We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Chelsea, MI.

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Dr. Elie Ghassoub Dib, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
775 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Elie Dib practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Dib attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dib speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Erik John Carson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
775 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Erik Carson works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Ypsilanti, MI, Chelsea, MI, and Canton, MI. Dr. Carson graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

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Dr. Kathleen Woodruff Beekman III, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
775 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Kathleen Beekman is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Beekman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Niklas Joakim Mackler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
775 S Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Niklas Mackler is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackler is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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