Dr. Michael Magee, MD

Dr. Michael Magee, MD

Breast Oncology  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Michael Magee, MD is a breast oncology specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in breast oncology, oncology, and more.Read his story

80 Humphreys Center Dr Ste 330

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 752-6131

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Magee performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Cancer
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more than 78% of peers
Breast Cancer
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more than 67% of peers
Ovarian Cancer
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more than 38% of peers

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Dr. Magee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Magee "Oncologists are both blessed and tasked. I am blessed with the opportunity to stand beside my patients in their adversity, both learning from them, and being God's presence to them. And I am tasked to see my patients with stereoscopic vision: One eye focused on an opportunity to bring all that medical science can bring to bear, the other eye focused on a vulnerable, suffering, fellow human being, worthy of all the compassion we can muster for our own mothers. For oncologists, what we do and say each day may be, for some of us, just part of our calling and vocation. But for me, I realize that for you and each individual I behold in my office or hospital, what I do or say is part of the most important day of your life. While pain may be the "5th vital sign," I have learned from you my patients that suffering is the 6th vital sign. And that the primary cause of suffering is not physical pain, but is solitude. So I walk with you on your path from victim to survivor You want an accurate diagnosis and maximum tumor cell kill, but you also want to preserve your individuality. So my team and I offer you "stereoscopic oncology," keeping one eye focused sharply on evidenced-based medicine, but the other eye sensitive to your upside-down, topsy-turvy world due to your recent diagnosis of cancer. I "take care of business" by listening and explaining. By careful listening, I take into consideration your family and faith perspective, and your desire for individualization of your cancer treatment plan. By explaining options thoroughly, I confidently navigate you toward an integrated plan that is yours, through a maze of choices including targeting driving mutations, CDK 4/6 inhibitors, check point inhibitors, and clinical trials. The obituary of one of my aquaintances a year ago, written by his daughter, said he would be remembered by the love his family had for him, his speaking career, and by his multiple medical specialty board certifications. My hope is instead I will be remembered for the love I have for my family, that I listen to my patients, and that I do my personal best for them. Mike Magee, MD ----------------------------------------------------- In 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was elected by Memphis physicians to be one of Castle-Connelly's "Top Doctors," reported in Memphis Magazine, one of only 5 medical oncologists in 2014, one of only 7 in 2015, and again in 2016. He is a current member in good standing of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, ASCO, ASH, ACP, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Since 2013, he has been a Research Member of the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center. Dr Magee married his medical school classmate and sweetheart Deborah Ruth Deason the month they graduated. They are proud of their two adult sons, who are also health care professionals, and with whom he likes to go to the beach. As children they loved baseball and he gladly coached their teams. As teenagers they were Eagle Scouts and he gladly was their assistant scoutmaster. He has one elementary age granddaughter, with whom he likes to do things outdoors, for whom he coached softball, and who calls him "Grumpy." He and his wife like to read, drink coffee, walk, ride bikes, and travel together. His favorite historical person is Jeanne d'Arc, his only two television shows besides the news are "Madame Secretary" and "Big Bang Theory," and his favorite movie is "Forrest Gump." He enjoys church activities, likes contemporary praise music, and has participated in 6 mission trips to Guatemala. He enjoyed his opportunity to be the primary oncologist for the only oncology clinic, in the middle of the largest Native American reservation in the southwest, for 2 years, 2010-2012. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, and preached every Sunday for four years while pastoring Brentwood First Presbyterian Church."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Magee "While pain may be the "5th vital sign," I learned from my patients that suffering is the 6th vital sign. And that the primary cause of suffering is not physical pain, but is solitude. So I walk with you on your path from victim to survivor

You want an accurate diagnosis and maximum tumor cell kill, but you also want to preserve your individuality. So my team and I offer you "stereoscopic oncology," keeping one eye focused sharply on evidenced-based medicine, but the other eye sensitive to your upside-down, topsy-turvy world due to your recent diagnosis of cancer.

We do this by listening and explaining.

By careful listening, we take into consideration your family and faith perspective, and your desire for individualization of your cancer treatment plan.

By explaining options thoroughly, we confidently navigate you toward an integrated plan that is yours, through a maze of choices including targeting driving mutations, CDK 4/6 inhibitors, check point inhibitors, and clinical trials."

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3  Specialties

  • Breast Oncology
  • Integrative Oncology
  • Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

14  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Biological Therapy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Immunotherapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Tennessee / Baptist Memorial Hospital / Memphis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University of Tennessee / Baptist Memorial Hospital / Memphis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Hematology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • MBA, U of South FLA
    Other Education | Completed 1999
  • MDiv, Vanderbilt
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • "People's Caring Award," an annual award to one physician from Albuquerque's People Living through Cancer organization, 2012
  • "Teaching Attending of the Year" award, given annually to the person elected by the residents in training at Baptist Hospital, 1987
  • "Servant's Heart Award,"grant given annually to the physician elected by the attending staff at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Phase II trial of epirubicin in advanced carcinoma of head and neck origin, 1985
  • Hairy cell leukemia: durability of response to splenectomy in 26 patients and treatment of relapse in six with androgens., 1985
  • Induction, mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), high-dose chemotherapy and PBSC infusion in patients with untreated stage IV breast cancer: outcomes by intent to treat analyses., 1997
  • Malignant lymphomas of follicular center cell origin in man. VI. Large cleaved cell lymphoma., 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Navajo
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Magee's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Magee to family and friends
19 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Magee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Magee Says:
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I am truly, truly, humbled, both by flattering compliments, and by your constructive words. My team and I try really hard to be there for you every minute of every day, and really appreciate your kindness in giving us a second chance when we have an off moment or an off day. I love all my patients, so sometimes an off moment or day occurs because of the weight of grieving the loss of health of one of you.

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Patient Comments (1)

I love Dr Magee. I had to leave him after three treatments and as soon as I could I returned to him only to lose him again. Now I am searching for him again and I cannot find him. If he is practicing somewhere else, I will keep searching until I find him because he is the only doctor who has made...more
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