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​​“I am passionate about encouraging my patients with cancer to have hope and focusing that hope into living each day to the fullest.”​​
Marshfield - Marshfield Medical Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Also sees patients at:
Stevens Point Center | Weston Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-387-5416

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As a medical oncologist/hematologist, Dr. Arlene Gayle specializes in caring for people with cancer and blood diseases.

She was an internal medicine specialist at Marshfield Clinic Park Falls Center for six years before deciding to pursue specialty training in oncology and hematology. She felt that people with cancer are some of the sickest patients a doctor will see, and would benefit the most from her compassionate care.

"I listen and I'm empathetic," she said. "Who needs that more than a patient who is suffering with cancer?"

She knew she wanted to stay in the Marshfield Clinic Health System because "it's a great place to practice medicine and the people are wonderful to work with."

She has a special interest in women's health as it relates to cancer, chemoprevention (preventing recurrence of cancer without the use of chemotherapy), participating in clinical trials to make available the most effective therapy and performing painless bone marrow aspirations and biopsies.

Dr. Gayle earned her medical degree at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. She returned to Madison for her fellowship in oncology and hematology.

She and her husband, Carl, have two children. She enjoys exercise and reading to her children.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of the West Indies - Faculty of Medicine Kingston, , Jamaica, M.D. 1993

    Internship
    University Hospital of the West Indies Kingston, , Jamaica, Rotating 1994

    Residency
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark, NJ, United States Internal Medicine 2001

    University Hospital of the West Indies Kingston, , Jamaica Internal Medicine 1997

    Fellowship
    University of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Madison, WI, United States Geriatric Medicine 2002

    University of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Madison, WI, United States Oncology/Hematology 2011

  • Professional Societies
    American Medical Association American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Hematology

    Board Certifications
    Geriatrics: 2002 Hematology: 2013 Internal Medicine: 2001 Medical Oncology: 2011

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Bone Marrow Transplant Gynecologic Cancer Breast Cancer

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (125 ratings)
4.9
Provider friendliness
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.8
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's medication information
4.8
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.8
Provider's use of words I understood
4.7
Provider's amount of time with me
4.8
My confidence in this provider
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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