Oncology Clinic

Overview of Department
Speare Memorial HospitalThe Oncology Clinic is an outpatient area that provides comprehensive medical care to people with cancer and blood disorders. We also do a variety of infusions and injections for non cancer related conditions. Our goal is to give patients the confidence they need to manage their disease and treatment options through personal attention and compassionate care, so that they can enjoy quality of life.

norriscottonOur board certified hemotologist/oncologist is a physician with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, an elite provider of comprehensive cancer care. They understand being diagnosed with cancer can be intimidating and the treatment complicated. Working together, we are able to offer our patients access to sophisiticated cancer care close to home.

Department Services
The Oncology Clinic provides the following:

  • Individualized case management and care
  • Oncology certified nurses
  • Chemotherapy (cancer treatment)
  • Anemia treatments
  • Blood transfusions
  • Phlebotomy

Infusions for the treatment of :

  • Arthritis
  • Crohns Disease
  • Enzyme replacement therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoporosis

Medical Director:
Dr. Cibar Benitez

Nursing Director:
Shari Laurion, RN, MSN, CNOR, NE-BC

Staff Nurses:
Ann Marie Piper, RN, BS, OCN Staff nurse, Chemotherapy certified nurse
Linda Reisert, RN, BSN, OCN Staff nurse, Chemotherapy certified nurse
Marie Guy, RN
Sarah Marshall, RN, BSN

Health Unit Coordinator:
Kim Brace

Our direct phone number is 238-6470
Fax 238-6416.

The Oncology Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Physician referrals are necessary for an appointment.

Special Programs
Our clinic offers referrals to several programs in the area that offer financial assistance to those with a diagnosis of cancer.

Resource Information
The Oncology Clinic has books, pamphlets, videos and many other educational materials available. These materials cover all different types of cancers and treatments. Nurses are also available for questions and educational programs.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Oncology?
A: Oncology is the care of people with cancer.

Q: What is Hematology?
A: It is the care of people with blood disorders.

Q: Can I get my care at Speare?
A: We are able to provide most chemotherapy treatments in our outpatient clinic.  Patients are seen in our clinic by our oncologist (cancer doctor), who is from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC).  Patients are encouraged to have a local primary care physician.

Q: Do you have radiation therapy at Speare?
A: Radiation therapy is offered at specialized radiation centers, the closest being Concord Hospital or Dartmouth Medical Center.

Q: Where did you get these comfortable chairs?
A: Ippolitos Furniture!