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

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology in Washington, DC. Dr. Henshaw graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Henshaw trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and biopsy. Dr. Henshaw is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Physician Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Henshaw is affiliated with Children's National Health System, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center. 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)

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

Dr. Waddah Al-Refaie's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Washington, DC. Dr. Al-Refaie's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Al-Refaie average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Al-Refaie attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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 is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isaacs's areas of expertise include breast cancer. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Isaacs has received include Newsweek's Top Cancer Doctors; Washingtonian Magazine's Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America. She is conversant in French. Dr. Isaacs's professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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. His clinical interests encompass leukemia and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Cheson attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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

Dr. Lynt Johnson works as a general practitioner, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Washington, DC. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include minimally invasive surgery and pancreatic surgery. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Johnson's office for an appointment. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

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). Dr. Willey has a special interest in breast surgery and breast cancer. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Willey attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Willey an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

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 medical specialty is hospital medicine (hospitalist), adult hematology, and adult oncology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Xu takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Suburban Hospital. Dr. Xu is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Boice's specialty is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Boice graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Boice a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Baltimore Magazine Top Doc; APOG Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Patients' Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Aiwu He sees patients in Washington, DC. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include liver cancer. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Central South University and a graduate of the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. He has received the following distinction: Outstanding poster presentation Award, Digestive Disease Weekly. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu works as a general practitioner, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Ihemelandu focuses on cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Ihemelandu attended medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ihemelandu is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bleeding, anemia, and solid tumor. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Unguru 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 professional recognition including the following: Baltimore Top Doc. In addition to English, Dr. Unguru speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Research, Bleeding, Solid Tumor, Anemia

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

Dr. Robert Warren is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in breast issues. Dr. Warren is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Warren is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues

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

Dr. Maria Nunes is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Washington, DC. Her medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Nunes is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nunes (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedStar Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Dennis Priebat practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Washington, DC. Patient ratings for Dr. Priebat average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Priebat include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is affiliated with MedStar Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Priebat's office for an appointment. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Priebat trained at Washington Hospital Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Stephen Liu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of immunotherapy, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Liu is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Liu completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor Award; Super Doctors, Top Doctor Award, Southern California Rising Star Honoree; and American Society for Clinical Oncology Merit Award.

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

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

Dr. Nancy Dawson practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Dawson is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Dawson completed a residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Dawson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Legion of Merit Award; Best Doctors in America; and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urologic Cancer

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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.
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