Dr. Vanessa Dickey, MD

Dr. Vanessa Dickey, MD

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Oncology  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o
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Dr. Vanessa Dickey, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Redondo Beach, CA. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.Read her story

Torrance Memorial Physician Network

514 N Prospect Ave

Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Thrombosis
high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Dickey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dickey "Dr. Vanessa Dickey, an oncologist/hematologist, earned her medical degree at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. After completing a residency in internal medicine at the USC affiliated Santa Barbara Hospital, she trained in hematology/oncology at the Norris USC Cancer Center. An expert in benign and malignant hematology with special interests in the treatment of breast, lung and colon cancer as well as leukemia, lymphoma and blood-related cancers, Dr. Dickey has participated in research using photodynamic therapy, a new treatment approach utilizing laser light- activated compounds to destroy cancer at the Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine. She also has been involved in studies on the use of blood thinners for clotting disorders. She is the author of the medical textbook Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Dickey is the Medical Director of Oncology and Chairman of the Oncology Committee at Little Company of Mary Hospital. She leads the Transfusion Committee at Torrance Memorial Medical Center."

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
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Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Santa Barbara College Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Lac Usc Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dickey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dickey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dickey to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Dickey's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Torrance, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Vanessa Dickey to anyone who needed her care. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. She has been there for me every step of the way. She always takes her time with me and answers all my questions. She comforted me in times of fear, always giving me the facts and...more
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in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Dickey was extremely professional and made me feel so relieved when I went into her office. She treated me for lung cancer and I am now cured of this disease. I was coughing really bad when I arrived at her office and she started me on some medications which helped me so much. I would highly...more
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in Austin, TX |
I'd NEVER recommend her to anyone. My first clue was my initial visit; after positive biopsy for breast cancer, it took three weeks to get an appointment, I arrive to learn they don't have my records, so nothing could be done. Never during the entire one year process did Dr. Dickey even examine...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dickey accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
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    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Dickey has admitting privileges

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
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