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About Dr. Donald W Northfelt

Dr. Donald W Northfelt, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ, with another office in Scottsdale, AZ. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology, Hematology & Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Northfelt has received 8 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Donald W Northfelt is Great. Dr. Donald W Northfelt has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Donald W Northfelt is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Mayo Clinic Hospital

5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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Mayo Clinic

13400 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Specialties

Dr. Donald W Northfelt has the following 3 specialties

  • 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.

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Donald W Northfelt has the following 17 expertise

  • Kaposi Sarcoma
  • Neutropenia
  • Blood Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma

Dr. Donald W Northfelt has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Donald W Northfelt is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Left town, no notice to patients.

In 2004, while in practice in Palm Springs, CA., Northfelt abruptly closed his practice and left without notice to his patients. Furthermore he sold patients' files to a local Dr. Grimm, D.O. without permission of patients. Very unprofessional and insulting.

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The Very Best!

Dr. Northfelt makes his recommendations for treatment based on the patient as an individual, rather than recommending the same treatment "recipe" for every patient with the same diagnosis. He definitely thinks outside of the box and has a modern perspective on how to treat the type of breast cancer the patient has. I am so grateful to him for this, and I feel so fortunate to have him as my doctor. I just happened upon his Twitter account when I looked him up and was impressed by his posts about healthy eating and exercise and the role this plays in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, and good health in general. There is no need to have a Twitter account to read the posts. I just can not say enough good things about Dr. Northfelt. He is a very wonderful and compassionate doctor.

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Beware

He made mistakes . Twice. Too easily distracted , and he put way too much pressure on me to participate in a study he was a principal investigator in. He was more concerned for the study than me.

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The Best

Dr. Northfelt supports medical expertise, healthy diet, appropriate daily exercise and the positive emotional well-being of his patients. A lot of physicians are not blessed with this gift. He is honest, thorough and explains the diagnosis so that a patient can easily understand what's going on.

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One Star

Not just one, but two significant errors in the time he treated me.

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1985

  • Ucsf Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Donald W Northfelt accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

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