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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 specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. He practices in Washington, DC. Dr. Henshaw studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Henshaw include cancer surgery, cryotherapy, and ablation. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henshaw accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He welcomes 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 General Practice, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
4228 Wisconsin Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Lynt Johnson is a physician who specializes in general practice, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Johnson (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. These areas are among Dr. Johnson's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, abdominal surgery, and pancreatic surgery. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center 1st Floor
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Claudine Isaacs' areas of specialization are general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Isaacs average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer. Dr. Isaacs honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. 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. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Boice attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Boice is 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boice accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Baltimore Magazine Top Doc; APOG Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Patients' Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boice's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Bruce Cheson's specialties are general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. He practices in Washington, DC. Dr. Cheson's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia and lymphoma. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Cheson attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheson is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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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). His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Al-Refaie accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For his residency, Dr. Al-Refaie trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Al-Refaie is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Al-Refaie is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is open to 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before completing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. He attended medical school at Central South University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. He include liver cancer. Dr. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. He has received the distinction of Outstanding poster presentation Award, Digestive Disease Weekly. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting 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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Dilawari has a special interest in breast cancer and cancer survivorship. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Dilawari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Priebat's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Priebat is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Chukwuemeka Ihemelandu is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist. In his practice, Dr. Ihemelandu focuses on cancer surgery. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Ihemelandu takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ihemelandu has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Ihemelandu attended medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunotherapy, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Liu has received include 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 professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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. He speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Xu attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Xu's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Joseph Catlett is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Washington, DC. Dr. Catlett has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Catlett include leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Catlett's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Catlett (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Washington Hospital Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Myeloma, Leukemia, Lymphoma

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

Dr. Robert Warren's specialties are general practice, adult hematology, and adult oncology. He practices in Washington, DC. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast issues. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warren accepts. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Warren is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues

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

Dr. Yoram Unguru is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Unguru include bleeding, anemia, and solid tumor. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Unguru takes. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Unguru's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Solid Tumor, Research, Bleeding, Anemia

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

Dr. Shawna Willey is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery and breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Willey is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Willey attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Willey's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast 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.