Dr. Heather Allen is a medical oncologist at Comprehensives Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She actively participates in clinical research and was instrumental in establishing a research affiliation between CCCN and UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Allen has been practicing in Las Vegas since completing her medical training in 1981. She is a past President of the Clark County Medical Society and Nevada State Medical Association and past Chairman of the Board of Blood Systems Incorporated. Dr. Allen also helped establish the Sunrise Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Allen cares for her patients in two ways. First, through a multidisciplinary treatment approach, which she believes is essential because treatment planning involves many other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of the research team, counselors, etc. Second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case as well as the needs of the patient. She believes that it's important that her patients are well cared for and also feel well cared for. Dr. Allen has received numerous awards including "Top Doctors" by Desert Companion, Las Vegas Life, Vegas Seven, Vegas Inc., "Medical Marvels" and "Healthcare Heroes" by Nevada Business magazine, and "Local Ladies" by Las Vegas Woman Magazine. In 2012, she received the Senoras of Excellence award from the Latin Chamber of Commerce for her contribution to the community's enrichment. Dr. Allen also received the 2013 ATHENA International Leadership Award by the Women's Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the hall of fame in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University and received her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Allen completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Allen is married and has one daughter who works as a chemical engineer. Her motto is that in this country it doesn't matter where you came from, it matters where you are going.
I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of our research team, counselors, etc. And second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case and the needs of that patient. It?s important that my patients are well cared and also feel well cared for.
Dr. Allen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Medical Oncology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Dr. Allen does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Allen's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Breast Cancer Treatment
Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1976
University Of Utah
Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
University Of Utah
Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
University Of Arizona
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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