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Dr. Randal J West has the following 2 specialties
- Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Randal J West has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Randal J West has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Randal J West is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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I was unexpectedly diagnosed with endometrial cancer December 13, 2016. After being admitted I saw Dr West. A sence of calm came over me. It’s been almost a year and after 3 Chemo treatments, major surgery, 3 more Chemo treatments I had a catscan in June and surprisingly I got a fantastic result. We truthfully were not sure. I’m now on maintenance Chemo for a year and I’m doing great. From his upmost professionalism, knowledge, confidence, beside manner to his sense of humor and most of all making the patients feelings and consideration a top priority he’s is A Number 1
What a rollercoaster ride you are on when you have cancer & not one you are familiar with! While it may be his day to day career, it's not the every day for family of someone diagnosed. He seemed like he was bothered by questions and had terrible bedside manner. He let my sister suffer in incredible pain because he was unwilling to allow palliative care or anyone else to help. In fact, he made her feel bad when she finally chose a hospice doctor. The hospice doctor was amazing and unfortunately only had him for 5 days before her passing. While I don't know that the outcome could have been different with another doctor, I do know, it would have been a much easier ride for her and our family if he had had a little compassion and didn't act as if he was "high and mighty".
I spent 22 months of my life in his care. I agreed to surgery because I was told I might have cancer. The surgery went badly. He completely missed the early signs of septic poisoning (high fever and violent vomiting) and sent me home, only to have my colon rupture 3 days later. He also mis-diagnosed a severe allergic reaction to benzoin tincture solution as being just a yeast infection. He repeatedly used benzoinf tincture on my skin whenever I had steri strips. This caused my skin to blister and burn, die and peel off every time he did surgery on me. After a total of 6 hospital stays, 5 surgeries and 22 months of fighting for my life, he had the audacity to tell me all my problems were my fault because I didn't follow his directions! Totally untrue! I left his care with a deep sense of betrail.
Dr. West is very caring doctor. His diagnosis was prompt and accurate. My post op care was very successful and with minimal pain. I am a nurse myself and have worked with many doctors and can truly say he has the best bedside manner I have seen. His staff is also wonderful, I am always greeted with a caring smile.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
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 (2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
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38 Years Experience
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Dr. Randal J West accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsRandal John West Md, 1401 Johnston Willis Dr # 1100, North Chesterfield, VA
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