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Dr. Steven Ginsberg

Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
Burien, WA
38 years experience male

Locations

Highline Cancer Center

Burien, WA

Address

16233 Sylvester Road, Burien, WA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Medicaid

Group Health Cooperative

Regence

United HealthCare Insurance Company

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Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

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759 Answers
319 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
It decreases : In B12 deficiency, anemia develops, blood cells enlarge, and the hemoglobin declines.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Cause can be treated: The cause of megaloblastic anemia has to be determined. If it is due to vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, supplements can help. Many people with B... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe: I think you are asking about Hydroxyurea in the treatment of sickle cell anemia. There are some medical publications that show that treatment with Hyd... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: It depends on how anemic one is. Symptoms should resolve within 3-6 weeks if low iron is the cause of the anemia, and the iron is being taken properly... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
No: Metformin does not cause megaloblastic anemia. Diabetics are frequently anemic for a variety of reasons.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a form of Heparin called low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh). Lmwh has less risk than regular heparin, and only needs to be ad... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Not really: This is just a blood test.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Other way areound: Heavy menstruation can lead to iron deficiency anemia, but anemia usually does not alter menstruation.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Yes: The cause of anemia has to be determined. Many causes of anemia are curable.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Cancer: Osteosarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of bone. Osteochondroma is a type of benign tumor, usually occurring in bones near joints. Though benign... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Blood test: This is just a blood test. The risks are the same for any blood testing, such as bruising and the needle site.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: If the polycythemia is a risk to health, treatment is indicated. This depends upon a person's other health problems, age, spleen size, and blood count... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: An oncologist is a cancer specialist who diagnoses and treats all types of cancer. He/she is not a surgeon, and does not perform major operations, but... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Context: Is the d dimer normal or high for the lab? Is there a history of smoking cigarettes, or a history of blood clots or emphysema? Chest pain, coughing up... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See doctor: determine the cause to determine treatment. It may be as simple as iron deficiency requiring supplementation, or it may be more complicated.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: Sounds like an infection, however, if this has been going on for a long time, cancer should be considered. Please see a doctor in the morning.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe: Discuss this with your brother and his oncologist. There are rare familial renal cancer syndromes.
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Check ferritin level: Is the MCV 70? IF so, that would suggest a blood disorder-thalassemia or hemoglobin E. Because the hemoglobin is normal, or almost so, this suggests t... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Not a good idea: The combination can lead to serious bleedeing and should be avoided.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Not petechiae: These are probably not petechiae. If there is any concern, please visit with primary care provider,
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe: Radiation for stage 4 lung cancer is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of cancer (such as pain), rather than to increase survival. Though one ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Blood test: To determine if anemia is present, a blood test should be done. There are many causes of anemia. Cure and prevention depend on finding the cause.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Yes: Uterine tumors frequently bleed and can lead to iron deficiency and anemia. Iron supplementation can help.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Inherited: Sickle cell anemia is an inherited, non-sex linked genetic mutation ( actually several mutations) that leads to the formation of an abnormal hemoglobi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: There are many causes of diarrhea and weight loss. A gastroenterologist specialized in diseases of the digestive system and can determine the problem.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See doctors: Easy bruising can be related to medication or to blood problems. An evaluation by a doctor is required to determine the cause. Low platelets or other ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Inflammation, tumors: These are the most common causes of retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas, tumors of the intestinal tract, pancreas, kidneys are tumors that may... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is impor... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: Is iron deficiency the only cause of anemia? Has the hemoglobin risen? How much iron is being taken? These are important questions to answer before ma... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Depends: This depends on the type of cancer that required a stem cell transplant. Different cancers are tested for differently. For instance, leukemia can be l... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Unlikely: Lymph nodes that 'pop up' suddenly are not likely from lymphoma. If lymph nodes remain enlarged for 4-6 weeks, then they need to be evaluated by a med... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Probably not: Mild anemia is common as pregnancy progresses. Iron and Folic Acid supplements are important during pregnancy. Regular appointments with an obstetrici... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: Symptoms such as these require a comprehensive history, examination, and testing. Call to make an appointment right away!
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe: One must question why blood tests are being done so often in a well 20 year old? Medications and certain conditions can lead to low platelets. Itp is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Several symptoms: Sickle cell anemia leads to pain in the bones. It can also lead to shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, strokes. It affects the bones, brain, kid... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: This is a genetic mutation that puts a person at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer. It is passed from parent to child with a 50% likelihood... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Yes: The first signs of uterine cancer are often abnormal vaginal bleeding, particularly after going through menopause. This requires urgently being seen b... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor. Discuss any risk factors you may have. Mesothelioma is most common in people who smoke and are exposed to asbestos.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
More info needed: This question is not easily understood. What i can tell is that it may represent hypothyroidism and very mild diabetes.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: A gammopathy is an abnormal gammaglobulin or gammaglobulin level. A monoclonal gammopathy is a single abnormal protein that can indicate a bone marrow... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See your doctor: Do you have spinal cancer and are having trouble coping, or are you concerned that you might have spinal cancer? In either case, you need medical help... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: Your enlarged lymph nodes could be due to a chronic infection, but 5 months is a long time. You should see a health care provider to figure out what i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
I think: You are asking what is the relationship between sickle cell anemia and malaria. People with sickle cell trait are somewhat protected against certain i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Yes: A bone marrow transplant can replace the cells responsible for creating sickle cells with cells that produce normal hemoglobin. This is a very difficu... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See below: Cancer cells have escaped the normal controls that healthy cells have. This allows them to grow uncontrollably and to invade and destroy normal organs... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Maybe: Given the pregnancy and left leg pain, evaluation for a blood clot is advised. Please see your obstetrician asap!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: This question can only be answered by a doctor visit. Please make an appointment asap.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: It is unlikely a cerebellar tumor, but your symptoms need to be evaluated by a physician.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Blood count: A blood count can let you know if you have leukemia.
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Nov 20, 2013
Excellent physician!
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May 23, 2013
Dr Ginsberg a doctor whom went out of his way to see a patient that he knew didn't need be seen in his field. Dr Ginsberg went the extra mile to help me feel more comfortable with trusting doctors aga...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ginsberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Nice to finally see a description. All you see on the internet as a symptom is "bloating".
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I. Had esophagus CANCER. Now breathing problems.low iron.dr isn't sure
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've had a lot of stuff ruled out. I'm getting Ct scan on lymph nodes.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Seattle, WA - Winter
2013
Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, Washington - Summer
2013
Top Oncologist and Hematologist, First Place, Washington - Spring
2014
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