Doctor Category: Oncology
Jeffrey Margolis, M.D., board-certified in medical oncology and part of Oakland Medical Group/ Michigan Healthcare Professionals Clinical Hematology & Medical Oncology, is at the forefront of cancer research and treatment.
Telling someone they have cancer is never easy, but what helps ease the pain and relieve some of the shock and anxiety is when the diagnosis is accompanied with answers, solutions, and a positive outlook. Dr. Margolis has had to give plenty of patients difficult news during his 24 years in medicine, but he says that what’s changed over time is the increase in positive solutions that are now included with the diagnosis.
“In the past we would be trying to get people more time, but now we’re focused on meaningful cures that allow people to get back to living and doing what they want to do,” he says. “What we’re doing now is targeting what’s best for the patient, what type of treatment they can tolerate, and what side effects they can manage — and then coming up with a treatment that best fits their profile and their goals. We identify very specific types of cancers. These types of cancers have their own specific treatments, and it’s making a huge difference.
“One of the things we’re doing today is more personalized medicine,” Dr. Margolis continues. “We’re doing special genetic molecular testing on everybody’s tumor. We used to just say you have lung cancer, but now we find out what driver mutations there are and we target things to that mutation. Treatments are no longer generic; they’re tumor-specific.”
Another example of whole-patient care is offering Cold Caps/Scalp Cooling Systems at infusion centers located throughout metro Detroit. And when fertility preservation is the goal of a patient, options are discussed.
Michigan Healthcare Professionals is the largest private practice in Michigan and focuses on multiple specialties including medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology.
The Royal Oak office recently moved to a new suite in the Rose Cancer Center in Royal Oak. The state-of-the-art suite is patient-focused and has a larger capacity to better serve community members.