We found 4 oncologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity near Nashua, NH.

Dr. John Orland Schorge, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
10 Prospect Street; Suite 402
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. John Schorge works as a gynecologic oncologist. In Dr. Schorge's practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian cancer surgery and robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Schorge's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and the University of Michigan Honors Program, 1985-1989.. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Elliot Health System (EHS), Foundation Medical Partners, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schorge is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Marcia J Browne, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
10 Prospect Street; Suite 202
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Marcia Browne is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Browne's professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners and Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Browne attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Browne include: Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition Outstanding Physician of the Year; Hinton Award Outstanding Resident, .; and Merit Award, National Cancer Institute, NIH. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
8 Prospect Street
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Michele Gadd's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Gadd's areas of expertise include breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. She is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Gadd has received professional recognition including the following: Ma Dept Of Public Health Grant For Breast Cancer.; American Cancer Society Career Development Award; and To Study Breast Cancer.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gadd's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Rachel Marie Clark, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
10 Prospect Street; Suite 402
Nashua, NH
 

Dr. Rachel Clark's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Clark has indicated that her clinical interests include pelvic reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and ovarian cancer surgery. Her professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Clark graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.