Dr. James Essell, MD

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Dr. James Essell, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Essell has extensive experience in Skeletal System Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and Lymphatic System Disorders. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center - Burnet Campus and The Jewish Hospital-mercy Health. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Essell, MD

Oncology Hematology Care

4777 E Galbraith Rd # 320 Cincinnati, OH 45236 ()
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Transplant patient
Dr. Essell is so knowledgeable, sociable, kind, easy to understand. Very detailed about everything. Nothing is too small to mention. He is great with being asked questions. He answers and explains why. This helps me to understand the whole process and know when I may be having complications. I'm very lucky to have him in my life. Today, I feel great, but has been a long road.
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Kelly T – May 20, 2022
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Kind Doctor.
Dr. Essell is very knowledgeable as a doctor. And has been very kind each time I have been to his office.
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Connie – May 20, 2022
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Dr. Essell and his staff are excellent, the nurses and the office staff are very friendly. Dr. Essell is very compassionate, he listens to you, takes his time with you. I would recommend him to anyone fighting cancer.
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Susan Mobley – Mar 18, 2022
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Dr. Essell and his Team
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Essell, he and his team helped me to overcome my life threatening disease of CLL through his great knowledge and care. Using cutting edge therapy drugs and common sense, he has guided me along my journey. I highly recommend him to anyone going through this scary and confusing disease. He explains things in a way that is very understandable and is very kind in his approach, which helps to overcome the fear and confusion.
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Mark S – Mar 16, 2022
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You just know you are in good hands with Dr. Essell. He is compassionate, direct and understanding. I feel very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Essell and his team.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Judy Beckett – Feb 24, 2022
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This is one excellent oncologist. I would recommend this man to anyone needing help with there fight against cancer!!!!!
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  • Long wait times
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Feb 17, 2022
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OHC Kenwood Ohio Dr Essell and his care team have consistently provided exceptional and thorough care! My OHC Nurses: Diane Shapiro Kristen Tracy Candie Sara Lauren Lauren 2 Nikki Ali Melanie Julie Emily Alison Mary Deanna-scheduling To name a few....I take notes in my phone about the wonderful attributes of each and how they have shepherded my journal.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Freddie Thoman – Feb 17, 2022
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I have recommended Dr. Essell to everyone who has blood cancer. Cannot speak more highly of him. He is thorough, knowledgeable, caring, personable. I am usually there by myself. However, if a family member is present, he will take time and answer any questions they have. I would wait any length of time to see him, but he is always on an acceptable schedule.
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Diane Skie – Jan 08, 2022
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Love Dr Essell And the staff.
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Karen Hegener – Sep 28, 2021
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Dr. Essell and staff of the OHC are excellent in their care and comfort. They take excellent care of the patient and family. They take time to discuss your treatment thoroughly and make sure you understand everything in order to make the health decisions you need to make. I trust them with my care.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Parker Beebe – Sep 15, 2021
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Always professional, caring and answers all questions. He is just the best!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Linda Baker – Sep 15, 2021
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Dr. Essell has always been very good at working with me and my health issues. I have a long history with him. Wonderful doctor saved my life...
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Paula Norton – Aug 06, 2021
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Dr Essell was great. My brother recommended him and we're so glad we got to see him. He takes the time to talk with you and explain things. Now I think I'll finally get some answers. And he's a Reds fan!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Chuck Friend – Jul 17, 2021
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I have seen Dr. Essell for many years for treatment of multiple myeloma. I have always found him to be competent, knowledgeable, caring and concerned for my well being. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of the very best of care. I am thankful that he is a part of my care team!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Fred Weidenweber – Jul 13, 2021
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Patient, kind, explains things so that I can understand them. I trust him and feel that I am well cared for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 25, 2021
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I have had many visits over the past 3 years with James Essell, MD department. Most very professional, though some are new to practical practices where logistics are concern, typical scheduling is not simple stress for patients and friends but a new set care. Shalom
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Jun 25, 2021
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Dr. Essell has treated me for the past 13 years. Currently my treatment protocol is immune therapy! I am very great full for his and OHC’s innovative approach in treating my two diagnosed blood cancers!
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Judy Weber – Apr 16, 2021
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Great Doctor!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Annette Bird – Apr 15, 2021
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I totally trust and respect Dr. Essell. He has guided me through the a very challenging time of my life. His experience and wisdom has been invaluable to me.
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
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Tom Byrne – Feb 28, 2021
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I saw Dr. Essell in Dec. 2020 for my six month checkup. I have been in remission for Lymphoma for 6 years now. Dr Essell is a very caring Doctor. He told me my blood test came back good and saw no signs of the Lymphoma returning any time soon. He is an excellent Doctor and I thank him for saving my life!
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Darryl Smith – Feb 27, 2021
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Biography

Dr. James Essell, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Essell has extensive experience in Skeletal System Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1991
Wilford Hall USAF MC
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Wilford Hall USAF MC
Residency Hospital
1986
Wilford Hall USAF MC
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. James Essell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Essell frequently treats Skeletal System Neoplasms, Blood Cancers, and Lymphatic System Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Essell specializes.

Where is Dr. James Essell, MD's office located?

Dr. Essell's office is located at 4777 E Galbraith Rd # 320, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Essell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Essell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Essell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (888) 649-4800.

Skeletal System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Skeletal System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Skeletal System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteosarcoma
Bone Cancer
Bone Marrow Biopsy
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Reticulosarcoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Myeloma
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High
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Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Lymphosarcoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
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High
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Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Myeloproliferative Disorders
Pancytopenia
Bleeding Disorders
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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Dr. Essell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Blue Preferred-OH POS
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Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
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Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Lumenos Plans-OH
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-KY
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
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Locations

Oncology Hematology Care

OHC Kenwood4777 E Galbraith Rd # 320 Cincinnati, OH 45236
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Oncology Hematology Care, Inc

Oncology Hematology Care Inc3050 Mack Rd Ste 300 Fairfield, OH 45014
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Practice

Oncology Hematology Care Inc4725 E Galbraith Rd Ste 320 Cincinnati, OH 45236
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Oncologyhematology Care Inc4777 E Galbraith Rd Ste 320 Cincinnati, OH 45236
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