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We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Blue Choice near Novi, MI.

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Manam, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Rajendra Manam's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI. Dr. Manam (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Manam's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Manam is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. He trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manam honors.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Michael J Kraut, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Michael Kraut, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Kraut attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Kraut's clinical interests include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and esophagus problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anibal Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Anibal Drelichman, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Drelichman accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Drelichman's training includes a residency program at DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Howard H Terebelo, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Howard Terebelo is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myeloma. Dr. Terebelo's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terebelo honors. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Terebelo trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Myeloma, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Dr. Cynthia Mahesh Vakhariya, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Vakhariya's specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. She practices in Novi, MI, Bingham Farms, MI, and Southfield, MI. She attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. These areas are among Dr. Vakhariya's clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colon Cancer, CT Scan, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite 2s
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Robert Bloom is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Bloom focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloom accepts. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Bloom has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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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.