Dr. Stephen Lemon, MD

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Overlake Medical Clinics 1135 116th Ave NE Ste 230 Bellevue, WA 98004 Get Directions
Dr. Stephen Lemon, MD
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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Dr. Lemon's Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. Lemon's Performance
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    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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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."

Dr. Lemon's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Lemon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • 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
  • Myeloma
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Washington

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Mich St U

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Clinical Oncology-National Cancer Institute

    Completed in 1995

    Clinical Prevention Fellowship-National Cancer Institute

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Gonzaga University
  • Other Education
    Johns Hopkins SHPH-MPH

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic Counseling Services