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Dr. Mark W Karwal Is this you?

About Dr. Mark W Karwal

Dr. Mark W Karwal, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Iowa City, IA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Hematology & Oncology and Medical Oncology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark W Karwal is Good. Dr. Mark W Karwal has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark W Karwal is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics

200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
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Specialties

Dr. Mark W Karwal has the following 2 specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Myelofibrosis
  • Leukemia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Blood Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Myeloma
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer

Reviews

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Arrogant, condescending and dismissive

Dr. Karwal treated my medical questions as questions of his authority. He has terrible communication skills. He was dismissive of my concerns and did not care about what was important to me in my cancer treatment plan.

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Cancer

Very cold and uncaring. Physicians assistant is only one to examine you poorly. Waste of time. Made me feel hopeless.

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One Star

Totally arrogant. Took me off my treatment/chemo and all other medications. Did not share with me his "plan of action". Changed doctors and found that my cancer had progressed. I am VERY angry.

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Five Stars

Totally arrogant. Left me hanging. Doesn't listen.

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made my boobs nice and good again, my husband loves them

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  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mark W Karwal accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IA PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance HMO/POS
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select
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Locations & Directions

University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA

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