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Mark Shparber, MD

4.8 out of 5 (272 Ratings)


Cancer Care / Hematology and Oncology / Medical Oncology / Oncology

About Mark Shparber

A medical oncologist in the region for more than 20 years, Dr. Shparber has a unique perspective of the needs of cancer patients in our region. He also serves as the medical director for the hospice program at Southcoast VNA.

Dr. Shparber earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center.

He is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine.

Mark speaks German and Russian


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Cancer, Oncology & Hematology

    506 Prospect St
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-7888

    Get Directions 41.7089735 -71.1457696

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (58)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Everything was completed as expected. Questions answered, forward plans and appointment set.

  • Very conscious of the patient's needs and care

  • These people that work in this facility are people i would invite to my homeu00A0

  • I was very pleased with my visit, always enjoy seeing Dr. Shparber and his team. Came away feeling very good and how fortunate I am to be getting such great care.

  • Excellent as Always!u00A0

  • Very Well

  • My experience was great as usual. I only have 2 appointments a yearI also had time to watch other people arrive and how kind the nurses and staff were to them. I was very touched. I am sure the elderly woman was very greatfulu00A0

  • This oncology dept is top notch! I wouldn't want to go anywhere else! Dr Shparber is great! [Name] my nurse today was knowledgeable and we had a nice conversation!

  • My appointment was on time and the staff was great.

  • Everyone was very kind and patient with this skeptic and terrified woman.

  • Doctor is very knowledgeable and has a comforting personality.Explains everything thoroughly and easlily.Staff is also pleasant

  • Love the staff here.

  • Dr. Shparber was wonderful about explaining everything, share with me what the results meant on the blood work. And so I was very pleased ,and he did an excellent job.

  • Everyone is always pleasant and efficient.

  • You do a great job. Nothing to improve.

  • The doctor took the time to give me options. Also explaine my condition

  • I was impressed by the staff on how well they and answered questions I had:

  • Great overall experience at Dr Mark Shparber's office, from check in, through the appointment visit, to check out. I couldn't be more pleased. Working in healthcare myself, I truly value an experience like this. Thank you!

  • Dr Shparber and the nursing team are caring, encouraging and professional. I have always felt confident in the care they have provided.

  • Appt was on time. Everyone was professional, personable and friendly.

  • It was my first visit My appointment was on time. Dr came in an introduced himself. We discussed my issues. He was very straight forward on his opinions, which is a must with me. He gave many info that he thought I needed. Very nice Dr. I will be seeing him in 3 weeks.

  • Keep doing the same thing. No complaints

  • Polite, friendly and informative. Waited a little longer than usual, but I understood there was a backup.Dr. Shparber is an excellent doctor and true professional.

  • Every thing thank u

  • Dr Shparber and his staff were kind and listened and explained things thoroughly to me and explained the next steps of my care in detail. The receptionist was pleasant and kind and from sitting in the waiting room you could see her compassion for each patient arriving as in all the staff in the office

  • Dr. Shparber is very professional, careing, and interested in my health and questions. He is one of my favorite physicians and trust him completely with my care.

  • This Provider's staff are always understanding and very flexible in finding me another appointment if it is needed. The staff to include my provider are always attentive and responsive to my concerns regarding my health.

  • Everything is usually great, occasionally it is overbooked and when it makes you be there longer after already being there for 4-5 hours it can be frustrating for patients. The staff however are truly exceptional they work together as a team, always helping each other out and being upbeat and smiling.

  • Dr Shparber wasn't helpful at all. He wasn't prepared with my previous lab results, he rushed me out the door, then booked my next appointment 3 months out. He was late, then literally walked in, told me to go down the hall to do bloodwork and didn't address ANY of my concerns or questions I had for him. Highly disappointed as I had to take an entire day off from work for absolutely nothing. NOTHING! I will be bringing my concern to my PCP next month.

  • Medical Secretary, lab, nurses and Dr Shparper are phenomenal!!!!

  • Pleasant check in. Dr Shparber had a very comforting, caring and nice way about him.

  • Everything went well. No wait in the waiting room, no wait in the exam room.

  • My experience could not have been more positive.My provider has been supportive and encouraging ,always respecting my input.


  • This doctor and his staff are amazing

  • Dr Shparber is the best. I really like this provider.

  • We waited passed noon for our 11:15 appoinment.

  • Dr shparber is the greatest he listens to what u say and tells me what how we will proceed and my chemotherapy nurse [Name] is amazing at what she does she answers all our questions and goes over and above to keep me comfortable she is an asset to the Southcoast Family

  • This group did everthing right

  • Dr Shparber was excellent. He was kind and reassuring. He performed and ordered necessary tests immediately. The medical assistant [Name] was very efficient and kind. I felt much better when I left than when I arrived. I am very pleased with the treatment I received.

  • From the secretary to the nurses and doctor, they are very attentive.

  • Get a blood test before the appointment. First visit is basically a waste of time without a blood test.

  • I am very happy with my doctor and his staff, they are very information regarding my health and working on a plan to keep me healthy.

  • I am incredibly grateful for the care that I have received through Dr. Shparber's office. He is an excellent, caring doctor, and his staff is kind and friendly. I was not expecting to get cancer, but thank goodness for Southcoast, and all the compassionate people who work there. Thank you for taking such good care of me!

  • You are supportive and caring. I think my symptoms should be given more consideration!

  • Dr. Schparber was prepared for my visit, had reviewed my records from the past 7 years, and used good judgment in how to proceed with diagnostics.

  • I only meet the doctor this one time and I thought he was very attendtive. I felt comfortable with his explaining

  • I have Dr.Shparber as my physician, and with him with the secretary and all the nursing staff, it's been a pleasure, they all work together so well and they were very busy yesterday. It was I don't know if there was short staff but it was very busy and they were helping each other out and that really that was nice to see. But yes, I am very satisfied and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks. Have a good day.

  • In the 6 years that I've received care, I have never had a concern or worry. I can't think of anything that could be done that would have been an improvement.

  • Sometime things just don't go as planned and in a setting such as this it's easy to fall behind. I understand this perfectly well and believe all the doctors, nurses , and many others involved do the BEST they can. Thanks everyone for helping us stay alive !

  • I was seen earlier than my appointment time and was seen by the doctor quickly.

  • No problems. Always a pleasant visit.

  • Fabulous physician. Happy to have him.

  • Staff & nurses always upbeat. I leave the facility like it is a new day.

  • The support staff and Dr.were great. I was very nervous and got reassured.

  • Listen to me carefully

  • Always takes me on time. Appointments are well planned out. Staff is very personable and Dr. Shparber is a very nice man. Always answered my questions and very helpful. Thank you.

  • Kind and compassionate staff, seen in a timely fashion, pleasant surroundings

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Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.