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Kathleen W. Beekman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
775 S Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Kathleen Beekman's areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA), St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. Dr. Beekman takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Erik J. Carson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
775 S Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Erik Carson practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Carson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA), St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Carson attended Harvard Medical School. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Elie G. Dib, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
775 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Elie Dib works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Ypsilanti, MI and Chelsea, MI. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA), St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. Dr. Dib studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Dib completed a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Niklas J. Mackler, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
775 S Main Street
Chelsea, MI
 

Dr. Niklas Mackler's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Ypsilanti, MI, Brighton, MI, and Chelsea, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Mackler average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackler honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA), St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.

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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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