Dr. Richard Penson, MD

Dr. Richard Penson, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Penson, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

55 Fruit St # 9E

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 724-4800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Penson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fallopian Tube Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ovarian Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers
Uterine Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Penson does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • St Bartholomew's Hospmedcollegeuniv Of London
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Penson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Penson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French Creole

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Penson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penson to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Penson'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Cambridge, MA |
I started seeing Penson 3 years ago for ovarian cancer treatment. I had been at Dana Farber, and they gave me little hope of finding a clinical trial. Penson got me on one and I couldn’t feel more grateful. He’s a delightful, brilliant doctor.
in Braintree, MA |
I was gob smacked with getting a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in Oct. of 2014. A close friend has had experience with Dr. Penson re: her mother and she called him. Immediately I was brought to MGH at his request and I have never looked back. His manner and kindness combined with his expressing, in words I would understand, what my disease was and what steps needed to be taken from that point on. His side-kick in my journey was Dr. Rachel Clark, an amazing woman and surgeon. Loving Life x o
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Penson accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Penson has admitting privileges

Martha's Vineyard Hospital
1 Hospital Road
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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