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    Breast Cancer
    Cancer Education

Education

Medical School

East Carolina University School of Medicine

Residency

VCU Medical Center

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VCU Medical Center

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VCU Medical Center North Hospital

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1300 E. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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(804) 828-7999

Stony Point 9000

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9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

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Adult Outpatient Pavilion

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1001 E. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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Ratings & Reviews

510 Ratings
55 Comments

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Dr Hackney is a gem!
March 2024
Dr. Hackney has consistently provided compassionate care and has always been very thorough and patient with my questions.
March 2024
Since 2006, I have had complete trust and confidence in Dr. Hackney.
February 2024
Dr. Hackney is an excellent doctor who takes time with me at each appointment. She listens carefully, makes competent suggestions and evaluations. It has been a privilege to have her as my oncologist.
February 2024
Dr. Hackney spends quality time with me.
February 2024
Outstanding physician.
February 2024
Best cancer team ever
February 2024
[...] I appreciate her.
January 2024
Dr. Hackney is amazing and our virtual visit was easy and thorough.
January 2024
Awesome doctor. Could not be more informed, considerate, understanding and overall helpful!
November 2023
Dr. Hackney is the best! She goes beyond medical care and helps me deal with breast cancer on a psychological level. Outstanding care from Dr. Hackney!
November 2023
Dr. Hackney is like visiting a good and trusted friend! She's the best and I value her advice!
November 2023
While important that the provider be friendly and courteous, much more important to me that they be thoroughly competent. Dr Hackney is both.
November 2023
Excellent always - have worked w/Mary Helen Hackney since first diagnosed with breast cancer in [...]!
October 2023
Trust and think very highly of this provider
October 2023
Dr. Hackney is amazing! I feel very lucky to have her as my oncologist.
September 2023
Excellent experience each time I have seen her.
September 2023
I trust Dr. Hackney completely!
July 2023
I am so fortunate to have Dr. Hackney be in charge of my care. Thank you.She is amazing!
June 2023
She is THE BEST! I have recommended her to several friends.
June 2023
Dr. Hackney has my complete confidence. She is knowledgable, easy to talk to, compassionate, and involves my husband and I in decisions about my healthcare. She treated me in 2005 for breast cancer and is now treating me for metastatic breast cancer. I couldn't make this journey without her support.
May 2023
Outstanding customer service and care! I have had breast cancer in the past and noticed a small lump in my breast so contacted the office to schedule with Dr. Hackney, who I had not seen in 2.5 years. I was worked into her schedule within 3 weeks; she was fantastic...and did a thorough exam, put me at ease, and got me worked in for a same day ultrasound/3D mammogram. I am thrilled to report that all is well and there is nothing to worry about. You did an amazing job for me on this visit, and always!!!
May 2023
Dr. Hackney is the BEST!
May 2023
Love Dr. Hackney!
May 2023
Friends, acquaintances & other doctors recommended Dr. Hackney. She's a pro, and I'm glad I selected her as my medical oncologist.
April 2023
You simply cannot define a better doctor to care for a patient during cancer. She is in great demand for a reason.
April 2023
I'm grateful to have Dr Hackney. I know she listens to me and respects what I have to say.
April 2023
Dr Hackney is GREAT! I've been seein her since 2008
March 2023
Discussed several alternative treatments.
March 2023
I am very thankful for Dr. Hackney and her extraordinary care. She is amazing.
February 2023
She is fantastic!
February 2023
Excellent physician Dr. Hackney, coming here [...] years, breast cancer survivor. Love her.
February 2023
I see Dr. Hackney once a year now and she always remembers me as if she saw me last week. She takes her time and cares about any questions or concerns. She helped me through my breast cancer battle and continues to guide me and give me peace of mind with my yearly visits.
February 2023
I always have a pleasant experience with Dr. Hackney.
February 2023
Dr. Hackney is very good . She is knowledgeable and stays well informed.
October 2022
Dr Hackney is a very caring doctor. I would recommend her to anyone.
October 2022
I take great comfort and trust in her care.
October 2022
Dr. Hackney is like visiting a really great friend. She's been my oncologist since [...] and I wouldn't want to have any other doctor!
September 2022
Dr. Hackney is my oncologist for life. I am very pleased with her.
August 2022
Dr Hackney is the best and I would not see another Oncologist for anything in the world! Dr Hackney is an outstanding asset to MCV.
July 2022
I have so much respect for Dr. Hackney.
July 2022
Excellent knowledge base, patient and caring.
July 2022
Mary [...] is simply the best. She always spends so much time with me and includes my husband in her conversations.
June 2022
Dr. Hackney is an all-around, exceptional care giver. I absolutely love her and am thankful that she is my doctor. I highly recommend her to other breast cancer patients.
June 2022
Dr. Hackney is a knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate physician. We trust her judgement and advice.
April 2022
Dr Hackney makes her patients feel she has whatever time is needed for them. She is exceptional and I feel honored to be her patient.
April 2022
Dr. Hackney is outstanding!
March 2022
I so appreciate Dr. Hackney's good care.
March 2022
My frustrations this one time colored my usual excellent experience. I didn't understand why I had two visits scheduled with the same department and I still don't know why.
February 2022
My dr. Is very personable and knowledgeable about my care. I am very satisfied with her care and concern.
February 2022
Awesome provider wonderful experience again
October 2021
Dr Hackney is an excellent physician. She has compassion, common sense, intelligence, and the ability to communicate well. We need more doctors like her.
September 2021
Very good experience!
August 2021
It was obvious to me that Dr. Hackney had reviewed my medical records and she was very knowledgeable about my personal history. She took an interest in all that I have going on in my life, not just about oncology issues. I feel that she cares about the "whole patient" and would do all she can to help me to be as healthy as possible. I am thankful for her!!!
July 2021
Dr. Hackney is the BEST!
July 2021
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