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We found 6 medical oncologists who accept Cigna near Rochester, MI.

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Dr. Robert Jay Leonard, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Robert Leonard's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in chemotherapy. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

Dr. Carrie Lynn Dul, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Carrie Dul's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dul include breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dul trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Dul is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Jerome Edwin Seid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Road
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Seid's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Seid include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Seid accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Seid has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Urologic Cancer, Blood Disorders, Palliative Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wajahat Ali Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Wajahat Khan practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include intravenous (IV) chemotherapy. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Arabic. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Intravenous Chemotherapy

Dr. Laura Ann Biernat, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Laura Biernat sees patients in Macomb, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Rochester, MI. Her medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Biernat focuses on chemotherapy and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Biernat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tariq Sabir, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Tariq Sabir is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks Urdu. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sabir is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Sabir is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.