Dr. John Kessler, MD

HematologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Kessler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Virginia Oncology Associates

1051 Loftis Blvd Ste 100 Newport News, VA 23606

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Dr. John Kessler, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Newport News, VA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. 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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Dr. Kessler is affiliated with Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Williamsburg, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Kessler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Anemia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, During Pregnancy
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Gastric
Breast Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Breast Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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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
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • 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
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • 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
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • 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
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • 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 Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • 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
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
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Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
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Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
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Platinum OAEPO-VA
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Virginia Advantage
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Dr. Kessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kessler

4.3

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
15%
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Dr. Kessler will always answer your questions. He never makes you feel rushed during the visit. He is patient and kind and I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Oct 09, 2021
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Dr. Kessler is very clear when explaining your medical conditions and anything concerning your health. He takes time to listen, answers questions and keeps what's best for you at the forefront. His soothing personality is key.
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
  • Long wait times
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P Harris – Oct 07, 2021
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Very informative and professional
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Michael Shelton – Oct 06, 2021
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Follow-up on cancer condition. Dr. Kessler has been my oncology doctor for 4 years, treating polycythemia (excess of red blood cells). During that time he also insisted on monitoring a small growth in my right lung, through CT scans or MRIs every 6 moths or so. nothing changed for 3.5 years, but then it did. I had surgery to remove that growth, which tested as a stage 1 cancer. His diligence literally saved my life. He is also one of the most personable and capable physicians I've every met - he really cares about his patients. He and his team have my deep respect and I would 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
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Jeffrey Buck – Sep 28, 2021
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I TRUSTED, 100%, my life and treatment of my lung cancer to Dr. Kessler in 2016....I would 100% do it all over again, with him!! I have recommended Dr. Kessler to any and all of my friends and family diagnosed with ANY cancer. HE was a recommendation to ME, and I thank God I took the recommendation. Dr. Kessler is efficient, effective, compassionate, friendly and dedicated to each of his patients and treatment of their cancer, and his office and staff are as efficient! BEST of the best, no doubt!!!
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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Marianne Sherman – Sep 23, 2021
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Dr. Kessler is always patient. He Is extremely professional and listens to your concerns
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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Miriam S Dukes – Jun 21, 2021
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Dr. Kessler is very thorough and takes time to explain things to you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Pabyrd2 – Jun 18, 2021
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Dr. Kessler is caring and takes time to listen to his patients and provide complete, understandable answers to any questions that I have presented. He also has a very good team, who work closely with him and are available if he is not at any given time. I trust him to guide my care to the very best of his ability.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jun 18, 2021
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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.
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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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.
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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Alline Cheatham in Newport News , VA – Feb 08, 2019
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Arrogant and not up on the latest treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • 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.
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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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...Read more

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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What are Dr. John Kessler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kessler frequently treats Anemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and Breast Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kessler treats.

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Dr. Kessler's office is located at 1051 Loftis Blvd Ste 100, Newport News, VA 23606. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Virginia Oncology Associates

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

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Newport News, VA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, VA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Sentara Careplex Hospital

Hampton, VA

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

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Williamsburg, VA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)