Dr. Ndegwa Njuguna, MD

Dr. Ndegwa Njuguna, MD

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Hematology  |  
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43 y/o
(20)

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During Dr. Njuguna's Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), he began conducting research into the development of new drug therapies for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. His research focused on complications of current drug therapies used to treat CLL, and their cause. Several of his research findings have been presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and published in its medical journal, Blood. Dr. Njuguna has continued his work at Cancer Care Northwest in treating patients with lymphoma and chronic leukemia. He is currently involved in several clinical trials regarding CLL and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Cancer Care Northwest

1204 N Vercler Rd

Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Njuguna's Experience

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Dr. Njuguna's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • Specializes in Hematology
  • Board certified in Medical Oncology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy

Background Check

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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

  • St. Lawrence University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • National Institutes Of Health National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Njuguna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Njuguna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Njuguna to family and friends
2.2
based on 20 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Njuguna's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Spokane |
I would not recommend him to anyone I know.
Spokane, WA |
I would recommend Dr. Njuguna highly to all my family and friends if they needed services related to Oncology or Hematology. He was timely and very knowledgable about my disease. He provided me with helpful information in written form for my disease and gave me reliable web site recommendations for my disease and supplements I wanted to explore.
in Spokane Valley, WA |
He is a no nonsense Doctor. Any questions we had answers right away some times not the answer we wanted. We could not ask for a better Doctor. The reviews have me stun farthest from any visits we had with him. He saved my husband and put up with me.
in Cheney, WA |
I don't understand these reviews for Dr. Njuguna at all! We read the reviews before my mom's first appointment on 11/7 and it was a little unnerving, however, we went into the appointment with an open mind. So glad we did!! If you want someone who will answer your questions honestly, is extremely knowledgeable, and actually makes things happen (QUICKLY), go see Dr. Njuguna! This is cancer, not a rash. You need someone who knows what to do and when, and with a great attitude.
in Spokane Valley, WA |
There was no positives about his bedside manner. I felt like a burden the entire appointment. I left understanding my condition less than when I went in. I've never had any of my questions answered, and my own concerns were completely minimized. This doctor was worse than finding out about having a life changing blood disorder. He has absolutely no sense of humor. He won't even shake your hand. I am looking for a new doctor immediately.
in spokane, wa |
He could not make you feel more like a deposit slip waiting to blossom and don't you dare have questions about your potentially deadly disease. Just do what he says and be appreciative for the time he gave you. His lack of personal caring is hard to fathom!
Spokane Valley, WA |
Terribly rude and unprofessional.
in Spokane, WA |
He is arrogant, cocky, and condescending. He spoke down to me. Asked me a question that I wasn't sure of the answer. He then told me to quit speaking. He said is that what I asked you? He criticized me. Then he said only speak when spoken to. He has a thick accent. It's not always easy to understand his questions. He made me cry. I've seen many specialists in my lifetime. He was by far the worst. He is very uncaring.
Spokane Valley, WA |
Arrogant and self-righteous doesn't begin to cover this man's attitude. He has zero compassion or empathy especially for women...he looks down upon women as if they were 5 year olds that need to be guided in the right direction and to top everything else off, he's a bully. You do things his way or get threatened with 'what could' happen. He gives no consideration to your life experience...what you have gone through or are going through. Find another hematologist if you are currently seeing him.
in Spokane, WA |
He does not listen, nor does he explain anything. Has an arrogant attitude..Worst possible provider. I put poor for ease of appts because it doesn't matter since he is such a poor provider. If you call for clarification; his LPN calls you back and refuses to give you an answer as it is a dumb question. The two are a perfect fit.
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Dr. Njuguna accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
    Connect
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
    Heritage Signature
  • Principal Life
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
    Preferred Provider Network
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Njuguna has admitting privileges

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Deaconess Hospital
800 W 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Newport Hospital and Health Services
714 W Pine St
Newport, WA 99156
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Valley Hospital
12606 E Mission Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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