We found 18 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Norfolk, VA.

Dr. Gohar Arslan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
355 Crawford Street; Suite 300
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Gohar Arslan is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Arslan has indicated that his clinical interests include clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Vidant Health, and Hampton VA Medical Center. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arslan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Michael Danso, who practices in Norfolk, VA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Danso's professional affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School, Dr. Danso performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Michael Lee's areas of specialization are adult hematology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients rated Dr. Lee highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Scott Cross is an adult hematologist and medical oncologist in Norfolk, VA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. Dr. Cross honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Cross is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: John A Prior Award for Clinical Excellence, The Ohio State University Medical Center; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, The Ohio State University; and "Gorilla Award" for Outstanding Senior Resident, The Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Karen Russell is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Russell is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. She is affiliated with Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
355 Crawford Street; Suite 300
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Lloyd Shabazz is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Portsmouth, VA and Suffolk, VA. On average, patients gave Dr. Shabazz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Kenneth More is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Virginia Beach, VA and Portsmouth, VA. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. More is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. His distinctions include: Navy Commendation Medal, US Navy and Meretorious Service Medal, USN. Dr. More (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. Dr. More's professional affiliations include National Naval Medical Center and Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Celesteann Bremer's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bremer is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received distinctions including Sir Osler Award for Outstanding Teaching Intern, EVMS Medical School and James Baker Award, EVMS Internal Medicine Residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Gauri Radkar specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Radkar attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Radkar is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Dean McGaughey specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. McGaughey is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Boon Kok is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. Dr. Kok takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Kok (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Shaker Saman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Saman attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Burton Alexander specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Alexander's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Ranjit Goudar is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goudar honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Edward George is a specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. He works in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. George trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. George is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Thomas Alberico's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Alberico is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Hampton Roads Super Doctors and Beechum Award, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation. He is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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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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