Dr. Rita Axelrod, MD

Dr. Rita Axelrod, MD

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Hematology & Oncology  |  
Female  |  
71 y/o
(2)

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Dr. Rita Axelrod, MD is a hematology & oncology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. She is 71 years old and has been practicing for 47 years.

Jefferson Health - Infusion Center

925 Chestnut St Ste 320A

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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

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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

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • 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
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Axelrod's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Bensalem, PA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Axelrod accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Devon Health
    Devon Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Intergroup
    Intergroup PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Axelrod has admitting privileges

Methodist Hospital—Jefferson Health
2301 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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