Quickly, breast health became a central focus for Dr. Brackett and today, at age 59, the married father of three children has helped countless women confront – and beat – a cancer diagnosis. He takes his role as a surgeon at Tidelands Health Breast Center, the region’s only surgical practice dedicated solely to breast health, extremely seriously.
“I always thought it was such a huge responsibility to operate on a human being,” Dr. Brackett says. “To have that opportunity, if someone trusts you to do that, it was a big deal. I still think it is.”
In addition to the care he provides directly to his patients, however, he also helps guide the overall direction of the health system’s breast health program. Dr. Brackett not only serves as medical director of the program but is also co-chair of the Tidelands Health breast program leadership group, which sets the health system’s standards of breast care based on national standards.