Dr. Patricia Clark, MD

Dr. Patricia Clark, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Patricia Clark, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1998 and specializes in breast surgical oncology, oncology, and more.Read her story

8880 E Desert Cove Ave

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact Information

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  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
more than 84% of peers
more than 37% of peers
Breast Surgical Procedure
more than 35% of peers

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Dr. Clark's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Clark "Dr. Clark joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers in July 2016. Dr Patricia Lynn Clark is a board certified general surgeon with a passion for treating breast cancer and for using oncoplastic surgery to improve outcomes. Additional plastic surgery training led her to become nationally recognized as a teacher of oncoplastic surgery at national and international conferences. These techniques reduce the need for mastectomy in patients with complex breast disease and they minimize deformity. Dr Clark's surgical career began in East St Louis, Illinois as a trauma surgeon. While treating gunshot wounds and managing critically ill patients in the ICU, she also utilized her plastic surgery training by performing breast reductions and oncoplastic surgery for her breast patients. She moved on to the Chicago area to further advance her interest in treatment of breast cancer surgery alongside her general surgery practice that was focused on minimally invasive surgery. She now practices breast surgery full time and is committed to developing comprehensive treatment teams individualized to each patient's unique needs. Dr. Clark's previous administrative roles include Chairman of Surgery Departments, Cancer Liaison Physician for the American College of Surgeons, and she has served on the Cancer Committee of several hospitals. She is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the National Consortium of Breast Centers and the American Society of Breast Disease."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Clark "Individualized treatment planning, utilization of advanced techniques, commitment to multidisciplinary care, and respect for patient choice."

7  Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

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49  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Clark has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Clark's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Clark to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Clark's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Clark Says:

Press Ganey Top 1% nationally in patient satisfaction.


Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Clark scheduled me for the same day as a last minute patient right after my unscheduled mammogram. She did the biopsy the same day. She always answered any questions very knowledgeably and seemed up to date on any new information and studies.
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Not a woman's advocate, just a surgeon. Overscheduled, untrained staff, unorganized.
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Very knowledgable, seen me same day, same day biopsy, surgery within 1 week!
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