Dr. Tony Samaha, MD

Dr. Tony Samaha, MD

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Age 55
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Dr. Tony Samaha, MD is a hematology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Universite Saint-Joseph, Faculty Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in hematology and oncology.Read his story

1 Eaton Pl

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 556-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Samaha'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. Samaha's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Samaha "Dr. Tony Samaha believes that communication is the essence of the doctor-patient relationship. "Sometimes just sitting down and talking to a patient can be extraordinarily helpful. It takes time, but talking to them and letting them get involved is very important. I've learned that people really want to hear what you have to say. They feel that what you tell them will change their life. To be a good doctor these days you have to be able to communicate well – it's that simple." As a hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Samaha treats people suffering from blood disorders and cancers such as leukemia. "I believed it was a field that you could really make a difference in. Hematology-oncology is different than any other specialty. I think you are closer to patients in this field than in any other. You not only have to take care of the treatment of their cancer but you also have to take care of their mental health and emotional status too. With all that close contact, you get to know the patients really well." Dr. Samaha has seen how new sophisticated treatments have made a big impact for cancer patients. "There was a woman I treated last year that was diagnosed with lung cancer and refused to undergo chemotherapy. She was a non-smoker and was reluctant to undergo any type of treatment. I talked her into taking a new drug that is taken in pill form and after 3 months we did a CAT scan and all of her cancer was gone – we were both amazed. Of course, every patient responds to treatment differently but that's an indication of how much our cancer treatments have improved." As well as working closely with his patients, Dr. Samaha enjoys practicing with his colleagues at Reliant Medical Group. "I really do like the atmosphere here. I was in private practice before I came here and I have really noticed a difference. We have a great group of caring doctors and the degree of professionalism is very high. I really enjoy working here. It's a great place to practice medicine.""
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2  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • 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*

68  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Universite Saint-Joseph, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Lutheran Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samaha has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Samaha's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Samaha to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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