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Dr. Heather A Wakelee Is this you?

About Dr. Heather A Wakelee

Dr. Heather A Wakelee, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palo Alto, CA. Her specialties include Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Wakelee has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Heather A Wakelee is Great. Dr. Heather A Wakelee has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Heather A Wakelee is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute

875 Blake Wilbur Dr
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Specialties

Dr. Heather A Wakelee has the following 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Brain Cancer (Meningel Neoplasm)
  • Cancerous Tumor
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastasis

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Reviews

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One Star

I was not impressed with Dr Wakelee's care of my mother. Once my mom announced she didn't want to use a drug under clinical trial she was summarily dismissed. Wait times were as much as 45 in the exam room before the dr showed up. Visits were short and curt. One visit we were told a diagnosis of Stage2A the next visit told Stage 2B . Two months later while with my moms social worker she was asking me my understanding of my moms diagnosis... Only to see from her the chart said stage 3B. Upon paging Dr Wakelee to clarify wakelee said it was 3B was correct the other had been a typo. Not impressed.

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Five Stars

Best Dr. Ever!

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the right doctor for me

Dr. Heather Wakelee is the right doctor for me... and probably you. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about her field-lung cancer. She and her staff are always available to answer questions you may have. She always spends the time necessary to help with your treatment plan and NEVER rushes to see another patient. She lays out the options and lets you be part of the plan. She is what you expect a doctor to be- professional, helpful, personable, approachable, and human.

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a brilliant doctor

Dr. Wakelee is a gem and lucky are those that are in her excellent care. She saved my life.

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Five Stars

Heather Wakelee is an angel on earth. She has the educational background, does research, is intelligent, but also kind, caring, thoughtful and has the most amazing bedside manner.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • 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™.

  • Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Heather A Wakelee accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute, 875 Blake Wilbur Dr, Palo Alto, CA

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