Caroline Peterson, DO is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Peterson has been in private practice in Dayton, Ohio for over 25 years. Dr. Peterson also serves as the Director of Cancer Screening and Prevention for Kettering Health Network and as the Medical Supervisor of Kettering’s Cancer Genetics Program, where she has implemented her Cancer Risk Assessment and Cancer Prevention Program. This initiative determines which patients and their family members, in our communities are at risk for Hereditary and Familial Cancers. The program compasses Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling and Testing, an Increased Surveillance Program, Prophylactic Surgery, Risk Reducing Medication and Information on Lifestyle Changes.
Dr. Peterson is currently assisting other Hospital Systems to institute this evidenced based, quality program and recently helped develop the first integration in the country with Epic and a Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, so that other healthcare Providers have the opportunity to offer the same quality of care and prevention to their patients.
Dr. Peterson received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Abilene Christian University, in Texas and graduated from Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She also received first place Nationally in the Resident’s Thesis Award competition for her work in developing advanced techniques in laparoscopic assistant vaginal hysterectomy. Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the “Integrating Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment Into Your Practice,” University of Chicago’s Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics Conference Dr. Peterson is a graduate and an ongoing member of the City of Hope’s Intensive Genomics Cancer Assessment Program.
Raenell Poynter is a certified family nurse practitioner with over 23 years of experience. During this 23 years, she has been treating acute and chronic illnesses in individuals of all ages and has a special interest in well care and prevention.
Raenell’s interest in preventative care evoked a passion for cancer prevention where she begin to initiate cancer prevention histories, exams, diagnostics and treatment plans while in the family practice setting. This led to the progression of her full-time practice to focus on cancer prevention with the utilization of Precision Medicine to Predict, Preempt and Prevent Cancer. Raenell continues to bring updates and innovation to Kettering’s Cancer Prevention Program by improving on the software integration for Risk Assessment, by adding NCCN Clinical Updates and by introducing RNA Testing to our multigene DNA Panel.
Raenell graduated from the University of Toledo with a BSN and worked as a registered nurse before graduating from Wright State University with an MS, a specialist as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Raenell is one of an elite group of practitioners recently accepted into the Intensive Genomics Cancer Assessment Program, at the City of Hope.
Sarah King, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC, is a certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years experience in caring for women. She is devoted to delivering compassionate, individualized care to patients across their lifespan with a focus on prevention.
Sarah has 8 years of experience in the ever expanding field of Genetic Testing through Next Generation sequencing and the genes associated with the eight hereditary cancers, including Breast, Ovarian, Colon, Uterine, Pancreatic, Gastric, Melanoma and Prostate Cancer. She serves as a Myriad and Ambry Genetics educational speaker to increase awareness and clinical compliance of Healthcare Providers regarding the National Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Genetic testing for hereditary cancers. She also assisted Dr. Peterson in the Epic software integration with a Cancer Risk Assessment Tool.
Sarah received her Masters of Science degree in Women’s Health from the University of Cincinnati and her Registered Nursing degree from Edison. She is a graduate of the Comprehensive Genetic Risk Assessment in Women’s Health Course, Salt Lake Utah, a graduate of the “Integrating Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment Into Your Practice,” University of Chicago’s Clinical Cancer Genetics and Genomics Conference. She is also a graduate of the City of Hope’s Intensive Genomics Cancer Assessment Program. She has been published at the University of South Alabama for her collaboration and research on Osteoporosis.