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About Dr. Joseph Fontana

Dr. Joseph Fontana, MD, PHD, BS is a Doctor primarily located in Detroit, MI. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology, Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Fontana is affiliated with John D Dingell VA Medical Center, Harper Hospital and Harper University Hospital. He speaks English.

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph Fontana is Excellent. Dr. Joseph Fontana has been rated by 1 patients. From those 1 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph Fontana is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

John D Dingell VA Medical Center

4646 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
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Dr. Joseph Fontana 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.

  • Hematology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph Fontana has the following 24 expertise

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Closed Head Injuries
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hormone-Dependent Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Myeloma
  • Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Urogenital Cancer (Genitourinary)

Dr. Joseph Fontana has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph Fontana is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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Best Dr. ever

My experience with Dr Fontana has been the most wonderful compared to past experiences. Dr. Fontana has always been up front with my diagnosis and is willing to fight for my treatment. He has been right up on all of my tests and lets me know the results as soon as he finds them out. Dr. Fontana's bed side manner is as great as his knowledge and education of his profession. My wife and I have been totally satisfied with Dr. Fontana in every way possible. We are very fortunate to have been assigned to Dr. Fontana. We have nothing but greatness to say about him and want to thank him for caring and being here.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Fontana is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • John D Dingell VA Medical Center
  • Harper Hospital
  • Harper University Hospital
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center
  • Hutzel Women's Hospital
  • Karmanos Cancer Center
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • University of MD Medical System
  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

John D Dingell VA Medical Center, 4646 John R St, Detroit, MI
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