‘Start With The Y’ Breakfast Series Begins On Sept. 14

The first breakfast in the YWCA of Palm Beach County’s “Start with the Y” series of four events focusing on women’s health issues will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel (1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach). Registration begins promptly at 7:30 a.m., and the program starts at 8 a.m.

The scheduled speaker is Dr. Melanie Bone, whose talk is titled “After Breast Cancer: My Survivorship Rollercoaster.”

Bone is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed a residency at George Washington University Hospital. She now resides in South Florida with her husband and four children.

Bone is a national speaker about hereditary cancer syndromes and writes a health column for The Palm Beach Post. She actively practices gynecologic surgery, with demonstrated expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, menopause, cancer risk assessment, solutions and support.

Bone prides herself on combining a down-to-earth bedside manner with cutting-edge clinical skills. She believes that listening well to patients is the key to making a good diagnosis, and that best outcomes are obtained by applying a common-sense approach to each woman’s problem.

Bone embraces integrative medicine, often using both traditional and nontraditional solutions to treat women’s gynecologic issues. She is affable, available, approachable, and able — what she calls the four As of an excellent doctor.

Tickets to the breakfast are $35 per person and $350 for a table of 10. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (561) 640-0050, ext. 134, or visit www.ywcapbc.org and select “Events.”

ABOVE: Dr. Melanie Bone