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Dr. Susan Elaine Harold, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6001 W Outer Drive; Suite 429
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Susan Harold's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Detroit, MI. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harold's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. She honors Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Harold's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Harold (or staff) speaks Romanian, Greek, and French.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Screening, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Men's Health Issues, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Manam, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Rajendra Manam, who practices in Southfield, MI, Bingham Farms, MI, and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manam include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manam honors. Dr. Manam attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Manam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Manam's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Anibal Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Anibal Drelichman is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman honors. Dr. Drelichman is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of DMC Harper University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Michael J Kraut, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Kraut is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Kraut's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and esophagus problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kraut graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. 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. Tosan Andrew Fregene, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20770 Greenfield
Oak Park, MI
 

Dr. Tosan Fregene is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Fregene attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Lyle Steven Goldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lyle Goldman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Bingham Farms, MI, and Novi, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Goldman is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Cynthia Mahesh Vakhariya, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Vakhariya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Bingham Farms, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Vakhariya's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Vakhariya trained at Providence Hospital for residency. 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
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Robert Bloom is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bloom attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Michael Berkovic, DO
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3577 W. 13 Mile Road; Suite 204
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. Michael Berkovic is an oncologist and medical oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Berkovic honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Howard H Terebelo, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Howard Terebelo practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Southfield, MI, Bingham Farms, MI, and Novi, MI. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include leukemia, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myeloma. Dr. Terebelo's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

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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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