Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD

Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD

OncologyMaleAge 42

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(253) 203-6201

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Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Chaves has more experience with Pancreatic Neoplasms, Renal Neoplasms & Resection, and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St Joseph Medical Center and MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chaves to book an appointment.

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Tacoma1624 S I St Ste 305 Tacoma, WA 98405
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Dr. Chaves is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center Tacoma, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Chaves' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chaves

4.4

Based on 19 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Explained conditions well (15)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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Dr Chaves saved my life. I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer with liver involvement. He took time to explain to me what my options were and offered to me a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy. Ultimately my cancer went into remission and I had surgery to remove all of my disease including in the liver. 4 years later I am alive and cancer-free thanks to Dr Chaves.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Thomas G – Apr 06, 2021
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Terrible doctor, complete mismanagement, ARNP do everything, his focus his getting paid to research for big drug companies, can't get a hold of him, never listened to family,didn't treat my mom with dignity, after surgery he waited months to start chemotherapy then tumor markers went up hit with extra high doses after being on none in panicking he let it go to long, she got toxic, systemic shut down had to be pulled off set her back....really responsible for leading to cancer that was stage 2 went to stage 4
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tacoma, WA – Apr 30, 2019
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He is caring and spend a lot of time with you. The hardest part is getting the nurses not know that they can not change your appointments and you only want to see him. he is very thorough. I have an extremely complicated medieval history. he is always there for me when I can get through to him.
What went well
  • 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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Feb 13, 2019
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saw Jorge after I was in remission and on surveillance treatment. Knowing that I was no longer sick and that I only had to be monitored, he spent my appointment showing me how if he handled my case he would have pumped me full of chemo therapy drugs (mind you I escaped cancer with just a surgical procedure) "just in case." For that little bit of stupid, I paid $500.00. Then his office refuses allow me to get blood work done (that is literally what surveillance treatment entails)
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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B.T. in Tacoma, WA – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr. Chaves is wonderful! I had to get a bone marrow biopsy done and was afraid of it being really painful. It didn't hurt at all! He did a really good job of explaining the process and being attentive to my needs! He's a great doctor!
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
No results
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Katie Hastings – Jun 26, 2018
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Treated me for Chronic Lymphicitic Leukemia with compassion and skill. Very attentive and enthusiastic in ensuring my chemotherapy treatment experience was minimally difficult. Tracked my recovery closely and highly responsive to my concerns. Has a great bunckh of ladies working with him, Nurse Practioners, Oncology specializing RNs, etc. I really appreciated their compassion and empathy for all of us undergoing this treatment. Great people here.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Erickson in Dupont, WA – May 09, 2018
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Dr Chaves saved my life. When a staff doctor at St Joseph hospital gave me a diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer with no treatment., Dr Chaves got a referral from a nurse, he came and saw me. He said something is wrong and ran additional tests. 2 1/2 years later I am cancer free and Dr Chaves gives me inspiration on every visit. Now I am enjoying my 5 year old granddaughter. Thank you Dr Chaves. You are the best!
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
9 people found this helpful
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Gary Carevich in Tacoma, WA – Aug 23, 2017
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chaves

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chaves treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chaves treats other conditions, please contact the office at (253) 428-8700.

Pancreatic Neoplasms

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Chaves is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatic Cancer
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High
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Renal Neoplasms & Resection

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

Dr. Chaves is experienced in the area of Renal Neoplasms & Resection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Kidney Cancer
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High
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Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

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 Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Chaves is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Colorectal Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
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High
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Very High
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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. Chaves is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Reticulosarcoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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High
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Check Dr. Chaves' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Chaves' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • 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
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Tacoma, WA. Dr. Chaves has more experience with Pancreatic Neoplasms, Renal Neoplasms & Resection, and...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (253) 203-6201, and for other questions, call (253) 428-8700.

Does Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chaves has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Chaves' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chaves frequently treats Pancreatic Neoplasms, Renal Neoplasms & Resection, and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Chaves specializes.

Where is Dr. Jorge Chaves, MD's office located?

Dr. Chaves' office is located at 1624 S I St Ste 305, Tacoma, WA 98405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, WA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Anthony Hospital

Gig Harbor, WA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St Clare Hospital

Lakewood, WA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received