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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Grosse Pointe, MI, Rochester, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Leonard is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Leonard focuses on lung cancer and chemotherapy. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonard takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Carrie Dul's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Dul focuses on breast cancer. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dul attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for her residency. Dr. Dul's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Seid is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Seid 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: 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 is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Arabic. Dr. Khan is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at Beaumont Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Clinical interests: Chemotherapy

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

Dr. Laura Biernat specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Macomb, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Rochester, MI. Patients gave Dr. Biernat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in chemotherapy and breast cancer. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biernat accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabir include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Sabir honors 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.