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We found 65 oncologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Silver Spring, MD.

Dr. Robert Mikael Henshaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
110 Irving Street, Nw; Orthopedic Oncology Rm Ci-2158
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Robert Henshaw specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology and practices in Washington, DC. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Henshaw's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, cryotherapy, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Henshaw has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henshaw takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physician Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Cryosurgery, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 1st Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Claudine Isaacs' specialties are general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She practices in Washington, DC. Dr. Isaacs has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in breast cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Isaacs performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Isaacs has received the following distinctions: Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors; Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Bruce Cheson's areas of specialization are general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology; he sees patients in Washington, DC. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of leukemia and lymphoma. Dr. Cheson is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Cheson takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
4228 Wisconsin Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lynt Johnson specializes in general practice, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Washington, DC. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include minimally invasive surgery, abdominal surgery, and pancreatic surgery. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Ground Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shawna Willey specializes in general practice, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Willey's clinical interests include breast surgery and breast cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Willey is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Willey attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
10301 Georgia Avenue; Suite 205
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Charles Boice works as a gynecologic oncologist in Silver Spring, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Towson, MD. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Boice's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic cancer. His professional affiliations include Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Boice attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boice include: Baltimore Magazine Top Doc; APOG Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Patients' Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Resevoir Road, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Aiwu He's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Washington, DC. She is especially interested in liver cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. He attended medical school at Central South University. She has received the distinction of Outstanding poster presentation Award, Digestive Disease Weekly. Dr. He speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu is a physician who specializes in general practice, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a special interest in cancer surgery. Dr. Ihemelandu is affiliated with MedStar Health. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Ihemelandu completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery

Dr. Yoram Tal Unguru, MA, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Yoram Unguru's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bleeding, anemia, and solid tumor. Dr. Unguru takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has received the distinction of Baltimore Top Doc. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Unguru is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Bleeding, Solid Tumor, Anemia

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Pasquerilla Healthcare Center Fourth Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Waddah Al-Refaie sees patients in Washington, DC. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Al-Refaie's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Al-Refaie speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Al-Refaie is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Skin Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Robert Warren specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology and practices in Washington, DC. Patients gave Dr. Warren an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast issues. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Warren honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Gorman Building 3rd Floor G3041
Washington, DC
 

Dr. James Xu's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology. Dr. Xu accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Maria Raquel Nunes, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
110 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Maria Nunes is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Washington, DC. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Nunes trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Nunes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. She is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nunes's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
110 Irving Street Nw; Suite 2a38
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Dennis Priebat is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Priebat's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Priebat welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 1st Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stephen Liu practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Liu's clinical interests include immunotherapy, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Liu has received professional recognition including the following: Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor Award; Super Doctors, Top Doctor Award, Southern California Rising Star Honoree; and American Society for Clinical Oncology Merit Award. His professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3970 Reservoir Road; Room 311 West
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Toretsky attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Children's National Health System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.