George K. Philips, MD| Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

George K. Philips, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (513 reviews)

Specialties: Medical Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-9429

About me

George K. Philips, MBBS, MD, MPH, has extensive experience researching and treating cancers of the urinary tract (known as genitourinary cancers), including prostate, kidney, testicular, and bladder cancers, at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and at the Hematology-Oncology Clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC). Dr. Philips leads the genitourinary medical oncology program at MWHC and manages patient enrollment for the clinical trials associated with the program. He has chaired the MedStar Health Research Institute-Georgetown University Oncology Institutional Review Board Committee, which works to protect patients participating in cancer clinical trials across the MedStar Health Network. Dr. Philips is the principal investigator for many current genitourinary cancers.

Dr. Philips founded GUMDROP, a regional collaboration among specialists in radiation, medical and urologic oncology at academic centers in the Washington, D.C., region, to promote clinical trials. He serves as the vice-chair for Faculty Development and Subspecialty Training Programs in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University. His research and educational skills, leadership in trainee and faculty development and clinical research collaborations have contributed to the clinical and research expertise offered by the MedStar Cancer Network.

Philosophy of Care
I believe the patient's interest comes first and that the physician's obligation is to seek and apply all available resources for the well being of the patient. This commitment includes offering information and guidance about participating in cancer clinical trials and providing moral support through treatment. I focus on both the patient and the family.

Secondly, I believe in working as a team with oncology nurses, social workers and staff to develop a comprehensive strategy to address all aspects of a patient's experience with cancer. I work to ensure that each patient receives a personalized cancer treatment plan that is safe and effective.

Lastly, I believe in being honest with patients about prognosis, the risks and benefits of evaluation and treatment and the potential impact their decisions may have on their quality of life. This approach requires listening carefully to patients and shared decision-making. I try to optimize my medical management to match my patient's goals for how he or she wishes to live successfully as a cancer survivor.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Seminoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Seminoma
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Bladder Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Chemoradiation
  • Prostate Cancer Genomics
  • Renal Cancer Genomics
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-2223

Fax 202-444-1229

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Fax 202-444-1229

110 Irving Street Northwest
Suite C2151
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2844

Fax 202-877-8909

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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Graduate Education: Harvard School of Public Health (1999)

Fellowship Program: University of Colorado Hospital Denver (1995)

Residency Program: University of Colorado Hospital Denver (1993)

Fellowship Program: University of Colorado Hospital Denver (1991)

Residency Program: Christian Medical College Hospital (1989)

Medical School: Univ. of Bombay - Grant Medical College (1985)

Medical School: Government Medical College (1985)

Awards

  • Leadership Award from the American College of Physicians, Washington, DC, chapter.

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Nov 9, 2023

    Great doctor

  • Nov 3, 2023

    Once again, there was no bad experience during my visits. Dr. was very careful in explaining and eager to explain.

  • Oct 17, 2023

    One of the best doctors I be ever encountered