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About Dr. Richard T Penson

Dr. Richard T Penson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology & Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Penson has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard T Penson is Excellent. Dr. Richard T Penson has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard T Penson is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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Specialties

Dr. Richard T Penson has the following 2 specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Lung Cancer
  • Female Genital Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Local Neoplasm Recurrence
  • Epidemiology
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
  • Lymphoma
  • Blood Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Abdominal Cavity Cancer (Peritoneal Neoplasm)
  • Myeloma
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Leukemia

Reviews

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A great oncologist

Dr. Penson is a great doctor.He is a very smart, caring person.I would highly recommend Dr.Penson to anyone looking for the best professional care with a personal touch.

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A great doctor
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Five Stars

Met with Dr. Penson in regards to my mother's treatment-she was at ease and felt an immediate confidence in his abilities AND, more important, felt he was going to do everything in his power to get her through the cancer. He spent a lot of time with her and then separately with us. We all agreed, he is exceptionally bright, up to date and didn't, at any time "dumb it down" for us but made sure we understood what he was communicating. He is very thorough and goes over each part of the treatment. I, nor did my family, much care for his nurse who came in to give some additional info prior to going down to the chemo center. Everyone else was wonderful.

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Five Stars
Easy Appointment
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Five Stars
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Charing Cross & Westminster Medical Schools

    Graduated in 1987

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard T Penson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA
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