Dr. Richard A Axtell MD Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

Dr. Richard Axtell is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is affiliated with Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. He is one of 8 doctors at Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids who specialize in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist: General Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Hospital Affiliation

Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids
Ranked #27 in Pediatrics: Cancer

Education & Medical Training

University of Rochester
Residency, Pediatrics, 1981 - 1982

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1984 - 1987

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

MI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Flow cytometric immunophenotyping test for staging/monitoring neuroblastoma patients.
Warzynski, M.J., Graham, D.M., Axtell, R.A., Higgins, J.V., Hammers, Y.A.

Brief unconscious sedation for painful pediatric oncology procedures. Intravenous methohexital with appropriate monitoring is safe and effective.
Schwanda, A. E., Freyer, D. R., Sanfilippo, D. J., Axtell, R. A., Fahner, J. B., Hackbarth, R. M., Hassan, N. E., Kopec, J. S., Waskerwitz, M. J.

Prevention of central venous catheter-related infections and thrombotic events in immunocompromised children by the use of vancomycin/ciprofloxacin/heparin flush solution: A randomized, multicenter, double-blind trial.
Henrickson, K. J., Axtell, R. A., Hoover, S. M., Kuhn, S. M., Pritchett, J., Kehl, S. C., Klein, J. P.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • Spectrum Health
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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