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 breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
Dr. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, leads a team of Board Certified physicians who provide compassionate care and comprehensive treatment plans.
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.
Polycythemia vera is a rare bone marrow disorder. The expert doctors of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy treat a wide range of disorders including polycythemia vera.
Polycythermia vera is a rare bone marrow disorder that produces an abnormal number of blood cells. Typically it produces too many red blood cells and often the amount of white blood cells and platelets show an increase. Polycythermia vera disease often is found more in men than women.
Symptoms of polycythermia vera disease may include the following:
Severe symptoms of polycythemia vera may include the following:
Your doctor will conduct a physical exam and take a thorough history of your health. Some of the recommended tests may include:
Polycythemia vera develops slowly. The average patient does not experience any problems because of the disease. The objective of treatment is to eliminate the thickness of the blood to avoid bleeding or clotting. Possible treatments may include:
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. David Riseberg, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy, is a top rated doctor in Baltimore, Maryland.
A Mercy patient says she believes in miracles after being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer and given a second chance at life.