Issue No. 15
April 2015

Three Strategies for Cancer Prevention 

By current cancer statistics, one in two men and one in three women can expect to receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. While this might cause some to adopt a fatalistic outlook, it is stated here to inspire you to utilize evidence-based strategies to reduce your individual risk of cancer.


Read more about watching your weight, staying active, and eating well to prevent your risk of cancer...


If you would like to learn more about cancer prevention, treatment, or survivorship, visit the Bon Secours Cancer Institute to learn how our expert care team members combine the science to cure with the art of compassion.     



Medical Oncology, Cancer Survivorship

Bon Secours Virginia Health System


Alcohol Awareness 


Drinking too much alcohol increases risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Bon Secours Richmond Health System encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.


In Virginia alone, there have been over 8,000 alcohol-related accidents within the past year. To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Bon Secours is joining other organizations across the country to recognize Alcohol Awareness Month.


Learn more about strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking...


If you are concerned about your own drinking or someone else's, seek help. Local organizations committed to reducing alcohol dependency include Alcoholics Anonymous, Substance Abuse & Addition Recovery Alliance of Virginia, and The McShin Foundation.  


Contact 804-359-WELL [9355] or to learn how Bon Secours can provide behavioral health, cancer, and liver disease services to support you and loved ones on your journey to restore your health from alcohol dependency.  


Source: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.




New Service Spotlight: Bon Secours FastCare


Bon Secours has moved into your local grocery store! Our first convenient care clinic, Bon Secours FastCare, is open in Midlothian. This clinic can treat your common ailments, such as sprains, flu, or strep throat, in addition to offering physicals, vaccinations, basic labs, and a variety of other tests and services. This accessible clinic is a convenient and affordable option to urgent care and emergency rooms. 

The first FastCare is located in the Martin's at Charter Colony shopping center in Midlothian. It is staffed by Philip Masterson, Nurse Practitioner, who received his Bachelor of Science in Health Fitness from East Carolina University and both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his practice doctorate as a Nurse Practitioner from George Mason University. Mr. Masterson is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He is also a Certified Health Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine.

The clinic is open convenient hours Monday through Friday, and patients are seen by walk-in appointment. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, and you may be subject to a co-payment. An affordable rate also welcomes self-pay patients.  Stop by for your convenient care today! And stay tuned for additional locations in other accessible Richmond locations!


Learn more about Bon Secours FastCare services... 


200 Charter Colony Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23114
Phone: 804-325-8888




Exercise Video

Inspire FT1 Functional Trainer Total Body Workout with Dr. Paul Kennedy
Inspire FT1 Functional Trainer Total Body Workout with Dr. Paul Kennedy


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Provider Spotlight


Sarah Hubbard, PA-C

Liver Institute of Virginia

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

5855 Bremo Road

MOB North, Suite 509

Richmond, VA 23226




Sarah Hubbard, PA-C, received her Bachelor of Medical Science and Physician Assistant degree from Saint Louis University. She also completed a fellowship for advanced training in the care of liver disease for PAs.  


Clinical Experience: 

Sarah Hubbard, PA-C, has 15 years of experience in the management of chronic liver disease. Most of her career has been in academic medical centers where she has been involved in clinical research trials and the education of training physicians and nursing staff. She has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally and serves on a number of industry advisory boards. Ms. Hubbard is an active member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.


What do you enjoy most about being a liver specialist?

I find that working in liver disease allows me an opportunity to subspecialize, but at the same time, requires a broad grounding in medicine due to the many functional roles of the liver. The past few years have been an exciting time in the development of curative therapies for chronic hepatitis C that are much easier for patients to tolerate than anything we have previously been able to offer our patients. Guiding patients through a successful course of treatment after dealing with a long-standing viral infection has been incredibly rewarding.


Why did you choose Bon Secours Health System?

I chose to join Bon Secours Health System because of the emphasis on patient care. I have found that everyone within the organization has been focused on putting the goal of improved patient experience first, and that the support that's given for providers to achieve that goal is exceptional.


What do you enjoy outside of your work?

I enjoy time with my family, travel, gardening, reading, and painting.


Spicy Garlic Broccolini



▪ 1-1/4 pounds broccolini or broccoli rabe trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 10 cups)

▪ 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

▪ 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced

▪ 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

▪ 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

▪ Salt and pepper to taste



Cook broccolini in boiling water for 2 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic to pan; saute until tender, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli rabe and salt to pan, and cook for 2 minutes or until heated, stirring frequently.


Nutrition Information

(per 1 cup serving)

calories: 80 


Provided by our sponsor: 

American Family Fitness


Stay Active: 
Check out these fun upcoming events!

Brain Aneurysm, Stroke and AVM Support Group

April 14th from 7-8:30 pm

St. Mary's Hospital

5801 Bremo Rd., Room 156

Richmond, VA 23226

If you or someone you love has been affected by an aneurysm, stroke or an AVM, join us on the second Tuesday of each month as we come together to support one another and share our stories. Sponsored by The Joe Niekro Foundation

Learn more


Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace

April 18th from 11 am-12:30 pm

Start: Chimborazo Park

2900 E Grace St

Richmond, VA 23223

In an effort to foster sustainability in the community, EarthCraft Virginia will host its third annual Richmond Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace. This run will take you through some of loveliest areas our city has to offer.


Tent to Trail Relay

April 17-18, 2015

Pocahontas State Park

10301 State Park Road

Chesterfield, VA 23832

Assemble a team of your best running buddies, get your camping gear ready, and prepare to conquer the trails in the area's best urban wilderness at the inaugural Pocahontas Tent to Trail Relay! Teams of eight runners will have each team member run three selected trails during the relay at Pocahontas State Park. Each team member will run approximately 17 miles while the entire team will run approximately 136 miles over 18-30 hours depending on your team's speed.

Register here

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