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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.

Top physician groups by ovarian cancer diagnoses in 2022

RankDefinitive IDHospitalCityState% of ovarian cancer diagnoses in the U.S.All cancer rankExplore dataset
1553058Texas OncologyDallasTX4.8%1Explore
2550420Mayo Clinic PhysiciansRochesterMN4.3%2Explore
3551855Florida Cancer Specialists and Research InstituteFort MyersFL2.6%3Explore
4653808City of HopeDuarteCA1.5%5Explore
5622055Maryland Oncology HematologyBeltsvilleMD1.4%36Explore
61054382Gynecologic Oncology Associates of Torrance (AKA GYN LA)TorranceCA1.4%449Explore
7553150Virginia Oncology AssociatesChesapeakeVA1.0%42Explore
8577713NYU Langone Health Physicians (FKA NYC University Physicians Network)Staten IslandNY1.0%10Explore
9550477John Muir Health Physician NetworkWalnut CreekCA0.9%46Explore
10608166Clearview Cancer InstituteHuntsvilleAL0.9%7Explore
11687284The Oncology Institute of Hope & InnovationCerritosCA0.9%50Explore
12553000Minnesota OncologySaint PaulMN0.8%47Explore
13552282Erlanger Health System Physicians (FKA Erlanger Medical Group)ChattanoogaTN0.8%126Explore
14550748Southern California Permanente Medical GroupDowneyCA0.8%14Explore
15552886Rocky Mountain Cancer CentersAuroraCO0.7%28Explore
16552957Oncology Hematology CareCincinnatiOH0.7%63Explore
17973687Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research InstituteTulsaOK0.7%109Explore
18550489Northwell Health Physician PartnersPlainviewNY0.7%12Explore
19550409Maine Medical PartnersCape ElizabethME0.7%58Explore
20553070Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin PhysiciansMilwaukeeWI0.7%21Explore
211046191NorthShore Medical GroupEvanstonIL0.7%13Explore
22839136Northwest Medical Specialties PLLCChehalisWA0.6%18Explore
23648123HealthONE Physician Group (FKA Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Associates)DenverCO0.6%544Explore
24625714Virginia Cancer SpecialistsFairfaxVA0.5%84Explore
25746774Sierra Hematology Oncology Medical CenterCarmichaelCA0.5%175Explore

Fig 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare Atlas All Payor Claims product for calendar year 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Data accessed March 2023.

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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