Top 25 physician groups by ovarian cancer diagnoses
Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that affects millions of women worldwide. It’s the leading cause of death in women with gynecological cancers and the fifth most frequent cause of death in women in general.
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells in the ovaries — the female reproductive organs responsible for producing eggs — start to multiply out of control. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for improving a woman’s chances of treatment success and survival.
Using data from the Atlas All Payor Claims Dataset, we compiled a list of the top physician groups in the U.S. based on the relative share of total ovarian cancer diagnoses in 2022. We also included their ranking for all cancer diagnoses to highlight groups that specialize in female reproductive system cancers.
|Rank||Definitive ID||Hospital||City||State||% of ovarian cancer diagnoses in the U.S.||All cancer rank||Explore dataset|
|2||550420||Mayo Clinic Physicians||Rochester||MN||4.3%||2||Explore|
|3||551855||Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute||Fort Myers||FL||2.6%||3||Explore|
|4||653808||City of Hope||Duarte||CA||1.5%||5||Explore|
|5||622055||Maryland Oncology Hematology||Beltsville||MD||1.4%||36||Explore|
|6||1054382||Gynecologic Oncology Associates of Torrance (AKA GYN LA)||Torrance||CA||1.4%||449||Explore|
|7||553150||Virginia Oncology Associates||Chesapeake||VA||1.0%||42||Explore|
|8||577713||NYU Langone Health Physicians (FKA NYC University Physicians Network)||Staten Island||NY||1.0%||10||Explore|
|9||550477||John Muir Health Physician Network||Walnut Creek||CA||0.9%||46||Explore|
|10||608166||Clearview Cancer Institute||Huntsville||AL||0.9%||7||Explore|
|11||687284||The Oncology Institute of Hope & Innovation||Cerritos||CA||0.9%||50||Explore|
|12||553000||Minnesota Oncology||Saint Paul||MN||0.8%||47||Explore|
|13||552282||Erlanger Health System Physicians (FKA Erlanger Medical Group)||Chattanooga||TN||0.8%||126||Explore|
|14||550748||Southern California Permanente Medical Group||Downey||CA||0.8%||14||Explore|
|15||552886||Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers||Aurora||CO||0.7%||28||Explore|
|16||552957||Oncology Hematology Care||Cincinnati||OH||0.7%||63||Explore|
|17||973687||Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute||Tulsa||OK||0.7%||109||Explore|
|18||550489||Northwell Health Physician Partners||Plainview||NY||0.7%||12||Explore|
|19||550409||Maine Medical Partners||Cape Elizabeth||ME||0.7%||58||Explore|
|20||553070||Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Physicians||Milwaukee||WI||0.7%||21||Explore|
|21||1046191||NorthShore Medical Group||Evanston||IL||0.7%||13||Explore|
|22||839136||Northwest Medical Specialties PLLC||Chehalis||WA||0.6%||18||Explore|
|23||648123||HealthONE Physician Group (FKA Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Associates)||Denver||CO||0.6%||544||Explore|
|24||625714||Virginia Cancer Specialists||Fairfax||VA||0.5%||84||Explore|
|25||746774||Sierra Hematology Oncology Medical Center||Carmichael||CA||0.5%||175||Explore|
What are the top physician groups by ovarian cancer diagnosis?
Texas Oncology in Dallas, Texas had the highest percentage of diagnoses related to ovarian cancer in 2022, with 4.8% of all U.S. diagnoses. Second on our list was Mayo Clinic Physicians in Rochester, Minnesota with 4.3% of total diagnoses for ovarian cancer in the U.S. Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Fort Myers, Florida rounded out the top three, with 2.6% of total ovarian cancer diagnoses.
Physician groups with the highest shares of diagnoses related to ovarian cancer tended to have large shares of cancer diagnoses in general. One group stood out from this trend: Gynecologic Oncology Associates of Torrance in Torrance, California. This group ranked fifth by ovarian cancer diagnoses but No. 449 for all cancer diagnoses – indicating a focus on patients with gynecological cancers.
What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries, which are part of the female reproductive system. It can develop in different parts of the ovaries, including the cells that produce eggs, the cells that produce hormones, and the cells that form the supporting tissue of the ovary.
It occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary start to grow and divide out of control. In some cases, this abnormal growth can lead to the formation of a tumor in the ovary. If left untreated, cancer cells can grow into the surrounding tissues and may spread to other areas of the body.
What are symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because its symptoms can be vague and non-specific, making it difficult to diagnose. Common symptoms include abdominal swelling or bloating, pelvic pain or pressure, feeling full quickly or having difficulty eating, urinary urgency or frequency, and changes in bowel habits.
What are the common risk factors for ovarian cancer?
There are several risk factors associated with ovarian cancer, including:
- Age (most cases occur in women over 50)
- Family history of ovarian or breast cancer
- Certain genetic mutations (such as BRCA1 and BRCA2)
- Having never been pregnant
- Use of hormone replacement therapy
What is ovarian cancer treatment?
Treatment for ovarian cancer typically involves surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible, followed by chemotherapy to kill any remaining cancer cells. The specific treatment depends on the stage of cancer and other factors, such as the woman’s age and overall health.
Early detection is key to improving the chances of successful treatment for ovarian cancer. Women who are at higher risk of ovarian cancer should talk to their healthcare provider about screening options and report any unusual symptoms to their healthcare provider.
Overall, ovarian cancer is a complex disease that requires ongoing research and innovation to improve detection, treatment, and outcomes for patients.
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