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About Dr. Leonard J Appleman

Dr. Leonard J Appleman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology & Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Appleman has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Leonard J Appleman is Excellent. Dr. Leonard J Appleman has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Leonard J Appleman is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

5115 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Dr. Leonard J Appleman has the following 2 specialties

  • 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. Leonard J Appleman has the following 9 expertise

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Blood Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Leukemia


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Outstanding in every respect.

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Five Stars

Dr. Appleman is a great doctor! I am very thankful he is my oncologist. He answers my questions fully and spends as much time with me as I need. He responds promptly to phone calls. He is extremely intelligent and caring. I can't say enough about how wonderful I think he is.

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Very impressive.

Dr. Appleman was a referal for a second opinion on previously diagnosed prostate cancer. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and understanding of the future treatment I would be undertaking. Well after the appointment he personaly called to do a follow up - even though I was no longer his patient and did not live in the Pittsburgh area.

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60.0 minutes
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Outstanding Doctor

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Appleman as my Doctor. While going through stage 4 metastatic bone cancer from my prostate, Dr. Appleman could not give me more attentive, responsive and caring treatment. He always makes himself available to attend to my needs and treats his patients in a way all doctors should practice. He takes time to listen carefully and alaways follows up on treatment issues. If I have to have a disease like I do, it is lucky I have Dr. Appleman to treat me.

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20.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Accurate Diagnosis
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Brilliant, compassionate doctor

Dr. Appleman is the perfect combination: really knows his stuff (MD, PhD, taught at Harvard) AND is incredibly caring, dedicated, and a great listener ...

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • 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™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Leonard J Appleman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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