- 1 Board certified
- 1 Award winners
- 7 Reviews
- Average rating is 4 stars
- Average wait time is 15 minutes
Top Oncologists in Gaithersburg, MD
935 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
- 31 years experience
- Top Doctor
- 4 star hospital
- Completed fellowship
An oncology specialist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
Oncology specialists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine.
Oncology doctors treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncology specialists then focus on providing palliative care - the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
The area of Gaithersburg, MD has a population of approximately 135,332 people. There are 2 oncologists near Gaithersburg, which gives it a ratio of 1 oncologist per 67,666 residents or a ratio of 1 oncologist per 23,221 households. There are 46,442 households in Gaithersburg.