Dr. John Kessler, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Kessler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Virginia Oncology Associates

1051 Loftis Blvd Ste 100 Newport News, VA 23606

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(757) 873-9400

Dr. John Kessler, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Newport News, VA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kessler has more experience with Breast Cancer, Renal Oncology, and Gastrointestinal Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from West Virginia University medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital and Riverside Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kessler to book an appointment.


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(757) 873-9400

Dr. Kessler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
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HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
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HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
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Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
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Individual KeyCare-VA
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KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
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Platinum-VA PPO
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KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
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Cigna HMO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Breast Cancer more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Renal Oncology

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

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Kidney Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Kidney Cancer more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Colorectal Cancer more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

Lymphatic Disorders

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

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Marginal Zone Lymphoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Marginal Zone Lymphoma more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Kessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Adult
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 1
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 2
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 3
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 4
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 5
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes Related to Alkylating Agent
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Kessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kessler

3.5

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  • Appointment scheduling (7)
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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I absolutely love Dr. Kessler. I have been under his care for 19 years now and felt I have always gotten wonderful care. I have had friends that were treated for cancer by other doctors and felt that I had much better care. Dr. Kessler has always provided me with up to date information. He has always taken time to explain things and to keep me current with all my tests. I cannot thank him enough for being there for me all these years. He is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful man.
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Cynthia P in Yorktown, VA – Feb 08, 2019
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Doctor Kessler is one of the best doctors in Newport News. He is very caring and will tell you the truth in a very careful way even if it is bad news. He has taken care of my husband for about five years and brought him back from Stage Four Cancer.I can’t image ever having anyone else take care of my family than Dr. Kessler.
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Alline Cheatham in Newport News , VA – Feb 08, 2019
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Arrogant and not up on the latest treatment.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Poquoson, VA – Jun 27, 2018
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I am a retired Virginia State Trooper and was referred to Dr. Kessler after having brain surgery for a cancerous tumor at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, during January of 2010. Once a person is diagnosed with cancer it seems one can only think and suspect the worst. My life was then placed into the hands of a physician I knew nothing about. It's 2016 today and Dr. Kessler has taken the greatest care of me of any physician I have. I respect him, and I love him. Trooper D.
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Dwayne Davis in Hampton, VA – Sep 10, 2016
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Kessler has to be one of the worst doctors on this planet. On the morning of my young daughter's death, he was rude and SO VERY CONDESCENDING when I called to get help with her uncontrolled pain ... is that necessary EVER from a doctor who is suppose to specialize in cancer treatment and the alleviation of pain? I'm sure I must have interrupted something important with my call like his golf game. This man needs to review the Hippocratic Oath, or maybe he never took it!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to make a positive difference with every patient visit.  I strive to be responsive to patient needs to the point that I give out my personal cell number.  I strive to not be judgemental and try to help patients and families make informed decisions.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Education

1985
University Ariz
Fellowship Hospital
1980
W Va University
Residency Hospital
1978
W Va U
Internship Hospital
1977
West Virginia University
Medical School
Marshall University
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Virginia Oncology Associates

Virginia Oncology Associates1051 Loftis Blvd Ste 100 Newport News, VA 23606
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Newport News, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Sentara Careplex Hospital

Hampton, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Williamsburg, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)