Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD

Radiation OncologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Lawenda
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

GenesisCare

7379 W Deschutes Ave Ste 100 Kennewick, WA 99336

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(509) 987-1800

Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD is a Radiation Oncology Specialist in Kennewick, WA. Dr. Lawenda has more experience with Renal Neoplasms & Resection than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Good Shepherd Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lawenda to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lawenda

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lawenda treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lawenda treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 987-1800.

Renal Neoplasms & Resection

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Neoplasms & Resection specialists.

Dr. Lawenda is experienced in the area of Renal Neoplasms & Resection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Lawenda's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Limb Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • SPECT Scan
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgical Nutrition
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma

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(509) 987-1800

Dr. Lawenda accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
United States Department of Labor
Veterans Choice Program
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Dr. Lawenda's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lawenda

4.9

Based on 109 ratings

5 Stars
96.3302752293578%
(105)
4 Stars
1.834862385321101%
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3 Stars
0.9174311926605505%
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2 Stars
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (104)
  • Listened & answered questions (103)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (102)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Long wait times (1)
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After my breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy and treatment, I was desperately in search of how to gain control of my health and do everything I can to prevent recurrence but was overwhelmed by the wealth of info out there and just didn’t know how or where to start. I spent endless hours online in search of a doctor that wasn’t only an oncologist but also an integrative medicine doctor to help me get to the root of the problem and understand my body. Unfortunately there were none locally. I came across Dr. Lawenda in my search and scheduled a consult with him via telehealth. I realized very quickly that he was exactly the doctor I was looking for. I recently completed all of my labs though him and finally feel like I have a full picture of what is going on in my body and road map on how to take control of my health. Dr. Lawenda empowered me with knowledge so that I don’t have to live in fear of the unknown any longer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jen – May 19, 2021
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Highly recommend Dr. Lawenda for his open-mindedness, and extensive knowledge & understanding of past and current literature, as well as of functional studies and therapies in the treatment of cancer. This includes both standard, allopathic perspectives, as well as integrative and alternative therapies. It is rare to find practitioner, such as Dr. Lawenda, with such comprehensive understanding and open-mindedness of both. My family member is battling a very rare, advanced (stage 4) cancer. He did not respond to the first-line recommended chemo regimen which was recommended by specialists from Moffitt, MD Anderson & the NIH etc. We found Dr. Lawenda at a critical time. He provided sound, unbiased insight and considerations of off-label/herbal supplementation, & directed us to Dr. Robert Nagourney who performed a chemosensitivity assay study on one of my family member's tumors, which in short, has been an absolute game changer! Thank you Dr. Lawenda!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 02, 2021
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Dr Lewenda and his whole staff have treated me with the utmost respect and care. They are so kind and caring and always put a smile on my face even when I'm not feeling the best. I can't thank them enough for wonderful care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Corvin Henderson – Apr 28, 2021
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The entire office and medical staff were efficient, sensitive, friendly, timely. I had no negative experience while under Dr Lawenda’s care. He was attentive and totally available allowing me to call him over the weekend on his personal phone. He came highly recommended by my 2 other Drs for which I was grateful. I found in my experience he lived up to his reputation. I would recommend him highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Renée – Apr 22, 2021
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Dr. Lawenda provided excellent cancer treatment for my husband so there was no question where I choose to go when I required treatment. Dr. Lawenda not only treated my cancer but he provided the tools I need for future prevention. His holistic approach to better health and diagnostic capabilities provides me with the information I need to live the best life I can. I cannot thank him enough for the valuable information he shares on FB and the extra steps he takes for each of his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda D. – Apr 21, 2021
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Let me introduce to you Dr.Lawenda. Gosh I don’t know how many times I cussed him out (it was not a pleasant moment??) He has seen me at my most vulnerable, scariest and terrifying moments. Yet I’m so thankful for him. He has been guiding me through this journey with cancer treatments with such care and empathy. To making sure I get all the care needed from PTSD to side affects from the aftermath and so on. Anyhow I truly believe he is one of the best in our state, Geeze nation! I’m blessed to say he is my doctor. If you are affected or know anyone affected by cancer please consider Dr. Lawenda at Northwest Cancer Clinic here in Kennewick WA!! I promise you. You’ll receive the care you deserve ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Victoria Gallegos – Mar 09, 2021
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I just recently had a consultation with Dr. Brian Lawenda. My wife accompanied me on this visit. We didn't know really what to expect and we were just beginning our journey to explore the choices we may have regarding treatments available. After just recently been given a cancer diagnosis and trying to process it all we came into the office in a fog. Upon completion of our consultation with Dr. Lawenda with his clear and concise explanation of our diagnosis, treatment options and the process we left his office with clear understanding and direction in which to proceed. Dr. Lawenda definetly has a gift in explaining everything thoroughly for one to understand and enables one to make an informed decision. My wife and I were exceedingly comfortable with not only Dr. Lawenda, but the whole staff. Thank you Dr. Lawenda and thanks to the awesome staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Farrell Ross – Feb 19, 2021
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Dr Lawenda was very knowledgeable about my cancer and was willing to sit down with me and my husband to go over details pertaining to treatment. We were able to ask questions and felt we came away from our appointment with a better understanding of the path ahead. He listens!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie Money – Jan 22, 2021
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Dr Lawenda is a kind approachable doctor who takes time to make sure all questions are answered and all fears calmed. I trust his knowledge and experience to make decisions about treatment options. He staff runs like a well oiled machine with seamless transitions in all the phases. Christy and Olivia make you feel welcome when you enter. Shannon and Margie are skilled and professional and also amazingly make you feel at ease as soon as they check you in. The RT staff of Blanca, Katie, Alisha and Jenny are efficient and skilled in what they do and the calmness that they provide to patients. This group of health care providers go above and beyond and I'm so glad I put my trust in them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie Legard – Dec 18, 2020
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I was treated for metastatic breast cancer to the brain. I had stereo radiation treatment on three lesions. Five treatments over two weeks. they made it as pleasant an experience as one could hope for. Very patient with a claustrophobic patient. Dr Lawenda was very helpful and kind. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fchrist – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda is a great communicator and he took a personal interest in my condition, even calling me on a Sunday afternoon when he got some test results. The office staff and nurses call me by name, I am not just a patient, I am a person. Wait times are minimal. Sometimes I would come in and never even get to sit in the waiting room. Radiation technicians were very courteous and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kent M McDonald – Nov 16, 2020
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I was treated for basil cell cancer on my nose. I was happy with everyone in this office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 01, 2020
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Underwent radiation treatment for prostrate cancer. During the course of my treatments, Dr. Lawenda and his staff were exceptional in showing courtesy, kindness and respect to both myself and my wife. Excellent, state of the art treatment options and kindness and respect are standard at this clinic.
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Rod Hardin – May 13, 2020
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Dr Lawenda and his staff were very knowledgeable and caring during my radiation treatment. Also very careful and cautious during this Covid crisis.
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Rosa (Rosi) Nelson – May 05, 2020
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Left breast radiation treatment. 37 treatments total. The care was amazing, the entire team was knowledgeable, patient and kind. Dr Lawenda explained the procedure in great detail, answered all my questions that I had. No one wants to take this journey, but I must say I could not have asked for a better team. I feel very confident that my team did what was best for me and my recovery. I am also planning to follow through by taking part in Dr Lawenda’s Integrative Oncology.
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Kathleen Bush – Apr 13, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda has been treating me since I had a breast cancer lumpectomy several years ago. I went through radiation and have tested clear so far. He is on top of all my health concerns. He has always had my best in mind.
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Jan Slagle – Mar 14, 2020
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I am very grateful to Dr. Lawenda and his entire staff for the personal care and guidance that is being provided to me. Walking in the door for the first time I felt welcomed and a sense of relief that I was in the place that would help guide and consult me every step of the way. Everyone is positive, extremely knowledgeable and professional. Thank you very much Dr. Lawenda and every member of the staff.
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Mar 07, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda From the first visit made me feel that they were going to take care of me. He had a way of talking that made me feel I was in great hands. He talk to me not at me. He answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. It would be good if all Doctors had the concern for the people he does. I also told him that he has the best I have ever work with. Everyone from the front desk to the treatment room were great. Last I would like to say thank you to everyone there.
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Eathen O. Rager – Mar 04, 2020
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I have Prostate Cancer. My name is Carl Franklin. I have & still am a patient of Dr. Lawenda. I been getting Radiation Treatment for the Past 81/2 weeks with the nine Week Treatment ending next Week. I've had no side affects What so Ever.. The staff are really good also.. Dr. Lawenda has my best interest in mind. I completely Trust him...I couldn't recommend him any higher. Thank you to the staff & especially Dr. Laweenda.
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Carl Franklin – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Lawenda obviously cares deeply about his patients and this community. He does a great job of explaining complicated treatments and test results. When I leave, I feel like I have the knowledge and tools to make myself healthier and reduce my chance of a re-occurrence. He's been very patient and it is appreciated. I have recommended him to family and friends.
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Amie L. – Oct 01, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing premiere, quality, cost-effective radiation therapy and integrative oncology services that are responsive to the needs of our...Read more

Biography

Dr. Brian Lawenda is a U.S. News & World Report "Top Doctor" in radiation oncology, and is an expert in integrative oncology and functional medicine. Read more

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Acupuncture
  • Functional Medicine
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Naval Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of California
Undergraduate School
Helms Medical Institute UCLA/Stanford (Medical Acupuncture)
Kalish Institute For Functional Medicine
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Does Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lawenda frequently treats Renal Neoplasms & Resection. See all practice areas where Dr. Lawenda specializes.

Where is Dr. Brian Lawenda, MD's office located?

Dr. Lawenda's office is located at 7379 W Deschutes Ave Ste 100, Kennewick, WA 99336. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

GenesisCare7379 W Deschutes Ave Ste 100 Kennewick, WA 99336
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GenesisCare1050 W Elm Ave Ste 150 Hermiston, OR 97838
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lawenda is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Astria Sunnyside Hospital

Sunnyside, WA

56% Patient Experience Rating, 13% lower than the national average

Good Shepherd Medical Center

Hermiston, OR

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

Kadlec Regional Medical Center

Richland, WA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lourdes Medical Center

Pasco, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Trios Women's and Children's Hospital

Kennewick, WA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)