Dr. Rita Axelrod, MD

Dr. Rita Axelrod, MD

Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
72 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rita Axelrod, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 48 years. She specializes in hematology & oncology and medical oncology.

Jefferson Health - Infusion Center

925 Chestnut St Ste 320A

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Intergroup

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Top Care Areas

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

Lung Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 85% of peers
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Axelrod's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical 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*

70  Conditions Treated


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Lankenau Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Philadelphia General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Axelrod has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Axelrod's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Axelrod to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Axelrod's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Knowledgeable and Compassionate.... She will take whatever time is necessary and try whatever road she can to help her patients. I had been given 6 months in 2001 and is still here and able to enjoy my grandchildren as of 2016. What a wonderful caring doctor.
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