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We found 4 oncologists who accept HAP Preferred Health Plan Medicare PPO near Grosse Pointe, MI.

Dr. Robert Thomas Morris, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
19229 Mack Avenue; Suite 38
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Robert Morris sees patients in Detroit, MI, Farmington, MI, and Grosse Pointe, MI. His medical specialties are gynecologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Morris's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Morris is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Vaginal Cancer, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Leigh Ann Solomon, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
19229 Mack Avenue; Suite 38
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Leigh Solomon practices gynecologic oncology in Detroit, MI and Grosse Pointe, MI. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Solomon has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Solomon's professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Disease

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
22101 Moross Road; Suite 311
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ira Winer is a gynecologic oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winer takes. Dr. Winer graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Disease

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
19229 Mack Avenue; Suite 10
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Linda Rissman practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rissman include breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rissman honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Rissman is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: 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.