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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. After completing medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Arslan has indicated that his clinical interests include clinical trials. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Arslan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is 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

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

Dr. Michael Danso is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Norfolk, VA. The average patient rating for Dr. Danso is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Danso's professional affiliations include Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lloyd Shabazz sees patients in Portsmouth, VA and Suffolk, VA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shabazz attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shabazz trained 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, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Daniel Atienza is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. Dr. Atienza is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Atienza speaks Filipino.

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

Dr. Michael Lee is a specialist in adult hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Lee is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kok (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Malay, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Bon Secours Depaul Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, Dr. Kok attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Kok takes Medicaid and 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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Howard is professionally affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and Sentara Leigh Hospital. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland.

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

Dr. Shaker Saman is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Saman is professionally affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saman trained at the University of Missouri Health System. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Scott Cross' medical specialty is adult hematology and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital. Dr. Cross studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Cross is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Cross 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.

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

Dr. Dean McGaughey works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. McGaughey attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Ranjit Goudar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Goudar highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Sowjanya Nagabhirava's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Chesapeake, VA and Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Nagabhirava is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Nagabhirava (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally 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. Karen Russell is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. Dr. Russell takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. Dr. Russell has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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

Dr. Kenneth More's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. More attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Navy Commendation Medal, US Navy and Meretorious Service Medal, USN. Dr. More (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Gauri Radkar is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Radkar is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Radkar is professionally affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

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

Dr. Edward George's specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. George attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach 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.