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Dr. Lyudmila A Bazhenova 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.
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. The majority of hospitalists are board-certified internists and have completed the same training as other internal medicine doctors including medical school, residency and board certification examination.
Hospitalist activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital care. They have more expertise in caring for complicated hospitalized patients on a daily basis since, unlike other specialists or primary care doctors, they spend most of their day in the hospital.
They often coordinate the care of their patients and act as the central point of communication among the different doctors and nurses involved in the patient's care. They are also the main physician for family members to contact for updates on a loved one.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hepatitis C
- Lung Cancer
- Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
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I never smoked & was diagnosed with non operable stage IV lung cancer. Dr Bazhenova immediately scheduled me for chemo warning me it would be an aggressive treatment. She is straight forward yet compassionate & understanding. She lets you know your results of tests as she finds out. Example: had terrible pain in my legs for days, let her assistant know, they scheduled me for a pet scan that week, then on a Sunday morning on a holiday weekend she sent me a message via "my chart" of the results. She welcomes questions & answers any questions you have regarding any new research you heard about. Her assistant Jennifer & Dolce are very professional yet caring. One year later i was in remission & cautiously still am.
Even though she may be an expert in her field, this doctor needs to learn a lot about patient care. Never have my family and I felt so rushed in a doctor visit. If it wasn't for her staff, we barely would have any idea of the condition illness. I understand that doctors are busy, but patients are people too, so it'd be nice if she spent more than 5 minutes with us.I really hope she learns to really care for her patients and not just see them as sources to collect data to support her research to support her funding.THIS COMMENT IS NOT TO DETER YOU AWAY FROM THIS DOCTOR. If you can get her to treat you, DO IT. She is on the forefront of researching new drugs and treatments. BUT you must know that if you want someone to hold your hand, shes not the doctor. YOU must be aggressive in ASKING ALL the QUESTIONS.
One of the most knowledgeable competent physicians I have seen yet as it relates to my disease. She is a good listener and was very helpful in the decision process concerning treatment options. Extremely well informed in all areas of internal medicine. An extremely compassionate personality and positively hopeful in a fight against an incurable disease. She was extremely excited at the positive response I had to treatment after reviewing my CT. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her specialty. UCSD is an amazing institution and they are lucky to have her.
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Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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Dr. Lyudmila A Bazhenova accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Molina Mrktplace CA
- UHC SignatureValue Flex3
- UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsMoores Cancer Center, 3855 Health Sciences Dr, La Jolla, CA
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