Dr. Susmitha Vaka, MD

Dr. Susmitha Vaka, MD

Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Susmitha Vaka, MD is a hematology & oncology specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Guntur Med Coll in 2002 and specializes in hematology & oncology and internal medicine.Read her story

2 Shircliff Way Ste 800

Jacksonville, FL 32204

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Blood Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Vaka'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. Vaka's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vaka "Dr. Susmitha Vaka is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology and practices at our St. Vincent's Riverside location. She is very excited by her work as a medical oncologist and appreciates how the field is advancing and how treatments have become more and more effective. She is also inspired by the connection to her patients, helping them understand and sort through the expanding options to choose one that works well for all their needs. "When I meet new oncology patients, I start by understanding what they feel and what they know - about the disease, the stages of cancer, the prognosis, and treatments," she says. Together they review the different treatment options and her recommendation. Dr. Vaka's goal as a physician is to provide advanced care for her patients. "I believe that it is essential to educate my patients and involve them in developing a treatment plan with their goals and values in mind," she says. Dr. Vaka joined CSNF because of the team work, cutting edge treatments, and clinical trials that we offer to patients. "I enjoy the family environment while working at CSNF," she says. "It's rewarding to work with patients and making them live longer with our cutting edge treatments and see them able to spend more time with their loved ones." When not in the office, Dr. Vaka enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling and hiking. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vaka "My goal as a physician is to provide advanced care for my patients. I believe that it is essential to educate my patients and involve them in developing a treatment plan with their goals and values in mind."

2  Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

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*

55  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Guntur Med Coll
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Guntur Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Kansas Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vaka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vaka's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaka to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Vaka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

She needs to listen to the patient. I have a blood clotting disorder and need a doctor to follow and monitor by self checks at home and having these readings go directly to her office and my file. She tried her best to get me onto a drug that you didn't have to check the INR. I have been...more
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