Dr. Catherine Tucker, MD

Dr. Catherine Tucker, MD

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General Surgery | Female | 61 years old

I am a dedicated breast surgeon, board certified in General Surgery, specializing in breast care for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. My staff and I strive to ensure a comfortable, caring environment in which the patient and family fully understand her/his condition and treatment options. All are completely involved in decision making. We strive to provide excellent, seemless care in a supportive environment, full knowledge and complete support to every patient we see and always provide ample time for questions.Read more

Hallmark Health System - Comprehensive Breast Center
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I am a dedicated breast surgeon, board certified in General Surgery, specializing in breast care for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. My staff and I strive to ensure a comfortable, caring environment in which the patient and family fully understand her/his condition and treatment options. All are completely involved in decision making. We strive to provide excellent, seemless care in a supportive environment, full knowledge and complete support to every patient we see and always provide ample time for questions.Read more

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Dr. Tucker's Reviews

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4.8
based on 22 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Tucker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Salem, MA |
Dr. Tucker is a rare blend of exceptional competence, compassion and kindness. She brings tremendous skill, technical expertise,and perspective to her work and puts people at ease during a very tough time. I recommend her without reservation or hesitation and feel very grateful that she is practicing in the Boston area.
in Malden, MA |
She is awesome! Very caring. Would definitely recommend
in Malden, MA |
Dr. Tucker is one of the most compassionate people I know. She listens and talks to you. explains everything. i would highly recommend her to everyone I know.
in Melrose, MA |
Dr Tucker spent a lot of time with both my husband and me. She was genuinely concerned, informative and quick to make things happen and very easy to talk with. She is real and understands women and how to put us at ease.
in Belmont, MA |
Dr. Tucker is fabulously compassionate, caring, a true listener, full of hope and faith, and will reassure you in every way you are in literal good hands. Her NPs Vicki and Sally are sunshine smiles and calming/reassuring you in any scenario. She is absolutely wonderful.
because she makes you feel comfortable and is a very down to earth person.but also very experienced in her field.she explains in detail what you want to know about your situation.I think she is a wonderful doctor.
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Dr. Tucker's Care Philosophy

I am a dedicated breast surgeon, board certified in General Surgery, specializing in breast care for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. My staff and I strive to ensure a comfortable, caring environment in which the patient and family fully understand her/his condition and treatment options. All are completely involved in decision making. We strive to provide excellent, seemless care in a supportive environment, full knowledge and complete support to every patient we see and always provide ample time for questions.

Dr. Tucker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Uterine Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Tufts New England Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Faulkner Breast Center/Dana Farber Cancer Institure

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Ultrasound, Breast