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About Dr. Antony J Charles MD
Dr. Antony J Charles, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Knoxville, TN, with other offices in Loudon, TN and Knoxville, TN (and 2 other locations). He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Charles is affiliated with LeConte Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Antony J Charles has 5 locations
2480 Highway 72 N Ste 100
Loudon, TN 37774
1926 Alcoa Hwy Ste 210
Knoxville, TN 37920
1926 Alcoa Hwy Ste 350
Knoxville, TN 37920
5779 Creekwood Park Blvd # 140
Lenoir City, TN 37772
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Dr. Antony J Charles has the following 4 specialties
A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Hematology and Oncology
An Oncologist 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.
Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.
Dr. Antony J Charles has the following 16 expertise
- Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Hepatitis C
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Interventional Oncology
- Blood Cancer
Dr. Antony J Charles is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Very good oncologist
Self-verified patient of Dr. Antony J Charles - Posted on January 15th, 2019
Dr Charles took very good care of my wife, and I am thankful to him for saving her life. He always explained things to us and allowed my wife to have input in the decisions regarding her care. He is very smart and up to date on all of the recent research and national protocols for cancer treatments. Most importantly he really cares about his patients.
Excellent caring oncologist
Self-verified patient of Dr. Antony J Charles - Posted on September 6th, 2018
I am so thankful for the care I have received from Dr Charles and his staff for rectal cancer. Dr Charles has always taken the time to explain things to me and answer any questions I have had about my treatment. I was a high risk patient during chemo due to a very rare genetic deficiency (DPD) I have that makes it difficult for my body to metabolize and clear the 5FU . Dr Charles knew exactly how to treat me. He knew when to give the chemo, how to adjust the dosage for my DPD deficiency and when to hold or stop the chemo. He also knew how to manage my side effects. Several times I was very sick and had to be hospitalized and he gave me excellent care during those times. I am a registered nurse with 32 years experience and I have seen my share of both good and bad doctors....Dr Charles is by far one of the best doctors I have ever known. I am very thankful that God led me to Dr Charles for my care. May God bless him and his staff as they continue to care for their patients. I would highly recommend this doctor.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Antony J Charles - Posted on March 17th, 2018
Dr. Charles has given my son excellent care and shown him much compassion as he endured his cancer treatment. I must also compliment him for his compassion he gave to us as parents in such a devestating time for our family. Our son is healthy and happy one year later! Thank you Dr. Charles! We are truly thankful!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Antony J Charles - Posted on August 25th, 2016
It's very sad that I ended up with this doctor at UT Hospital after Dr Miller left. Dr Charles needs to speak better English it's so hard to understand him it's important to be able to under your Doctor to get to best treatment. Dr Anthony Charles was told by another doctor not to give me any more chemo due to radiation burn for 2 weeks and he talked me in to taking chemo 4 days later and I got worse. His words were this chemo is mild and I will be fine. I ended up very sick for 3 month and could not get the treatment I needed. Once I got better I tried the chemo he recommend and had a bad reaction and 2 weeks later the cancer grew in to my bones. Got more radiation and was told no more chemo. Next office visit with Dr Charles he was trying to push more chemo on me after I told him I suppose to wait for the radiation to ware off and all he would say is that this treatment is mild. Yea I heard that before so he set it up and I cancel the treatment the next day. Then I changed doctor so glad I did now I am getting the right treatment I need. I was told later on by a doctor that Dr Charles is the type of Dr that will follow you to your grave with a bag chemo. I could never say anything bad about his staff or all the nurses at the cancer unit. They always gave me great service and was so nice.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Antony J Charles - Posted on January 21st, 2015
Dr. Charles is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
- Kilpauk Med Coll Univ Ma
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Dr. Antony J Charles Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Knoxville PPOx
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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