Dr. Spencer Shao, MD

Dr. Spencer Shao, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 57

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Dr. Spencer Shao, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Portland, OR. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shao to book an appointment.

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Compass Oncology - Rose Quarter

Office Hours

265 N BROADWAY Portland, OR 97227

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Mon

8 am
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5 pm

Tue

8 am
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5 pm

Wed

8 am
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Thu

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Compass Oncology - Rose Quarter

Compass Oncology - Rose Quarter265 N BROADWAY Portland, OR 97227
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Shao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shao

4.5

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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He is very knowledgeable and I strongly feel that he has my best interest when making health decisions. I am very comfortable with his recommendations and he is personable. He doesn't put on airs because he is a doctor which is refreshing. He is simply the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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LORENE NOWLING – Nov 13, 2021
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Dr Shao is a great, caring physician
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sue Johnson – Oct 13, 2021
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Yes. Dr. Shao is thorough, very communicative and helpful. He is always ready to help and encourage us. Very grateful for Dr. Shao.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ann W. Cavanaugh – Sep 22, 2021
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Visit went smoothly, Dr Shao answered all my questions and provided good suggestions and guidance to manage my condition.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kay McIntosh-Moritz – Aug 09, 2021
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These folks are incompetent. They have destroyed all of my veins in both arms. They usually miss. Incompetent morons. Do NOT visit these clowns. They claim to be Oncologists, but I have gotten better service at a Blood Bank. Go elsewhere. These morons just want you money... Well, you insurance money. They figure that you are gonna die soon anyway... Just grab the cash while it is available.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Arthur – Aug 07, 2021
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Dr. Shao has been absolutely wonderful to work with!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Jul 07, 2021
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No. I will never recommend this Dr to anyone I know. I do not trust what he has to say and I was very unhappy after my visit. If I had to give this doctor a star rating it would be a minus 10
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I have been very satisfied with Dr. Shao's knowledge and treatment of my liver cancer. Would highly recommend to any cancer patients wanting knowledgeable and expert care.
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Patrick N. Jannsen – Jun 30, 2021
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I have reached 90 years of age due to the great care I have received. Think that says it all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Crislip – Jun 03, 2021
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Dr. Spencer Shao has been my hematologist since 2003. My journey has been up and down and Dr. Shao has always kept me informed of new treatments for which have been approved over the years. He is kind, respectful, honest (good or bad), and takes the time that I need. I would highly recommend his service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Freda W – May 04, 2021
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Dr. Spencer Shao is an excellent oncologist who I deeply appreciate for effectively treating my Stage IV breast cancer for the past 15 years. His kindness, intelligence and communication is exemplary. From the moment he explained the metastatic condition of my disease to the present day he has been a terrific guide. I recommend his care to others wholeheartedly and will be forever grateful for his wonderful care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 05, 2021
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excellent thoughtful medical advice, care and guidance. Conservative approach to dealing with cancer. that is, no shortcuts or assumptions about progression.
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Ivan Gold – Feb 27, 2021
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Doctor Shao is always kind, pleasant, and attentive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Ali Salem – Feb 19, 2021
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Dr. Shao really cares about me. He takes the time to explain medical words and concepts in terms that I can understand. Dr. Shao is very easy to talk. I really respect his thorough and analytic approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sam Boucot – Feb 19, 2021
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In December of 2019 I visited this doctor as a followup to cancer I had 6 years ago. He told me that everything was still okay............That's it.
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Robert Ladarre – Feb 17, 2021
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Dr. Shao is an EXCELLENT CARING DR. he listens and is so very easy to talk to about your concerns etc I would recommend Dr. Shao to all family and friends for their care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jean Alderson – Feb 16, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. Shao by my PCP to investigate a matter. I like that Dr. Shao is straightforward about what is or is not important to pursue and spend money to investigate. He has been very helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Hedy Wells – Feb 16, 2021
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Very professional and informative.
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Mark P Pinkerton – Jan 13, 2021
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I greatly appreciate Dr. Shao’s proactive approach to determining what was going on with my body. He is very persistent and didn’t give up until he arrived at an accurate assessment of some suspicious areas visible in a ct scan. Dr. Shao communicates and shares information in a clear and direct manner. He is personable and answered all of my numerous questions. Dr. Shao has also implemented a continuing care plan for me. I can only give my highest recommendation for Dr. Shao as a caring and talented healthcare provider.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gordon H. – Jan 13, 2021
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Yes. Dr. Shao is through and explains his analysis to you in a pleasant manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Secondary Malignancies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shao treats Secondary Malignancies more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Shao treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Oral Cancer Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shao performs Oral Cancer Screening more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Shao performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Cancer Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shao performs Cancer Screening more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Shao performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Shao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Immunization
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Shao is a medical oncologist with subspecialtyexpertise in gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and headand neck cancers. He credits two exceptional womenas...Read more

Biography

Dr. Shao is a medical oncologist with subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and head and neck cancers. He credits two exceptional...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

University of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (503) 908-9006.

Does Dr. Spencer Shao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Spencer Shao, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Spencer Shao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shao frequently treats Secondary Malignancies, Oral Cancer Screening, and Cancer Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shao treats.

Where is Dr. Spencer Shao, MD's office located?

Dr. Shao's office is located at 265 N BROADWAY, Portland, OR 97227. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Spencer Shao, MD speak?

Dr. Shao speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.