Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The Vascular Center at Mercy provides vascular surgeons who treat conditions including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the legs and vein blockages.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
When diagnosed with a cancer like multiple myeloma, it is important to find experienced doctors who have a comprehensive knowledge of the disorder. The doctors of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, have the expertise and skills needed for treating patients with different types of cancer, including multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that starts in abnormal or cancerous plasma cells. Plasma cells are located in the bone marrow and serve as an important element of the body’s immune system. Plasma cells make proteins called antibodies to help destroy infections. Abnormal plasma cells grow out of control and form tumors in the bone marrow. More than one tumor is called multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is common in older people and African Americans. While some people do not experience any symptoms, the most common symptoms include:
The medical oncologists at Mercy may use a variety of laboratory test to diagnose multiple myeloma including:
Determining the best treatment option for multiple myeloma will depend on the stage of the disease. The physician experts of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy will thoroughly discuss with you the condition and the best treatment option for you.
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of cancers including leukemia and lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Drs. David Riseberg, Sandy Kotiah, Richard Huslig, Peter Ledakis and Vinod Varki offer expertise in cancer treatment through chemicals, biological products and immunotherapy, including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, biological and endocrine therapies and radiofrequency abalation.
Medical Oncology and Hematology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Sandy Kotiah serves as the Director of The Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy and leads a multidisciplinary team of doctors focused on providing some of the best treatment options for rare neuroendocrine diseases.
A team of Mercy doctors and an indomitable spirit keep a Baltimore woman going through a series of health issues.