Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

OncologyMaleAge 72

Oncology

Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Bethesda, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

6410 Rockledge Dr Bethesda, MD 20817 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(301) 571-0019

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Dr. Boccia is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Boccia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boccia treats Anemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 100% 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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Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boccia treats Breast Cancer more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 79% 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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Secondary Malignancies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boccia treats Secondary Malignancies more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Boccia's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • 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
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Dr. Boccia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boccia

3.6

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
60.869565217391305%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
30.434782608695652%
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Dr Boccia is a remarkable doctor and he has been my Oncologist since 2017. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr Boccia to anyone who wants the best care for their cancer treatment. I also like the staff in their Bethesda office. They are nice and great in doing their job.
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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M T – Jan 06, 2022
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Dr. Boccia and his staff are simply the best! He has been taking care of my condition diagnosed in 2015. He has been a life savior for me when Dr. Boccia initially realized that I had originally been misdiagnosed and that saved me from unnecessary chemotherapy. Dr. Boccia's infusion team are simply the best caring staff you will find.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Mehran Divanbaigyzand – Dec 29, 2021
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Dr. Boccia is a knowledgeable and thorough oncologist. He also is super personable. I trust him completely with my cancer treatment and have recommended him to many friends and family members. The staff at both locations are also outstanding!
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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MB – Dec 18, 2021
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The staff were not very friendly. At the end of my visit, they told me they didn’t have the medication (Prolia). Went back the next day at the scheduled time and my medication was still not delivered. Had to make a third visit. I asked if they would validate my parking but they would not. For a center that treats oncology patients, I did not find the level of care & compassion one would expect. Dr. Boccia himself was very nice. The office seemed a little too crowded the age of Covid.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Dec 03, 2020
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Excellent doctor, has been treating my husband and father for many years, 5 starts all the way
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
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Svetlana Dracheva – Jan 13, 2020
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I am a current patient being treated for lung cancer( non-smoker). Dr. Boccia is compassionate, thourough, and up on alll new procedures and medicines. I recommend him highly.
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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Nov 16, 2019
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He has been my doctor for 20 years since a hospital stay where my high platelet count was first detected and I have always found him easy to talk to and helpful.
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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OldMoldy in Rockville, MD – Nov 27, 2018
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I now wonder whether his interest in personal gain outweighed treatment of his patients. Frequent meaningless appointments, recommendations for unnecessary in-house trials still leave a bitter taste in my mouth. What was truly shocking was his inability to read a medical report or his lack of awareness of the latest procedures and treatments for certain conditions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • 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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LDD in Manassas, VA – Dec 06, 2016
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He is up to date on current research. He listens, caring, and doesn't rush you. Has been treating me for cancer (aggressive prostate) for 14 years.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Neal G. in Bethesda, MD – May 04, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Boccia specializes in hematology and medical oncology and is board certified in both. He completed his medical school at the University of Minnesota...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology

Education

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Fellowship Hospital
Clinical Center At The Nih
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Boccia frequently treats Anemia, Breast Cancer, and Secondary Malignancies. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Boccia treats.

Where is Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD's office located?

Dr. Boccia's office is located at 6410 Rockledge Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders6410 Rockledge Dr Bethesda, MD 20817
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Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders19735 Germantown Rd Germantown, MD 20874
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

5 Awards Received

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Germantown, MD

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

UVA Health Haymarket Medical Center

Haymarket, VA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average