Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD

Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD

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Medical Oncology  ·  
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44 y/o
(20)

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Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in medical oncology, geriatric medicine, and more.Read his story

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

7445 Peak Dr

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Sierra Choice

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vicuna performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anemia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Neutropenia
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Vicuna's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Vicuna's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vicuna "EDUCATION Dr. Vicuna graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in bioethics. He received his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident for an additional year. Dr. Vicuna then moved to the Midwest, where he completed his fellowship in medical oncology and geriatric medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST Specializes in the treatment of various cancer types with a special interest in the following areas: geriatric oncology and colon, pancreas and lung cancers. EXPERIENCE Dr. Vicuna joined Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada in September of 2007. Prior to joining the practice, he participated in numerous clinical trials at Northwestern University and written several articles in peer-reviewed journals. PERSONAL As a Filipino-American native of Las Vegas, Dr. Vicuna is excited to be back home. His wife is an Internist here in Las Vegas and they have three children. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Medical Oncology "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vicuna "I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of our research team, counselors, etc. And second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case and the needs of that patient. It's important that my patients are well cared and also feel well cared for."

4  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

88  Conditions Treated

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2  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Calif Irvine Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vicuna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vicuna's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vicuna to family and friends
20 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Vicuna's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I’ve been waiting for a response to the review on 2.24.18. To date nothing. This was about my husband. Dr Vicuna came into his hospital room stood several feet away. Did not look us in the eye. Laid the grim prognosis on us. Never shook our hands. Never saud he was sorry. He was wrong and my...more
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with Dr. Vicuna. Unfortunately we did not see the review on February 24 or we would have reached out immediately. Patient care and customer satisfaction are very important to us and we would like the opportunity to speak with you in more detail about your concerns. Please email us at infocccn@usoncology.com or call 702-952-2141 and ask to speak with the office manager, Connie. Thank you

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Dr V recently diagnosed family member with pancreatic cancer and bluntly told him within minute of meeting him in the hospital he had 2-3 months to live w/o treatment and up to a year with. This was based on CT scan. Based on the pancreatic biopsy, it's not adenocarcinoma like he was apparently...more
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This doctor told me I had 1 week to live. Completely misdiagnosed me, gave me an incorrect dosage of a life saving medication, then refused to treat me after 2 weeks in the hospital because I was having difficulty getting insurance and he wasn't going to wait, he just dropped me. Before that, told...more
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had during this difficult time. We want to assure you that patient care and satisfaction are very important to us. We would like the opportunity to speak with you in more detail. Please reach out to us directly at 702-952-3350 and ask to speak with our Practice Director, James. Thank you.

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This is my first appointment with Dr.Vicuna, and I couldn't have been more pleased with him. He took his time explaining my diagnosis, and answering all my questions. He was compassionate and caring, I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear about the positive experience you've had with Dr. Brian Vicuna and your cancer care team. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at infocccn@usoncolgy.com. Thank you,

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The worst doctor I've ever dealt with. He walks in and doesn't even shake your hand or make eye contact and goes straight to his computer to start typing. He shows no concern whatsoever in what's wrong with you even if a test he ordered comes back abnormally high or low. He rushes through your...more
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We want to assure you that patient care and satisfaction are very important to us, so we are sorry to hear about the experience you had at our practice. If there is anything we can do, please contact us directly at infocccn@usoncology.com. Thank you,

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