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We found 7 providers matching chemotherapy and who accept HAP St. John near Utica, MI.

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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 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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All Interests: Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer

Dr. Laura Ann Biernat, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 402
Macomb Township, 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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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, who practices in Shelby Township, MI, East China, MI, and Roseville, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Castillo is in-network for 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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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ajjour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Ajjour's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ajjour attended the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajjour is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajjour honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Joumaa attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. These areas are among his clinical interests: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Patients rated Dr. Joumaa highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Joumaa is professionally affiliated with 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. Edward William Schervish, MD
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 200
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Edward Schervish is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schervish completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His clinical interests include prostate problems, cryotherapy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schervish takes. 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: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $225
  • Medicare Cost: $113
Dr. Luay Sayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
45628 Schoenherr Road
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. Luay Sayed practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Sayed is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Sayed is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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.