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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Arslan focuses on clinical trials. Dr. Arslan takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Arslan completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Arslan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Vidant Health, and Hampton VA Medical Center.

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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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Danso is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kok is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut. Dr. Kok (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center.

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

Dr. Daniel Atienza, who practices in Suffolk, VA, Chesapeake, VA, and Norfolk, VA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Atienza's training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Atienza speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic 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 practices adult hematology and medical oncology. 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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. He practices in Norfolk, VA. His professional 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 completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Cross is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Cross's distinctions 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
355 Crawford Street; Suite 300
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Lloyd Shabazz practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Portsmouth, VA and Suffolk, VA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shabazz is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Shabazz attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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

Dr. Shaker Saman's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Saman is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General 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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Goudar's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Goudar attended Duke University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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

Dr. Dean McGaughey's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. McGaughey is professionally 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. Dr. Howard accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. 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.

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

Dr. Sowjanya Nagabhirava practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Chesapeake, VA and Portsmouth, VA. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from Andhra Medical College. Dr. Nagabhirava (or staff) is conversant in 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Radkar is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radkar takes. She attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. More's distinctions include: Navy Commendation Medal, US Navy and Meretorious Service Medal, USN. Dr. More (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with National Naval Medical Center and Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

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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's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Alexander has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Thomas Alberico's medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Alberico has received professional recognition including the following: 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.