Dr. Susan Winchester, MD

Dr. Susan Winchester, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 68
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Dr. Susan Winchester, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

800 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 640

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Lump
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Winchester's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Winchester "It is our intent to "put the patient in the center of the page". We strive to provide a timely diagnosis using the least invasive technique -- often on the day of your 1st visit. We offer multiple biopsy methods directly in our office. It is important that our patients receive the most thorough and expeditious treatment while we recognize and attempt to alleviate their anxiety. Our entire care team goes the extra mile to ensure you receive the best care possible. Our patient navigator provides extensive support to all of our cancer patients -- guiding them through the path of their treatment and care. It is our belief that we are called to care for patients' body, mind, and spirit. We would be honored to care for you."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Tumor
  • Breast, Unilateral Giant
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma

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31  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Georgia Baptist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Brooklyn Caledonian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Winchester has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Winchester's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Winchester to family and friends
50 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Winchester's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr Winchester is the Best!!! She took care of me when I found out I had breast cancer a year ago this month. Did not waste time, got me in with test and help me make the best decisions for my situation. I'm so thankful for her and her staff! The are all amazing! I also really like her new partner...more
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I am 51 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2016 after having a normal mammogram the year before. The compassion and professionalism shown to me by Dr. Winchester and her entire staff was exceptional. Every question was answered. They knew I was afraid, uncertain, and...more
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I love Dr Winchester. She is very personable and compassionate. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer she sat down with my husband and me and thoroughly explain my options. She knew how frightened I was and calmed me and said we will get though this together. You would be fortunate to have her as...more
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I've been seeing Dr. Winchester since 2009. She is a warm, caring, and knowledgeable physician who I trust completely with my breast care! I have nothing but the utmost respect for her and everyone in her office. I can't say enough great things about this practice!
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I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July of 2016. My OBGYN recommended Dr. Winchester for a biopsy, after receiving the diagnosis we opted or a second opinion and gene test agreed to by Dr. Winchester. It was decided with our oncologist that my best treatment would be systemic chemo and then...more
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