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We found 6 providers with an interest in chemotherapy and who accept HAP St. John near Utica, MI.

Dr. Robert Jay Leonard, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 402
Macomb Township, 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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All Interests: Chemotherapy

Dr. Laura Ann Biernat, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 402
Macomb Township, 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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All Interests: Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michael Dural Castillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 320
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Michael Castillo is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Shelby Township, MI, East China, MI, and Roseville, MI. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Castillo accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed K Ajjour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43230 Garfield Road; Suite 150
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Mohamed Ajjour is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajjour include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajjour's education and training includes medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ajjour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mouhammed Anas Joumaa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
50505 Schoenherr Road; Suite 320
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Mouhammed Joumaa's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Joumaa's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joumaa attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
45628 Schoenherr Road
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sayed's training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , chemotherapy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of powerful medicines to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. There are over 100 anti-cancer drugs available today. These medications may be used alone, in combination with each other, or with alternative forms of treatment, like radiation therapy and surgery. The choice of drug and method of administration are determined by the type of disease and the patient's overall health. Some common ways chemotherapy may be given are:

  • Intravenously, where the medication is given through a needle inserted into your vein. This is the most frequently used method of chemotherapy administration.
  • By mouth, in tablet, capsule, or liquid form. Not all anti-cancer drugs can be taken this way because they can be destroyed by stomach acids, or the body cannot absorb them through the lining of the stomach and intestines.
  • By injection, which uses a needle and syringe to administer chemotherapy either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcutaneous injections go just under the skin, while intramuscular injections go through the skin and into the muscle. Methotrexate, a medication widely used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, can be given intramuscularly and subcutaneously.
  • Intra-arterially, where the drugs are given directly into the artery that supplies blood to the tumor. Intra-arterial chemotherapy is most often used for liver cancer.
  • Intrathecally, where the medication is delivered into the spinal fluid. This type of chemotherapy is used to treat cancers that have spread to the brain or spinal cord.
  • Intrapleurally, where anti-cancer drugs are administered into the space between the lung’s outer surface and the inner lining of the chest cavity. Patients with lung cancer may receive this type of chemotherapy.
  • Intravesically, where the medicine is given through a tube that is inserted into the bladder. Intravesical chemotherapy only affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder, so it is often used to treat early-stage bladder cancer.
In the process of killing abnormal cells, chemotherapy drugs can also harm healthy cells. This is why many patients who receive anti-cancer drug treatments experience side effects like fatigue, nausea, hair loss, pain while swallowing, mouth sores, shortness of breath, weight changes, and fertility issues. Keeping track of side effects you experience, along with details like how often they occur or how severe they are, can help your doctor better customize your chemotherapy regimen.

Chemotherapy is a powerful treatment for cancer and some autoimmune disorders, but it may not be able to eliminate the diseases at their advanced stages. Even if this is the case, your doctor may still include it in your treatment plan to help ease symptoms of your condition or prevent the disease from progressing.