Dr. Melvin Palalay, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Palalay
Accepting new patients

OnCare Hawaii

1329 Lusitana St Honolulu, HI 96813

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(808) 524-6115

Dr. Melvin Palalay, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Palalay has more experience with Lymphatic Disorders, Blood Disorders, and Blood Cancers than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Pali Momi Medical Center and The Queen's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palalay to book an appointment.


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Dr. Palalay accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
CompMED
Federal Plan 87
Health Plan Hawaii HMO
HMSA Akamai Advantage (PPO and PPO SNP)
Preferred Provider Plan PPO
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Practice Areas

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 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Nodular Lymphoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 70% of their peers

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

Lymphoma, Large-Cell
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Lymphoma, Large-Cell more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Palalay treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Blood Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Palalay treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Anemia more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Palalay treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Bleeding Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Bleeding Disorders more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Palalay treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Reticulosarcoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Reticulosarcoma more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Palalay treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Nodular Lymphoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palalay treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 70% of their peers

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

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Dr. Palalay's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • 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
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • 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
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Dr. Palalay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palalay

4.3

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(9)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(2)
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Dr Palalay has been my Oncologist since 12/2014. He’s very knowledgeable and caring and treats his patients with honesty and compassion. I’m very grateful to have him for my Dr.
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Dr Palalay has been nothing but wonderful to my mother and family while going through her cancer. His demeanor is caring, friendly and he always smiling. Upon meeting him, I immediately felt comfortable having him on this journey. He's attentive informative and thorough. He takes time to listen and answer all questions. God Blessed us with Dr Palalay.
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Biography

Dr. Melvin Palalay, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Palalay has more experience with Lymphatic Disorders, Blood Disorders, and Blood Cancers than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Pali Momi Medical Center and The Queen's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Palalay to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

Cleveland Clinic Fndn
Residency Hospital
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

OnCare Hawaii

Queens Physicians Office Building II1329 Lusitana St Honolulu, HI 96813
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Pali Momi Medical Center

Aiea, HI

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

The Queen's Medical Center

Honolulu, HI

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

Wahiawa General Hospital

Wahiawa, HI

48% Patient experience rating, 21% lower than the national average