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About Dr. Merrill S Kies
Dr. Merrill S Kies, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kies is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Dr. Kies has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Merrill S Kies 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.
- 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. Merrill S Kies has the following 18 expertise
- Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Cancerous Tumor
- Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
- Thoracic Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Bone Cancer
- Local Neoplasm Recurrence
- Metastatic Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Tongue Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Liver Cancer
Dr. Merrill S Kies has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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My husband was already being treated as palliative (doctor speak for walking dead). He has a Sottish Nurse who loves to expand on just how much you will suffer and how awful you will look if you use his one trick pony. Chemo. He gave my husband chemo which was worth while +/- 5 %. meaning statistically useless. Sloane gave it a +/- 2%.. Of course the cancer came back. We asked about going to other institutions and he blew up. Sneered and said, " you can go to any where you like". He offered to do a 50 DNA match study, After the death sentence was in, because this is how MDAnderson works. TRUST ME IT IS NOT BEING DONE FOR YOU but he'll make it sound like a little ray of sunshine. IF YOU HAVE VIABLE FROZEN PATHOLOGY. MDAnderson will wait until it is of no real value to you for targeted treatments. Then offer to run DNA match protocols DO NOT DO IT. MDA , YES IT IS ON THEIR OWN URL., GOING TO DO A BROAD NON FOCUSED TEST. THESE TESTS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO HELP YOU SPECIFICALLY. They are only offered as you advance in disease, so they can catalogue samples. Then they will wait until you are even sicker. They'll offer to do a larger test. Way too late for you. Think you're offering up your tumor to science? Think again! You may well find that within the next few years there may be a immunization study that fits your cancer. Many are already beginning to be successfully used w/far less damage to the system than chemo. Often, they even have the advantage of being repeated, with greater survival rates as they come on line. MDA's URL site in 'research ' describes how they will sell or arrange for other research labs to get samples of your pathology even while you are still alive & which might have helped you instead. Think before you act. Make sue you know why you're letting him do this. Get a Med. lawyer. to help you process this. Kies will never tell you the truth.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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 Award (2012)
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.
Dr. Kies is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
45 Years Experience
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Dr. Merrill S Kies accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
Locations & DirectionsMd Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX
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