate of Council Rock High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University and a Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Maine Medical Center in 2001, after which she returned home to start her practice. She is board certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons. She is certified by The American Society of Breast Surgeons in Breast Ultrasound.
Along with a busy surgical practice, Dr. Krisher finds time to participate in several community service activities and works as a consultant for Ethicon Breast Care. She has had the honor of providing educational activities on breast care and breast disease to the public and is available for additional speaking engagements. More recently, she became involved with the Komen Breast Cancer 3-day walk. Both she and Dr. DuPree were active in providing medical services throughout the walk from 2005 through 2008 and had the honor of seeing many of their very own patients and friends participate in the walk. It was a heart moving experience and they look forward to continued involvement in future years.
Soon after moving back to Bucks County, Dr. Krisher met her husband Dominic. He is an art director for a medical communications firm and also performs freelance graphic design for various companies. He designed the cover of Dr. DuPree’s book and many other creative designs to showcase their practice. They became the proud parents to their twins Dominic and Eva in March 2008. They have an active family life and occasionally find some time to participate in their favorite hobbies, including gardening, hiking and skiing.
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Catherine D. Carruthers, MD, FACS, ABIHM
Dr. Catherine Carruthers joined the Comprehensive Breast Care Associates in August 2007, having completed her fellowship training in breast surgery. Dr. Carruthers’ completed her breast fellowship training from Bryn Mawr Medical Center. It was during her fellowship training that Dr. DuPree and Dr. Krisher recognized how tremendously gifted Catherine was as a surgeon. More importantly, they watched her demonstrate true compassion for the patients that she treated. Dr. Carruthers was an instant success in her new practice, and her reputation in the community has spread far and wide. As of November 2014, Dr. Carruthers now serves as the Medical Director of the Breast Health Program for Holy Redeemer Health System.
She is a graduate from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She then completed her five-year surgical residency in June 2006 from the Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Alabama. She knew coming out of her residency training that she wanted to devote her career to providing the best care possible for women and men on their journey through treatment of breast cancer.
Dr. Carruthers is loved by her colleagues and staff and is known for her dry sense of humor and infectious laugh. She is a phenomenal addition to the practice.
Her dedicated, compassionate care for patients and state-of-the-art training in breast care complements the Comprehensive Breast Care Surgeons team.
She is a dedicated wife and mother of a beautiful daughter and two sons.
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