About Margaret Block MD, FACP

I was born and raised in Queens, NY. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College in upstate New York, I completed a residency and fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, as well as an additional fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Clinical Cancer Center in Madison, WI.

I have served as a principal investigator for several cancer studies and participate strongly and actively in many research studies to offer exceptional, innovative care for my patients. I am actively involved in charitable organizations surrounding cancer research, as well as professional medical organizations including the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

In my spare time, I can be found pursuing my passion for photography, enjoying the outdoors, spending quality time with my family and pets, and supporting local charitable organizations including the Nature Conservancy and the Joslyn Art Museum.

Specialties

As an individual whose own family has been touched by cancer, I consider the diagnosis, care and treatment of every patient as carefully as I would a member of my own family. With my primary interests in clinical practice, I understand the importance of providing the most advanced treatment options to my patients.

Experience
  • Medical Degree:
    Albany Medical College | Upstate New York

  • Residency:
    Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center | Chicago

  • Fellowship:
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

4.98 out of 5
  • 6/6/2024
    Great service
  • 6/6/2024
    Knowledgeable about what is happening with me and very caring
  • 6/6/2024
    Very caring staff
  • 6/6/2024
    Very Professional
  • 6/3/2024
    Great service. The professionalism
  • 6/4/2024
    Amazing, personal health care
  • 6/4/2024
    Great group of health professionals
  • 6/4/2024
    Great staff and doctors
  • 6/1/2024
    Get in quickly treated kindly
  • 6/1/2024
    Such wonderful staff!
  • 5/31/2024
    Doctor took her time explaining everything to me and my husband. Answered all our questions
  • 5/31/2024
    Have been helped with more than cancer (twice). The doctors and staff are fantastic.
  • 5/31/2024
    People that work there are so caring
  • 5/31/2024
    Service is friendly clean. Questions and answer are honest.
  • 5/30/2024
    Great staff and nurses and Dr Block is amazing
  • 5/29/2024
    Excellent doctors, PAs, & nurses, and excellent care.
  • 5/29/2024
    Have total confidence in my doctor and her team - everyone there at the facility is top notch and super helpful.
  • 5/29/2024
    Nice facility, knowledgeable doctors, friendly staff
  • 5/29/2024
    The whole team!
  • 5/30/2024
    Dr. Block's knowledge of current cancer treatments.
  • 5/25/2024
    I rarely give a ten to anyone. You are very close.
  • 5/26/2024
    I have had a good experience through my cancer journey with staff including providers, lab and nurses.
  • 5/24/2024
    Super staff!
  • 5/25/2024
    Cancer, I don't have a choice but glad I was referred to such a nice and friendly atmosphere.
  • 5/25/2024
    Dr. is very focused on me. Answers all questions.
  • 5/24/2024
    Every one is polite and courteous. Appointment is usually running on time.
  • 5/24/2024
    I have felt that I've received expert care, caring treatment, well managed care.
  • 5/24/2024
    Kind and courteous
  • 5/23/2024
    Staff and doctors are all so very caring and gentle. Everyone is so friendly and attentive to your needs.
  • 5/23/2024
    Very thorough and explain well and listen to me
  • 5/22/2024
    Always on time, despite having to hide in the basement for a tornado for a few minutes, and always kind.
  • 5/22/2024
    Extremely well run office. Excellent staff and care
  • 5/22/2024
    I've had great care and like Dr. Block very much
  • 5/21/2024
    Provided so much information I didn't know. I was also able to work on techniques to help with my lymphoma.
  • 5/16/2024
    Courtney was a dream to work with! She was very relatable very kind and very knowledgeable!
  • 5/11/2024
    I have been with Dr. Block for 30 years and trust and respect her decisions for my breast cancer care and treatment. I referred her and ncs to others including my own son
  • 5/11/2024
    My personal care here
  • 5/10/2024
    Attentive to the needs and concerns of their patients
  • 5/10/2024
    Felt very comfortable with Dr. Block
  • 5/10/2024
    great and pleasant employee's.
  • 5/9/2024
    Everyone takes the time to listen. Not rushed or make you feel dumb for asking.
  • 5/8/2024
    Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. Dr. Block is patient and listens to what I have to say.
  • 5/3/2024
    People are always pleasant and knowledgeable.
  • 5/3/2024
    They follow through on issues that I'm concerned about.
  • 5/8/2024
    Because you're the best! And you can't argue with that!
  • 5/8/2024
    Knowledge and kindness.
  • 4/30/2024
    I've always being taken good care of since when I was diagnosed to this day and I like my doctor so much. She has always given me the attention that a cancer patient deserves. Shoutout to Dr Block.
  • 4/30/2024
    The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are cheerful and caring.
  • 5/1/2024
    Outstanding medical care from Dr. Block along with an amazing team of health care professionals. I had the support of the A team!
  • 5/1/2024
    Very caring staff, always answer my questions when something is bothering me they look into it right away.
  • 4/26/2024
    All staff very kind and friendly. Doctors and Assistants in no rush; they care and they show it. (MB)
  • 4/25/2024
    Good care team.
  • 4/28/2024
    They are very attentive to help you schedule an appt.
  • 4/30/2024
    The compassion and empathy that everyone shows.
  • 4/30/2024
    Everyone is so nice, so helpful.
  • 5/2/2024
    My doctors were very knowledgeable and confident about there ability to help me. All of the staff from the front door, nurses, medical aides, phlebotomist and volunteers were very caring and great at their jobs.
  • 5/2/2024
    Efficiently run sign in. Friendly nurses. Dr. Block is a dedicated, renowned doctor in her field.
  • 4/26/2024
    The absolute awesome care that I receive and the fact that I am still on this earth.
  • 5/1/2024
    Everyone is absolutely fantastic to help you. They are all friendly, pleasant to work with getting you better, knowledgeable, and speak to you in a language, explaining things that you understand.
  • 5/1/2024
    Confidence in knowledge of doctors and staff. (MB)
  • 5/2/2024
    The people at NCS are fantastic!
  • 4/26/2024
    Always receive detailed information regarding my health.
  • 5/1/2024
    All staff friendly and helpful. Dr's listen to you. (MB)
  • 4/30/2024
    The trust and knowledge of Dr Block.
  • 5/2/2024
    Friendly and respectful staff.
  • 4/24/2024
    Attentive/concerns addressed quickly.
  • 4/24/2024
    I'm well informed, everyone is so nice.
  • 4/24/2024
    Staff are very friendly.
  • 4/25/2024
    Efficient, kind, patient oriented, trustworthy, smoothly run office.
  • 4/25/2024
    Everyone I interacted with was very welcoming.
  • 4/18/2024
    Everyone is so friendly and a pleasure to be around.
  • 4/5/2024
    Professional staff. Great doctor. (MB)
  • 4/4/2024
    Amazing nursing staff and oncologists!
  • 4/4/2024
    Everyone is very kind and professional.
  • 3/30/2024
    Very informative, polite, made me feel like I was a long lost friend.
  • 4/3/2024
    Dr. Block has saved my life! She and her team are wonderful.
  • 4/3/2024
    Everyone is helpful and compassionate!
  • 3/29/2024
    I am still enjoying life!!
  • 3/29/2024
    I have always had good experiences there. Dr. Block is wonderful.
  • 3/29/2024
    The kindness of the staff and Dr. Blocks knowledge and experience.
  • 3/28/2024
    Timeliness and kindness.
  • 3/25/2024
    Kind staff and answers all my questions.
  • 3/27/2024
    Caring staff/providers. I never feel rushed and feel that my provider genuinely cares about me and my wellbeing.
  • 3/21/2024
    I feel like my questions are answered and my whole body care is very important to my team of Dr's and caregivers (MB).
  • 3/22/2024
    Everyone is kind and caring and knowledgeable.
  • 3/22/2024
    I love the staff, Dr's (MB) and everything about this place. They treat a person, do well.
  • 3/23/2024
    Dr Block is awesome!
  • 3/23/2024
    Dr. Block is very knowledgeable regarding oncology and puts you at ease when answering questions. Everyone in the office cares about you by their action and kindness.
  • 3/23/2024
    I feel the doctors and staff are top notch.
  • 3/23/2024
    Staff is kind, caring, respectful and efficient.
  • 3/23/2024
    Outstanding cancer care.
  • 3/20/2024
    Excellent care and trust in the doctors knowledge and communication.
  • 3/20/2024
    Kindness, doctor attention to my needs, attentive staff (MB).
  • 3/16/2024
    Compassionate and caring.
  • 3/19/2024
    Rarely having to wait to be seen. Very patient and kind people work there. They answer questions and I never feel rushed. Have always had a great experience there.
  • 3/8/2024
    Thorough, caring and I feel their standards are high.
  • 3/7/2024
    Everyone is caring and nice.
  • 3/7/2024
    I have been a patient at NCS. I have always felt comfortable with the staff. Patients are treated well.
  • 3/7/2024
    The professionals are always caring and concerned about their patients.
  • 3/7/2024
    Very helpful employees.
  • 3/8/2024
    Dr. Block is always very thorough and I am lucky to have her as my provider.
  • Dr. Block & the staff are SO amazing & nice.
  • 1/12/2024
    I tell people about Dr Block.
  • 09/22/23
    Everyone so friendly. The place too is always clean We get in on time Thanks for all being there for me & all others!
  • 09/20/23
    Very good, the people are nice, the facility is clean.
  • 09/19/23
    Very caring and knowledgeable.
  • 09/07/23
    I have been going to Nebraska Cancer Specialists for 16 years and I have always had a pleasant experience. Always treated with respect and kindness. That goes a long way in today's world.
  • 09/13/23
    Very knowledgeable and caring.
  • 09/05/23
    Staff is friendly, and efficient making the visit very pleasant.
  • 09/01/23
    Dr. Block & the staff are SO amazing & nice.
  • 08/24/23
    My yearly post cancer appointment. I was listened to and she took the time to discuss test results and information to help me with post cancer living!
  • 08/29/23
    The staff is great! Dr Block is the best. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and addresses them. I feel very fortunate to get my care at your facility.
  • 08/29/23
    The staff is wonderful as well as the PA's.
  • 08/18/23
    Everyone has always been very friendly and professional. Very caring
  • 08/22/23
    NE Cancer Specialists are just that: Special!! All help and Drs are very professional, polite and patient!!
  • 08/23/23
    Everyone was polite. I didn’t wait long. Dr Block was excellent and very thorough.
  • 08/08/23
    Wonderful lab technician and great oncologist.
  • 08/09/23
    Fast, efficient and friendly. Thorough and answered all my questions.
  • 07/25/23
    The care that I received was exceptional. From the receptionist to the nurse and then to the doctor was quick, confident and compassionate
  • 07/20/23
    These nurses work so hard and are the nicest, love seeing them.
  • 07/27/23
    Nice people.
  • 07/26/23
    Nurse's are wonderful.
  • 07/13/23
    In my experiences everyone has treated me well. Always kind, professional and knowledgeable. They take the time to answer questions and concerns without making you feel rushed.
  • 07/19/23
    Always treated with respect. Appointment on time. Staff excellent as always.
  • Everyone is so kind.
  • 07/06/23
    Being told you have cancer is a major shock to the system. First you have to question what you thought you heard.....oh you said cancer and then your mind goes blank. You can't think of a single question and if you did would you understand the answer? The whole team starting with the staff setting your appointment, the nurses, lab techs and my doctor, Dr. Block. I had confidence in the treatment because of the confidence I had to each and every team member I had contact with. Their knowledge of the drugs, how they may effect me. They walked with me through the treatments. I could go on, but most of all was the support and confidence. I felt safe even though I knew there were no guarantees.
  • 07/05/23
    Caring, efficient staff.
  • 07/06/23
    Great people!
  • 06/01/23
    Dr. Block and staff are wonderful. I have been seeing her for twenty years and completely satisfied each time. I highly recommend Nebraska Cancer Center. Thank you for your professional and caring service.
  • 06/08/23
    Excellent appointment and excellent time management for staff.
  • 06/01/23
    The infusion room nurses at Methodist are very caring individuals. I feel well taken care of.
  • 06/07/23
    This visit was very timely and much appreciated.
  • 06/06/23
    The doctors and staff at NCS have always made me feel so well cared for. Their compassion and professionalism is tops!!
  • 05/25/23
    Scheduling with some occupational therapists is difficult, with last minute & unfortunately regular instances of cancelling my appointments. Which then causes issues with my care, and makes existing problems worse. However, todays visit was great with Rachel! My trunk/arm/nerve pain/lymphedema was vastly improved after her treatment.
  • 05/25/23
    Everyone was helpful and kind.
  • 05/30/23
    I cannot imagine a higher quality of care for cancer anywhere!
  • 05/26/23
    NCS has been handling my care for nearly a year, now, and every appointment has been handled with care, compassion, and professionalism. From front desk to oncologist, each person has been an absolute pleasure to interact with.
  • 05/18/23
    Leslie, my PA, was extremely thorough and really friendly and professional. Of course, it helps to get a great report on my current health. Really grateful.
  • 05/23/23
    Everyone -- from front desk to the doctors, nurses and PAs are competent, caring, polite and helpful.
  • 05/15/23
    Great customer service given today. Blood needed to be drawn twice because of the lab that was needed. Tamica is the best. I don't give up my blood easily. She was successful twice in a couple of hours. Good Job. Thank you.
  • 05/17/23
    Great Job.
  • 05/16/23
    The people and Drs here are all very nice and helpful.
  • 05/12/23
    Efficient and friendly.
  • 05/02/23
    I recieved great care and my appointment was on time.
  • 05/02/23
    Everyone was helpful,pleasant, and took whatever time needed to work with me.
  • 05/04/23
    Everyone was friendly and helpful. The wait times were very short.
  • 05/03/23
    Friendly, concerned with how you are feeling and keep to schedule.
  • 05/01/23
    Pleasant and very professional.
  • 04/25/23
    Everyone is so helpful and polite!
  • 04/27/23
    Very friendly team. My wait time after arrival is minimal; when with nurses and doctor I never feel rushed. Any and all questions and concerns are listened to, discussed and advice is offered. Overall, a very caring group to have.
  • 04/26/23
    Always friendly & knowledgeable.
  • 04/12/23
    They take their time to explain and to listen to your concerns Very friendly staff.
  • 04/19/23
    You can see that everyone cares about the patients welfare. Schedulers, lab technician, nurses, doctors and everyone in between.
  • 04/07/23
    Everyone is professional and nice.
  • 04/04/23
    Staff is awesome.
  • 03/31/23
    I feel I have always gotten the best care possible NCS.
  • 04/03/23
    My OT visit was AMAZING! Courtney is very knowledgable. She is concerned about her patient and truly wants to help.
  • 04/05/23
    I am so thankful for the wonderful care given to me by an incredible team at Nebraska Cancer Specialists for 20 years! I have been so blessed to have Dr. Block orchestrate every facet of my cancer journey ! The patience, compassion and care I received from Dr. Block has been a priceless gift! Thank you so very much!
  • 04/06/23
    Wonderful professional, caring and personable support staff, nurses and doctors. I go away feeling very watched out for. Dr Block is a good listener though I know, very in demand. Thankful for her dedication and passion for her patients and her work. I am a blessed patient.
  • 03/28/23
    Everyone is always so very nice!
  • 03/29/23
    Everyone is so nice and very efficient.
  • 03/29/23
    Great staff.
  • 03/30/23
    Dr. Block was very nice and professional. She also made me feel heard. She genuinely listened to my concerns, asked me a bunch if questions took her time, educated me on things I may not have known. Also the lab tech who took my blood was the most painless stick I can remember I'm years. She was a nice lady with glasses and light brown curly hair but I don't know her name.
  • 03/22/23
    Friendly yet professional.
  • 03/08/23
    Staff were friendly and encouraging.
  • 03/01/23
    Nurses are very attentive and friendly.
  • 02/10/23
    Always a good experience.
  • 02/09/23
    Very friendly, informative and professional.
  • 02/15/23
    I've been a patient for nearly 7 years and cannot say enough about the quality of care and compassion I experience.
  • 02/14/23
    My visits are almost always timely and I wait a minimum of time between lab and seeing doctor. The nurses are friendly but professional, same with lab techs.
  • 02/07/23
    I’m very impressed with your facility and staff.
  • 01/31/23
    In to draw blood for Doctor visit next week. I was in and out very quickly. Very little wait. Thanks for the hot chocolate on the way out!
  • 01/25/23
    I love this place.
  • 01/24/23
    I have recommended Dr. Block and your staff to many of my friends and acquaintances. This office has the most compassionate and supportive staff.
  • 01/12/23
    Entire staff is wonderful!
  • 01/13/23
    Everyone takes such good care of me!
  • 01/06/23
    Everyone is always very professional pleasant and helpful, I can’t say enough good things about your facility and personnel. Thank you so much for saving my life and caring for me what a priceless gift you’ve given me.
  • 01/09/23
    All employees are so kind. Thank you!
  • 01/10/23
    Olivia and Pam in reception very nice to work with. Heather working with me on my Hormone Blocker Study is excellent. Dr. Block has been very helpful and encouraging with my cancer journey.
  • 06/24/22
    Over the last five years, the reception staff have "upped their game", being friendly and helpful. Thank you for working to make the patient experience better.
  • 07/06/22
    My initial appointment was made by someone else, but time spent in the office was very pleasant and thorough. I felt that Dr. Block took her time with me to let me decide best course of treatment to obtain most beneficial results. The computer registration seemed very lengthy and cumbersome for someone who was raised using typewriters! That could have been streamlined.
  • 09/30/22
    Dr T is a fantastic provider. Paige, Kelly, Erin are all wonderful, compassionate nurses. The lab staff are also very nice and efficient.
  • 08/09/22
    Dr Block is the best!!
  • 07/19/22
    Receptionist Olivia was incredible in making my next appointments!
  • 06/29/22
    I was pleased.
  • 11/03/22
    Dr. Block answers all questions and takes time for any of my concerns.
  • 11/10/22
    Today was only my 2nd visit with Dr. Block. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Thank you.
  • 08/29/22
    I saw Kaylee today in the infusion area to flush my port. She was so helpful in that she called my doctor to see if they had someone there to access my port when I come back in a few days for a colonoscopy. I had already left, but she called my phone and left a message. I was worried that that I would have to come back to the cancer center to get it accessed. She took such a weight off my shoulders. She went out of her way to help me!!!
  • 06/14/22
    LOVED the PA First time I met her she was Fabulous
  • 06/21/22
    Always a great experience. Every person there has a smile and something nice to say. I am very thankful to be in your care
  • 08/29/22
    Everyone I talked to was very pleasant and helpful.
  • 10/12/22
    The new online check-in has issues. Two days prior to my appointment, I checked in online and the day of my appointment I checked in at the counter to let them know that I had arrived and then I sat down in the waiting area. Twenty minutes later, I received a call from one of the nurses asking me if I had arrived and if I was in the lobby. I said that I had checked in 20 minutes earlier and was in the waiting area. She said something about not receiving a "yellow paper" and within a couple of minutes my name was called. The nurse that took my vitals apologized about the wait and told me that this had happened to other patients as well and this was a new system.
  • 10/19/22
    Thanks !
  • 09/01/22
    appreciated the speed for how I moved through my appmt, was actually out of there before my last appointment should have begun!
  • 09/09/22
    Paige is my nurse and she is excellent! The volunteer Marina was extremely friendly and helpful! And Jeannett drawing my blood was also super!
  • 07/14/22
    I really like the Legacy facility! I’ve went to Estabrook for 16 years with my Dr. Block. Her move here brought me here. Back during my chemo we did visit here as our favorite oncology nurse, Wendy had transferred here. I love the idea of tablets provided! Tablets weren’t around 16 years ago! Very great facility!
  • 07/26/22
    Dr. Geetha was great! She listened and she explained. I appreciated her style and her experience. I felt comfortable asking questions. Staff didn't take me for labs first, so I did them after my visit with Dr. Geetha... I do not know those results yet.
  • 09/22/22
    I did the on line check in. It would be most helpful if a person is told photos front and back of all insurance cards and photo ID would be needed to complete this check in.
  • 06/20/22
    IK am not internet wise & thanks for front desk girl for help to pre enroll again. Need some easier way for us seniors--
  • 07/27/22
    Dr. Block is always kind and supportive. She is a wonderful physician and I am blessed to have found her. Thank you Dr. Block.
  • 08/10/22
    Always a pleasant experience.
  • 08/02/22
    I just needed lab work, CBC. It’s always a quick in and out situation. Everyone at NCC is always so nice and concerned for my well-being.
  • 08/23/22
    Have liked Dr. Block from the very beginning (2007) ALWAYS tell others about the wonderful care and staff at NEB.CANCER
  • 10/25/22
    Colleen nurse practitioner was so helpful and took her time to explain and listen.
  • 08/17/22
    I so much appreciate the caring efficient staff at this location.
  • 10/27/22
    Facility is wonderful. Beautiful for those of us who have cancer.
  • 11/15/22
    This was my first time and I felt really comfortable. I was treated with great care. I felt very happy that I had chosen to come to you. Tganks you very much.??
  • 07/20/22
    I dont feel pressured at all when I come here Dr.Block and her staff are excellent
  • 10/21/22
    I just had a blood draw. It was timely and painless.
  • 07/25/22
    I have always found the Doctors and supporting staff to be very professional, discrete, patient, efficient, and kind. I hope my friends and family don't have to experience cancer, but since it is a medical issue that has yet to be eliminated, I would recommend Nebraska Cancer Specialists.
  • 08/02/22
    I love coming to the Legacy office for my treatments. I know Dr. Block and the staff will go above and beyond to help me and make me feel comfortable and well taken care-of. Keep up the great work!
  • 10/18/22
    I have already recommended the facility and Dr Block to several friends and friends of my family. They have not always had Dr Block but have been very happy with the oncologist and the facility. I feel God; my move to Omaha closer to my daughter and her family; and the care I have received from Dr Block and NCS has been instrumental to my still being on this good earth for these past 6.5 yrs. Thanks to all staff and administration for you care and kindness.
  • 06/30/22
    Very grateful for all the knowledgeable caring people, thank you.
  • 09/06/22
    Whenever I have an appointment I am always asked how I am doing with follow-up questions. Everyone seems to really care about me and how I am doing. I always feel at home. Since I was diagnosed over 5 years ago, I have felt comfortable asking questions and having them explaining procedures until I understand. My care providers fill me with confidence that I am going to the right place and recieving the care that is most beneficial fo my care.
  • 12/13/22
    Very pleased with the staff , location and the compassion shown.
  • 12/14/22
    Best experience I’ve ever had !!!! That speaks tremendously considering !!!!
  • 12/15/22
    That was my first time at that location. All went very well. I'll be back next year.
  • 12/20/22
    APRN Colleen was very thorough in her assessment and care. I very much appreciated her time and recommendations. Thank you!
  • 12/15/22
    For such a difficult diagnosis NCS has done an outstanding job; I am very thankful for them.
  • 12/21/22
    Despite the coming storm and bad roads, everyone was patient and cheerful. I did not feel rushed and appreciated the care and courtesy shown.
  • 12/29/22
    Staff all very friendly and extremely competent. No problems at all.
  • 12/27/22
    LOVE THE WHOLE PLACE. GREAT PEOPLE
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