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About Dr. James Fitzgibbons
Dr. James Fitzgibbons, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Eugene, OR. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Fitzgibbons is affiliated with PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District, Peace Harbor Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center - University Dist 8/10/2008 Courtesy Current Internal Medicine. He speaks English.
Dr. James Fitzgibbons has the following 4 specialties
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Dr. James Fitzgibbons has the following 16 expertise
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Adult T-Cell Leukemia-Lymphoma
- Blood Cancer
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hepatitis C
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Dr. James Fitzgibbons is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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I have had two relatives die from the treatment of this doctor. He recommended the easier for the patient treatments for the patients instead of what would be most effective. Both relatives relied upon blood testing to detect cancer in the body and both had a relapse just prior to their 5 year anniversary date. One aunt who had bone cancer spread throughout her body to the point where the tumor in the femur caused her leg to break had a "clean" blood test 6 months prior to the break. Both were dead within the year. Clearly there are problems with following up and keeping an eye on whether cancer is recurring or not.
Dr. Fitzgibbons is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Peace Harbor Hospital
Sacred Heart Medical Center - University Dist 8/10/2008 Courtesy Current Internal Medicine
St John's Medical Center
Cottage Grove Hospital
McKenzie - Willamette Medical Center
St. Joseph's Hospital
Sacred Heart Medical Center - RiverBend 7/14/1978 Active Current Medical Oncology
Sacred Heart-University Distr
Sacred Heart Medical Center At Riverbend
45 Years Experience
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Oregon Health & Science University
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Locations & DirectionsWillamette Valley Cancer Institute, 520 Country Club Pkwy, Eugene, OR
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