Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Boccia
Telehealth services available

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

6410 Rockledge Dr Ste 660 Bethesda, MD 20817

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(301) 571-0019

Dr. Ralph Boccia, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Boccia has more experience with Breast Cancer, Blood Disorders, and Renal Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Novant Health Uva Health Haymarket Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Boccia to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

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Breast Cancer
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Dr. Boccia treats Breast Cancer more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 68% 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 71% more than similar doctors

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Blood Disorders
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Dr. Boccia treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Thrombocytosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boccia treats Thrombocytosis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Renal Oncology

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

Typically treats 33% more than similar doctors

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Kidney Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boccia treats Kidney Cancer more than 33% of their peers

Dr. Boccia treats this condition more than 33% of their peers

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Dr. Boccia'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
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube 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 )
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Dr. Boccia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boccia

3.5

Based on 20 ratings

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5%
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1 Star
35%
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  • Office environment (15)
  • Staff friendliness (14)
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  • Long wait times (12)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
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Excellent doctor, has been treating my husband and father for many years, 5 starts all the way
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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.
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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.
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OldMoldy in Rockville, MD – Nov 27, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Boccia. He saved me from unnecessary chemo recommended by another doctor. He listens to you and provide you with information that you can understand. His staff are professional and caring.
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Mehran in Mc Lean, VA – May 03, 2017
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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.
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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.
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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 and completed training in internal medicine at University of California, Los Angeles&nb...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders6410 Rockledge Dr Ste 660 Bethesda, MD 20817
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  • Hours
    • 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

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Novant Health Uva Health Haymarket Medical Center

Haymarket, VA

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

Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)