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About Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha MD
Dr. Padmanabha (aka Dr. Padman) strives to be an excellent radiation oncologist who is approachable, accessible, and generally there for his patients. He answers most patient and family phone calls on the same day and there’s someone on-call after hours for urgent questions. His aim is that patients and families leave his office more confident, calmer, with a thorough and honest understanding of their diagnosis. Dr. Sidd Padman fell in New Orleans almost immediately, and has been taking care of patients in the New Orleans area for about ten years. Prior to that, he studied at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech – go Beavers!) and went to medical school at the University of California (UCSF).
3800 Houma Blvd Ste 240
Metairie, LA 70006
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Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha has the following 2 specialties
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- Radiation Oncology
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the use of nuclear medicine in diagnosing and treating cancer in a patient.
These doctors work in concert with other cancer specialists in order to determine the best form of treatment for a specific patient. Radiation oncologists are in charge of determining the correct dose of radiation to be used in treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as the appropriate amount of time that radiation should be administered in order to maximize the therapeutic benefits.
Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha has the following 3 expertise
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Radiation Therapy
Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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17 Years Experience
University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Dr. Siddhartha Padmanabha Accepts the Following Insurance
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsJefferson Radiation Oncology, 3800 Houma Blvd Ste 240, Metairie, LA
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