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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is especially interested in clinical trials. Dr. Arslan is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Arslan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Arslan's professional affiliations include 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

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, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. Dr. Danso graduated from the University College London (UCL) Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Danso completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Danso is an in-network provider for 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, who practices in Suffolk, VA, Chesapeake, VA, and Norfolk, VA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Atienza speaks Filipino. Dr. Atienza'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. Michael Lee works as a hematologist and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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

Dr. Boon Kok is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kok completed a residency program at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut. Dr. Kok (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include 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. He works in Portsmouth, VA and Suffolk, VA. Dr. Shabazz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Shaker Saman specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Norfolk, VA. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Dr. Saman is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Saman's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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

Dr. Scott Cross is a Norfolk, VA physician who specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Cross's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cross 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

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

Dr. Ranjit Goudar's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Dean McGaughey practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Norfolk, VA. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency 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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Howard is affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Karen Russell's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Russell attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. She has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. She is professionally 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. Sowjanya Nagabhirava is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Chesapeake, VA and Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Nagabhirava honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Nagabhirava (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. More is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. He honors Medicare insurance. 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. His 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. She is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bremer's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her distinctions include: 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. Dr. Radkar honors MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Radkar performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center.

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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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