Dr. Spencer Shao, MD

Medical Oncology •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Shao
Accepting new patients

Compass Oncology

265 N BROADWAY Portland, OR 97227

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(503) 280-1223

Dr. Spencer Shao, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shao has more experience with Pancreatic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Duke U, School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and OHSU Hospital - Marquam Hill Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shao to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shao

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Pancreatic Oncology

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Shao typically treats 51% more often than similar doctors

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Dr. Shao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Shao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Health Select
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
LifeWise
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Medicaid of Oregon
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Private HealthCare Systems
Providence Health Plans
Preferred PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Shao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shao

4.5

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
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1 Star
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Do not recommend him. Terrible bed side manners. Short on time every time, just a number to him. Also, prescribed treatment with minimal checks to the point we switched to another clinic where things changed dramatically for the better. My brother was on his death bed with month to live and declining when we switched. The treatment he was on was doing him more harm than good. Luckily we got out of there in time, he was monitored weekly for a year at other place, Providence to be exact. He has been better and has enjoyed a quality of life for past year and a half that he did not think he would have. Please... Get second opinions... your life depends on it! Ps. I had written a review before and it makes me sad that it is not here still. I think people have the right to know what the past patients think.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Marie – Jul 16, 2020
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We had a very good experience during Chemo and radiation therapy. Left after to do the required surgery. The main reason was the poor communication with Dr Shao. It was always like he was short of time to answer questions and wanted to move on to the next patient. We had questions that never got answered and in the new location the exact opposite happened with all the time we needed and then some.
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John Goddard – Mar 02, 2020
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Love this man. He saved my life. Wonderful doctor. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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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Eileen Strain – Aug 03, 2019
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Compass Oncology is A+! Their new West location is wonderful! Dr. Shao always gets an A+ from me!
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Dr. Shao is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. I trust him completely. I do wish he would sometimes explain more fully what he is thinking and what options there might be, but overall I recommend him highly.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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
1992
Duke U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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Locations

Compass Oncology

Compass Oncology Rose Quarter265 N BROADWAY Portland, OR 97227
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  • Hours
    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

OHSU Hospital - Marquam Hill Campus

Portland, OR

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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