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About Dr. George R Polkinghorn
Dr. George R Polkinghorn, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Augusta, ME, with another office in Brunswick, ME. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Polkinghorn is affiliated with Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Maine Medical Center and Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Polkinghorn has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. George R Polkinghorn 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. George R Polkinghorn has the following 4 expertise
- Cancerous Tumor
Dr. George R Polkinghorn has 0 board certified specialties
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My farther was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and Dr. Polkinghorn was assigned to take care of him. We are in the early stages of treatment but after a few visits with Dr. Polkinghorn I am very glad to have him as my farthers Doctor. He is a very smart Doctor and a very caring man. He has brought great hope and high spirits to my farther. I recommend Dr. Polkinghorn to anyone seeking top notch care.
Dr Polkinghorn has seen me through my non-hodgekins lymphoma. All during my treatments and surgerys he was always there for my questions and concerns. He has a fantastic memory and keen attention for detail. He is what I feel is the ideal combination of experience, intelligence, training, and manner to instill confidence in the patient. We will be friends for years to come!
Very kind and caring. Office staff exceptional. Support staff excellent.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 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 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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. Polkinghorn is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Dr. George R Polkinghorn accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Choice PPO - ME
- Anthem HMO Maine
- Anthem Pathway - ME
- Anthem Pathway Enhanced - ME
- Anthem Pathway X Enhanced/Ind Guided Access ME
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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