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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's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology; he sees patients in Washington, DC. Dr. Henshaw obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, cryotherapy, and ablation. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henshaw has received professional recognition including the following: Physician Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Boice specializes in gynecologic oncology. In his practice, Dr. Boice focuses on cancer surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic cancer. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boice honors. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Boice has received distinctions including Baltimore Magazine Top Doc; APOG Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Patients' Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Al-Refaie is conversant in Arabic. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The average patient rating for Dr. Al-Refaie is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Refaie accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Refaie welcomes 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Resevoir Road, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Aiwu He specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Washington, DC. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. He's clinical interests include liver cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She graduated from Central South University and then she performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Dr. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinction: Outstanding poster presentation Award, Digestive Disease Weekly. Dr. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8600 Old Georgetown Road; 4th Floor Hospitalist Office
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Asma Dilawari's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Dilawari's practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer and cancer survivorship. Her professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel. Dr. Dilawari is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Dilawari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Survivorship, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Dennis Priebat, who practices in Washington, DC, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Priebat average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is affiliated with MedStar Health. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Priebat takes. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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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 Cancer Center 1st Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Stephen Liu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Liu's clinical interests encompass immunotherapy, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor Award; Super Doctors, Top Doctor Award, Southern California Rising Star Honoree; and American Society for Clinical Oncology Merit Award. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Patrick Catlett, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
110 Irving Street, Nw; Suite C2151
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Joseph Catlett works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Washington, DC. He is especially interested in leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. Dr. Catlett is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Catlett accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Catlett attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Dr. Catlett (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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

Dr. Yoram Unguru is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, anemia, and solid tumor. Dr. Unguru accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Unguru is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Research, Bleeding, Anemia

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Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5415 Connecticut Avenue Nw; #513
Washington, DC
 

Dr. James Xu is a hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Xu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Xu's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Amal Mousa Abu-Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Amal Abu-Ghosh is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She speaks Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and LifeBridge Health. Dr. Abu-Ghosh graduated from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jordan University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Abu-Ghosh average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shawna Willey is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Willey include breast surgery and breast cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Willey accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Willey graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Lynt Johnson is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and transplant surgery specialist in Washington, DC. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, abdominal surgery, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Johnson is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Johnson is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nancy Dawson's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Dawson obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dawson accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dawson include: Legion of Merit Award; Best Doctors in America; and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer

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

Dr. Claudine Isaacs' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Washington, DC. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Dr. Isaacs's areas of expertise include breast cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Isaacs has received professional recognition including the following: Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors; Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Bruce Cheson's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Cheson attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in leukemia and lymphoma. Dr. Cheson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cheson honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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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.