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About Dr. Douglas D Tisdale MD
Dr. Douglas D Tisdale, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Winchester, MA. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology. He speaks English.
Dr. Douglas D Tisdale has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Douglas D Tisdale has the following 8 expertise
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Blood Cancer
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas D Tisdale - Posted on January 11th, 2019
Dr. Tisdale is nothing short of amazing. He is extremely knowledgeable in cancer research. Dr. T not only has a great bedside manner he also has a great sense of humor. Cancer is a very frightening life event, Dr. Tisdale has a way of making you feel very comfortable and provides hope when you feel all is lost. He spends a lot of time explaining all aspects of cancer and treatment options and helps you to understand which would be the best option for each individual patient like me. He also asks a lot of questions which helps him gain a solid understanding of each patient not only as a cancer patient but also as a person. I met Dr. Tisdale a my Cancer Doctor, I now consider him a friend home I have the utmost respect for. In addition the entire team at the Center for Cancer Care in Winchester are amazing. From the front desk staff to the infusion nurses. I couldn't ask for better care.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas D Tisdale - Posted on May 20th, 2017
Dr Tisdale is the best of the best
Self-verified patient of Dr. Douglas D Tisdale - Posted on March 19th, 2013
My experience with breast cancer in Boston was terrible. I felt like a number not a person. My medical oncologist's idea of explaining things to me was to hand me a 15 page, double sided packet of medical jargon which took me 2 weeks to understand. When I got to my next appointment he asked me what I had decided. He would not offer any advice, it was my choice. I told him I wasn't a doctor and would like him to help me figure out what was best. He wouldn't and I never went back to Boston. I got a second opinion from a Dr. in Peabody who had been recommended to me. I was scared to death, but she was very good. She would have taken me as a patient, but recommended Dr. Tisdale as one of the best of the best and he was close to where I lived, which would make it easier for me. When I met him I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Tisdale had been in cancer research until he decided he wanted to work with the patients. He has an amazing bedside manner, we talked for over an hour that day and he answered every question I had. We both decided I would opt for chemo because I had an aggressive form of cancer. After each chemo session I saw him for at least 1/2 hour. Since he was a research doctor, he asked tons of questions and then explained how the questions tied into cancer research. His diagnosis was always on the spot, he never made me feel rushed and was always honest about what he thought. I don't know what I would have done without him and his nurse, Cindy, who is ;outstanding - the two of them were God sent. I am now 6 years cancer free thanks to their knowledge, insight and compassion for others. They are two people I will never forget. One more thing, the Oncology staff, who is with you during chemo treatments, is also amazing! If this software allowed, I would have given them 10 stars.
33 Years Experience
University Of British Columbia
Graduated in 1986
St Elizabeths Medical Center
Dr. Douglas D Tisdale Accepts the Following Insurance
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCENTER FOR CANCER CARE, 620 Washington St Ste 2130, Winchester, MA
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