Dr. John Kessler, MD

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Virginia Oncology Associates 1051 Loftis Blvd Ste 100 Newport News, VA 23606 Get Directions
Dr. John Kessler, MD
Dr. John Kessler, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Newport News, VA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Kessler is affiliated with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Riverside Regional Medical Center, Sentara Careplex Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours - Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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Dr. Kessler's 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.

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Virginia Oncology Associates1051 Loftis Blvd Ste 100
Newport News, VA 23606
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3.3
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kessler Says:

I was taken aback after seeing the response from the grieving mother from Sierra Vista, Arizona.  I can say that I have never withheld treatment of patients in pain.  I do not remember an incident such as described ever in my 40 years of practice.  I'm not sure she has the right physician and I can't check as I do not know her daughter's name.   I would like to set the record straight.

Dr. Kessler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Hampton, VA |
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.
in Sierra Vista, AZ |
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!
I was taken aback and saddened by this response from this unfortunate, grieving mother. I have never withheld pain treatment from dying patients and cannot remember such an incident in my 40 years practicing and along the way helping hundreds if not thousands of patients. I'm not sure she has the right physician but unfortunately I do not know her daughter's name so I cannot check the record. I would like to set the record straight, though.
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Dr. Kessler's 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.

Dr. Kessler says...

Myeloma and malignant hematology.

Coagulation problems

Melanoma and immunotherapy

Dr. Kessler says...

Cancer treatment/chemotherapy

Bone marrow aspirates and biopsy

Immunotherapy

Dr. Kessler says...

I was taken aback after seeing the response from the grieving mother from Sierra Vista, Arizona.  I can say that I have never withheld treatment of patients in pain.  I do not remember an incident such as described ever in my 40 years of practice.  I'm not sure she has the right physician and I can't check as I do not know her daughter's name.   I would like to set the record straight.

Dr. Kessler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hematology
  •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Adult
  • 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 Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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 )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Education

  • Medical School
    West Virginia University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    W Va University

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    W Va University

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Ariz

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Marshall University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis