Patient Navigator Program


SimonMed Imaging’s Patient Navigator Program

Together we can do this.

Our Breast Patient Navigators will be with you every step of the way. We coordinate care, advocate on your behalf, help solve everyday problems and more. It’s an integrated approach to recovery.


Our service offers a number of benefits:
Enhanced communication in the system and between providers, Assistance in connecting you with appropriate specialists, specialty services and resources, Emotional support, Eliminating barriers to access, Scheduling appointments, and Organization of records and paperwork.

We work on your behalf in many important ways:
Facilitating communication with your medical team, Delegating stressful and time-consuming administrative tasks, Overseeing seamless and efficient care, Eliminating the anxiety of deciphering complicated health care delivery systems, and Providing education on cancer and cancer risks.

Valerie Ringnes BA, RT (R) (M), CN-BI

Valerie is a Registered Radiographer & Mammographer with 35 years’ experience. She took her Radiologic Technologist training at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital School of Radiologic Technology in Knoxville, TN, graduating in 1984. She came to Arizona with her husband in 1987 and they have 3 children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Heath Care Management from Ottawa University in 2012 and is Certified by the National Consortium of Breast Centers as a Breast Patient Navigator. Valerie is a breast cancer survivor.

Valerie wants you to know, “Breast cancer can make a person feel overwhelmed, frightened, even lost. I do everything possible to assure them that these feelings are temporary, and to make the experience just a little bit easier. There’s nothing I treasure more than reaching out to someone who is scared and going through a traumatic time, and helping them get to the other side.”

American College of Radiology

Why Choose Us

SimonMed Imaging and its affiliates have been serving the community for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide best-in class affordable care through the use of advanced technology. We have patient-focused staff and highly trained medical professionals.

SimonMed has over 160 convenient locations across 11 states and provides late night and weekend appointments to accommodate patients.

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