Dr. Stephen Lemon, MD

Dr. Stephen Lemon, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Lemon, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in medical oncology and oncology.Read his story

Overlake Medical Clinics/Overlake Hospital Cancer Center

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 230

Bellevue, WA 98004
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health

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Top Care Areas

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

Secondary Malignancies
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Lemon'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.

Dr. Lemon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lemon "When you meet oncologist Stephen Lemon, MD you don't see the Doctor of Medicine degree he received from the University of Washington, or his Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore. Nor do you see his three board certifications or his over 13 years of experience in medical oncology. What you see is a father of two girls who loves art, music and bicycling. You see a man who is passionate about all aspects of cancer care and who loves community service. In fact, he found the inspiration to become a doctor while he was involved in community service. In high school he was a camp counselor for Kiwanis Camp Casey, a summer camp in Washington for children with physical disabilities. Helping those kids participate in more fun and challenging activities than they could in every day life made quite an impression on Dr. Lemon. His volunteer work with Amigos de las Americas, an organization promoting health care in Central and South America was another high point along the path to becoming a doctor. He spent a year training in Latin American health needs and culture, then traveled to Honduras to teach children proper dental care. Today Dr. Lemon gets his inspiration by forming doctor–patient relationships that are partnerships, a team that is scientific yet personal. He says, "It's a caring, happy, sometimes sad experience that is always rewarding." Dr. Lemon recounts an experience that happened shortly after he began working as an oncologist. He had a new patient with lung cancer who was concerned that Dr. Lemon might not have the experience to care for him. He stuck with the doctor, though, as they set up a cancer team approach. The treatment worked, his cancer went into remission. The patient retired and moved away. Dr. Lemon recounts, "Just this year I received a letter from him, thanking me for my care and compassion, telling me he was alive and cured of his lung cancer. Over 14 years later!" Even when Dr. Lemon is not working in the office, he is committed to improving cancer awareness and education through cancer projects like CancerIS, an onlinecancer information communityfor people to find and share cancer information, or with cancer education videos. "Dr. Lemon is excellent. He is very respectful, really cares and very knowledgeable. He treated me for breast cancer and answered every single question I had and even called me at home when I was concerned about some side effects. I would recommend him to anyone who has cancer…he's great.""


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lemon "I believe that to beat cancer, I must treat more than the disease itself. I treat the whole person by being responsive to how cancer impacts all aspects of their lives. No two individuals are the same and neither is their cancer. That's why personalized cancer treatment is so vital."

2  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

60  Conditions Treated


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7  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Gonzaga University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Washington
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Mich St U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Clinical Oncology-National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Clinical Prevention Fellowship-National Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Johns Hopkins SHPH-MPH
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lemon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lemon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lemon to family and friends
10 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lemon'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
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