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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Arslan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include clinical trials. Dr. Arslan is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Vidant Health, and Hampton VA Medical Center. Dr. Arslan attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Anthony Danso, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Michael Danso's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Danso accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University College London (UCL) Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

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Dr. Boon Cheng C Kok, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Boon Kok's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kok accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut. Dr. Kok (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. Dr. Kok is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center.

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

Dr. Lloyd Shabazz is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Shabazz is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shabazz graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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

Dr. Daniel Atienza works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Atienza attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Michael Lee is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Dr. Scott James Cross, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Scott Cross is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cross honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

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Dr. Ranjit Kumar Goudar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Ranjit Goudar is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Goudar attended Duke University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goudar is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Shaker Saman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Norfolk, VA. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. 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.

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

Dr. Dean McGaughey sees patients in Norfolk, VA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. McGaughey honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McGaughey trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. McGaughey is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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

Dr. John Howard's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Howard accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Naval Hospital Oakland. His professional 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
355 Crawford Street; Suite 300
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Sowjanya Nagabhirava is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Chesapeake, VA and Portsmouth, VA. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Nagabhirava studied medicine 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
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Gauri Radkar is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Radkar graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Radkar's training includes a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center. 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
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Kenneth More sees patients in Virginia Beach, VA and Portsmouth, VA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. More (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with National Naval Medical Center and Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. More is in-network for Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Navy Commendation Medal, US Navy and Meretorious Service Medal, USN.

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Dr. Burton Francis Alexander III, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Burton Alexander is a medical oncologist and hematologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Alexander studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas A Alberico, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Thomas Alberico is a physician who specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Alberico graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Hampton Roads Super Doctors and Beechum Award, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.

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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.