We found 88 providers matching chemotherapy and who accept Medicare near Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Rebecca Davidson Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6410 Rockledge Drive; Suite 506
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Rebecca Kaltman is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Kaltman speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include breast cancer. She is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kaltman takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: Top Doctor, The Washingtonian Magazine.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $443
  • Medicare Cost: $170
Dr. Aerang Kim, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
10 Center Drive; Building 10, Crc, Rm 1-3872
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Aerang Kim works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include chemotherapy, rhabdomyosarcoma, and clinical trials. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Chemotherapy, Bone Problems

Dr. Linda Marie Burrell, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2730 University W Boulevard; Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Linda Burrell's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Wheaton, MD, Olney, MD, and Columbia, MD. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Burrell accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Burrell attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Burrell has received include Outstanding Medical Resident award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $686
  • Medicare Cost: $170
Dr. George Aristides Sotos, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10605 Concord Street; Suite 300
Kensington, MD
 

Dr. George Sotos is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sotos include cancer, chemotherapy, and general care. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sotos has received include Chief, Hematology-Oncology Subsection, Suburban Hospital; Member, Cancer Committee, Suburban Hospital; and Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Suburban Hospital, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $145 - $360
  • Medicare Cost: $90 - $170
Dr. Caroline Bennett Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6410 Rockledge Drive; Suite 506
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Carolyn Hendricks' areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hendricks's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hendricks has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Suburban Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $285
  • Medicare Cost: $170
Dr. Bruce Robert Kressel, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5530 Wisconsin Avenue; #1125
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Bruce Kressel's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kressel is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kressel is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Kressel attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Suburban Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Myeloma, Gynecologic Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $330
  • Medicare Cost: $90 - $170
Dr. Nelson Gustavo Neder Kalil, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1300
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Nelson Kalil is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kalil is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kalil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Kalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $275 - $689
  • Medicare Cost: $90 - $170
Dr. Joseph Michael Haggerty, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6520 Rockledge Drive; Suite 4200
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Haggerty sees patients in Rockville, MD, Kensington, MD, and Bethesda, MD. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Haggerty's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Haggerty attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Haggerty has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, Suburban Hospital, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 90
  • Uninsured Cost: $145 - $360
  • Medicare Cost: $90 - $170
Dr. David Jeremy Haidak, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. David Haidak practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Haidak is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Haidak attended Albany Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health, Doctors Community Hospital, and Fort Washington Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $686
  • Medicare Cost: $169
Dr. Nicholas Albert Demonaco, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Nicholas Demonaco is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is affiliated with MedStar Health, Doctors Community Hospital, and Fort Washington Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Demonaco is accepting new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 164
  • Uninsured Cost: $205 - $736
  • Medicare Cost: $90 - $170
Dr. Melvin Whittier Gaskins, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 5100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Melvin Gaskins is an adult critical care, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Gaskins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital and Doctors Community Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gaskins honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $164
  • Medicare Cost: $161
Dr. Cheryl Ann Aylesworth, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2730 University W Boulevard; Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Cheryl Aylesworth sees patients in Wheaton, MD and Silver Spring, MD. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aylesworth is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Washington Adventist Hospital. Dr. Aylesworth has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $686
  • Medicare Cost: $170
Dr. Jeanny Bautista Aragon-Ching, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Aragon-Ching is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Aragon-Ching's medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $443
  • Medicare Cost: $170
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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 Forest Glen Road; Suite #435
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Daya Sharma's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sharma accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Guru Nanak Dev University, and Punjabi University, Patiala. He trained at Washington DC VA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sharma has received the following distinction: Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctor. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Health, and Suburban Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $408
  • Medicare Cost: $170
Dr. Shaad Essa Abdullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7502 Lynn Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Shaad Abdullah is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Shaad Abdullah works in Baltimore, MD, Silver Spring, MD, and Chevy Chase, MD. Dr. Abdullah's areas of expertise include lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Abdullah is rated highly by Dr. Abdullah's patients. Dr. Abdullah honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Abdullah attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Abdullah's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Abdullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Abdullah is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Health, and Suburban Hospital. Dr. Abdullah is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $408
  • Medicare Cost: $170
Dr. Kashif Alam Firozvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2101 Medical Park Drive; Suite 200, Lombardi Cancer Center 2nd
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Kashif Firozvi's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Firozvi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Health, and Suburban Hospital. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Firozvi attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Firozvi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Firozvi include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $686
  • Medicare Cost: $170

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.