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About Dr. Marilou Terpenning
Dr. Marilou Terpenning, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pacific Palisades, CA. She has 42 years of experience. Her specialties include Medical Oncology, Hematology and Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Terpenning is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Terpenning has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Marilou Terpenning has the following 3 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.
- 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.
Dr. Marilou Terpenning has the following 10 expertise
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Blood Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
Dr. Marilou Terpenning has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Marilou Terpenning is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Patients' Choice Award (2015)
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 (2014)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Terpenning is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Ucla Medical Center
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Locations & DirectionsMarilou Terpenning Md, 528 Palisades Dr # 537, Pacific Palisades, CA
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