We found 34 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Burke, VA.

Dr. Robert Joseph Christie, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Robert Christie practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Arlington, VA and Fairfax, VA. Dr. Christie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Christie include lung cancer and lymphoma. Dr. Christie is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Christie accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors List.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma

Dr. Patricia Amelia Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Patricia Rodriguez specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer and blood disorders. On average, patients gave Dr. Rodriguez a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Her distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Tau Beta Phi Engineering Honor Society, JHU. Dr. Rodriguez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Jeanny Bautista Aragon-Ching, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8501 Arlington Boulevard; 340
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Jeanny Aragon-Ching's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. Dr. Aragon-Ching is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Aragon-Ching's medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Thomas P Butler, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Thomas Butler works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Arlington, VA and Fairfax, VA. Dr. Butler's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Society of Sigma Xi, Case Western Reserve U.; Fellowship, American Cancer Society; and Fellow, American College of Physicians. Dr. Butler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and German.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Neelima Denduluri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Neelima Denduluri is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Denduluri's areas of expertise include breast cancer and blood disorders. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Top Doctors List of 2012 and Northern Virginia Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Denduluri speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. William Baldwin Ershler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8501 Arlington Boulevard; 340
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. William Ershler's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ershler is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. Dr. Ershler's distinctions include: Research Excellence Award, Allied Signal Corportation; Geriatric Leadership Award, National Institute on Aging; and Editor, Journal of Gerontology, Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Ershler (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Raymund Serrano Cuevo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8501 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 340
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Raymund Cuevo's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Cuevo graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. He has received distinctions including cum Laude with Distinction in the Major, Yale University; Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Best Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma

Dr. John Morris Feigert, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. John Feigert's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Arlington, VA and Fairfax, VA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Feigert is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feigert obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors List. Dr. Feigert (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12255 Fair Lakes Parkway
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Poornima Pandellapalli practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Pandellapalli completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Pandellapalli is professionally affiliated with Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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Dr. Aloysius Clarence Pereira, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5999 Burke Commons Road
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Aloysius Pereira is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Falls Church, VA, Fairfax, VA, and McLean, VA. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Pereira completed residency programs at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Pereira accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Pereira has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Pereira (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Dr. Shalini Dogra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5999 Burke Commons Road
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Shalini Dogra's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Dogra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Hindi. Dr. Dogra is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Before performing her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Dr. Dogra attended Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital and R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur for medical school. Dr. Dogra accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Nicholas Robert is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Robert studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Robert include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washingtonian Best Doctors; and Washingtonian Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Dr. Anne Marie Favret, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Anne Favret's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Favret average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Favret's areas of expertise consist of cancer and blood disorders. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Her distinctions include: Northern Virginia "Top Doc"; Medical Hero Award, American Cancer Society; and Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Favret (or staff) speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Marion Elke Cole, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8501 Arlington Boulevard; 340
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Marion Cole specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Fairfax, VA. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Cole is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma

Dr. David Michael Heyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8501 Arlington Boulevard; 340
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. David Heyer sees patients in Reston, VA and Fairfax, VA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heyer include lung cancer, breast cancer, and blood disorders. Dr. Heyer honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Heyer attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Heyer's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. David Marshall Dunning, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8503 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. David Dunning is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Alexandria, VA and Fairfax, VA. Dr. Dunning's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Dunning's medical residency was performed at Madigan Army Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dunning include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors List. Dr. Dunning (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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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.