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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.”​​

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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.

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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

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (71 ratings, 10 comments)
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Provider explanations of my problem
4.5
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.5
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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December 1, 2020
I love Dr. Gayle.
December 7, 2020
Dr. Gayle is very caring and conscientious.
January 19, 2021
I love all my care givers!!!!!!
April 23, 2021
Dr. Gayle and her team are the best@ Dr. Gayle is so personable and informative. She always has a smile on her face as well as her team. Terrific care! Thank you!
April 23, 2021
I feel fortunate that I have Dr. Gayle as my doctor.
May 3, 2021
Dr. Gayle is great!
May 25, 2021
Dr Gayle always takes great care of me and discusses everything with me.
May 25, 2021
Dr. Gayle is a very good. She really cares about her patients & she remembers you from visit to visit.
June 14, 2021
Always a pleasure to see her. Always answers any concerns that I have.
December 23, 2020
Both Dr. Gayle and staff were nice and on time. Always a pleasure working w/her and her staff!
December 23, 2020
Both Dr. Gayle and staff were nice and on time. Always a pleasure working w/her and her staff!
December 1, 2020
I love Dr. Gayle.
December 7, 2020
Dr. Gayle is very caring and conscientious.
January 19, 2021
I love all my care givers!!!!!!
April 23, 2021
Dr. Gayle and her team are the best@ Dr. Gayle is so personable and informative. She always has a smile on her face as well as her team. Terrific care! Thank you!
April 23, 2021
I feel fortunate that I have Dr. Gayle as my doctor.
May 3, 2021
Dr. Gayle is great!
May 25, 2021
Dr Gayle always takes great care of me and discusses everything with me.
May 25, 2021
Dr. Gayle is a very good. She really cares about her patients & she remembers you from visit to visit.
June 14, 2021
Always a pleasure to see her. Always answers any concerns that I have.
December 1, 2020
I love Dr. Gayle.
December 7, 2020
Dr. Gayle is very caring and conscientious.
December 23, 2020
Both Dr. Gayle and staff were nice and on time. Always a pleasure working w/her and her staff!
January 19, 2021
I love all my care givers!!!!!!
April 23, 2021
Dr. Gayle and her team are the best@ Dr. Gayle is so personable and informative. She always has a smile on her face as well as her team. Terrific care! Thank you!
April 23, 2021
I feel fortunate that I have Dr. Gayle as my doctor.
May 3, 2021
Dr. Gayle is great!
May 25, 2021
Dr Gayle always takes great care of me and discusses everything with me.
May 25, 2021
Dr. Gayle is a very good. She really cares about her patients & she remembers you from visit to visit.
June 14, 2021
Always a pleasure to see her. Always answers any concerns that I have.
June 14, 2021
Always a pleasure to see her. Always answers any concerns that I have.
May 25, 2021
Dr. Gayle is a very good. She really cares about her patients & she remembers you from visit to visit.
May 25, 2021
Dr Gayle always takes great care of me and discusses everything with me.
May 3, 2021
Dr. Gayle is great!
April 23, 2021
Dr. Gayle and her team are the best@ Dr. Gayle is so personable and informative. She always has a smile on her face as well as her team. Terrific care! Thank you!
April 23, 2021
I feel fortunate that I have Dr. Gayle as my doctor.
January 19, 2021
I love all my care givers!!!!!!
December 23, 2020
Both Dr. Gayle and staff were nice and on time. Always a pleasure working w/her and her staff!
December 7, 2020
Dr. Gayle is very caring and conscientious.
December 1, 2020
I love Dr. Gayle.

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