We found 20 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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Arslan's areas of expertise include clinical trials. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Vidant Health, and Hampton VA Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Arslan graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Arslan (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Danso speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Danso has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Daniel Atienza practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Atienza performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Lee's specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Lee has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology. His professional affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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

Dr. Boon Kok sees patients in Norfolk, VA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kok is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stamford Hospital, Connecticut's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kok (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Lloyd Shabazz specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated Dr. Shabazz highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Shabazz's professional affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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

Dr. Scott Cross is an adult hematology and medical oncology specialist in Norfolk, VA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Cross trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cross has received include 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
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Shaker Saman works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. Dr. Saman is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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

Dr. Dean McGaughey practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Dr. McGaughey takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke 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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell takes. Before performing her residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Russell attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Russell has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. She is professionally affiliated with Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

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

Dr. Ranjit Goudar's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Goudar is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Goudar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive; Suite 300
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. John Howard practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Howard's professional affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Sowjanya Nagabhirava is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Nagabhirava attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nagabhirava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kenneth More practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Virginia Beach, VA and Portsmouth, VA. Dr. More (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include National Naval Medical Center and Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. Dr. More studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. More completed a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. More has received distinctions including Navy Commendation Medal, US Navy and Meretorious Service Medal, USN.

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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. Her professional affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. Dr. Bremer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bremer has received professional recognition including the following: Sir Osler Award for Outstanding Teaching Intern, EVMS Medical School and James Baker Award, EVMS Internal Medicine Residency.

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

Dr. Gauri Radkar works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. Dr. Radkar obtained her medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radkar honors.

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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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