Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 49

Medical Oncology

Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Portland, OR and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of New England / Main Campus in 2000. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD

Compass Oncology - East

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 256 Portland, OR 97213
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(503) 239-7767
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
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Dr. Lufkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lufkin treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Lufkin treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
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Brain Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lufkin treats Brain Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lufkin treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Secondary Malignancies
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lufkin treats Secondary Malignancies more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lufkin treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Lufkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer

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(503) 239-7767

Dr. Lufkin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Health Select
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
LifeWise
Managed Healthcare Northwest
Medicaid of Oregon
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Private HealthCare Systems
Providence Health Plans
Preferred PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Lufkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lufkin

4.9

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
94.28571428571429%
(33)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Good guy
good
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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Aug 24, 2022
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Amazing provider
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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Aug 09, 2022
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fine and serious
review of data and findngs clear and precise
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas L Farney – Aug 09, 2022
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Dr. Robert Lufkin
3 month follow up for Polycythemia Vera
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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Wayne Gorski – Apr 12, 2022
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Dr Lufkin takes time to review my test results; checks in to see how I am doing; and always explains what the future plan of care is.
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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Feb 17, 2022
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Dr Lufkin takes time to listen, cover options and recommendations, and has a kind attitude.
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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Sandra George – Jan 20, 2022
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Yes, I would definitely recommend Dr Lufkin to everyone needing cancer treatment. He is caring and follows thru on everything necessary to beat cancer. My family doctor has a daughter studying to be a doctor and I gave her permission to use me in a case study in her classes. I am pleased with everything.
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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Ronald T Swanson – Dec 09, 2021
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Kind,courteous and always willing to listen. Very good doctor!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ellen Gray – Dec 09, 2021
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Dr. Lufkin is a superb physician. He is extremely knowledgeable, has great judgment, and is very personable, always explaining the pros and cons of the treatment options available. I was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in May 2017 and had a projected median survival of 13 months. Under Dr. Lufkin's care, I am still here in July 2021, my MRI shows no evidence of tumor regrowth, and I am grateful for the past three years with my family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Aug 09, 2021
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Went great. First visit with Dr Lufkin. On the same page as far as next steps in treatment. Continue to monitor 6 mth MRIs and address issues when identified.
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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Riley – Aug 07, 2021
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Dr Lufkin is very understanding, listens carefully, explains things well.
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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Jul 04, 2021
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Dr. Lufkin is great! He spent a great deal of time with me and answered all my questions . He seems to genuinely care about his patients
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Melinda Zack – Jul 04, 2021
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Dr. Lufkin, was very up front, honest, and full of compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Jun 03, 2021
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Dr Lufkin has been my DO since my original diagnosis and has been helping me manage my treatment with compassion and expert care.
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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Ken – Jun 03, 2021
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Dr. Lufkin has been a part of my medical care for years, and I cannot imagine a better oncology clinician. Dr. Lufkin instills confidence in the care recommended and provided, presents a relatable and understandable approach to me as the patient, and portrays professionalism in dealing with the emotional struggles faced by patients at times. Dr. Lufkin is MY oncologist and hematologists, and I trust him implicitly with my care!
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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John Crabtree – May 02, 2021
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Absolutely I would recommend Dr. Lufkin to my family and friends! He is very knowledgeable in his field. He is kind, explains all treatment options very thoroughly. Willing to help in anyway possible. Very personable. Is always on time. I have confidence he knows what is the best treatment for me. I am so thankful for all that Dr. Lufkin has done for me and my family. Getting a cancer diagnosis alone is scary & stressful. But since having Dr. Lufkin as my oncologist, who has been so helpful in all the areas of treatments, tests, medications, insurance, costs, etc., has really helped me get through all the treatments & surgery with minimal stress and fear. Cancer is not something we want to hear we have, but having a great doctor sure has helped!
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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Judy Kelchner – Apr 28, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Lufkin has been very positive, as has been my experience with Compass Oncology in general. Dr. Lufkin is an excellent communicator and has always taken time to answer all my questions without making me feel that I'm taking too much of his time. I appreciate his direct style and willingness to discuss my condition in as much detail as I wish. I feel fortunate to find myself under his care, and would recommend him to others.
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
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Jeff H. – Feb 27, 2021
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I have been a grateful patient of Dr Lufkin since 2013. He has guided me through many oncology adventures. I could not imaging being with any other doctor. He is a excellent doctor and wonderful human being.
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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EllieS – Feb 27, 2021
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Dr. Lufkin is a great doctor and oncologist. Thorough each appointment, and truly caring not only about the cancer, treatment options and care, but the whole patient and life circumstances. He takes time to listen to concerns and questions, and gives thoughtful and specific answers.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia G Jacobs – Jan 20, 2021
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I absolutely love Dr. Lufkin! He is wonderfully kind and compassionate, humble, brilliant, and is incredibly tolerant of my many questions! :) I have never felt rushed in any of my appointments with him, which is a difficult trait to find with the current state of healthcare! I’ve had an inoperable grade 2 astrocytoma for almost 20 years now & I fully trust Dr. Lufkin with my life! His Medical Assistant Jill is also very compassionate, funny & responsive! Highly recommended Dr. Lufkin & his team at Compass Oncology!
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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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lufkin specializes in medical oncology andhematology with subspecialty expertise in melanoma,brain tumors, and lymphoma. His own family experiencewith...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lufkin specializes in medical oncology and hematology with subspecialty expertise in melanoma, brain tumors, and lymphoma. His own family experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

Providence Med Center
Residency Hospital
2000
University of New England / Main Campus
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lufkin frequently treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma), Brain Cancer, and Secondary Malignancies. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lufkin treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD's office located?

Dr. Lufkin's office is located at 5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 256, Portland, OR 97213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert Lufkin, MD speak?

Dr. Lufkin speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

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