Mohamed Akkad

Mohamed Akkad, M.D.

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  • Medical Oncology/Hematology
  • Medical Oncology/Hematology

Provider Type: Physician

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Biography

Mohamed Akkad, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist with MidMichigan Physicians Group and is a member of the comprehensive cancer care team at MidMichigan Health. This team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, specialized surgeons, interventional radiologists, as well as breast and lung health navigators.

Dr. Akkad went into the field of medicine because of his fascination with the various dynamics of the human body and its physiology. “Being the son of a physician, I was influenced throughout my childhood by my father’s dedication toward the field of medicine,” he said. “Having a family member that was diagnosed with cancer and watching her battle it and win, inspired me to get into the field of hematology/oncology to help others in similar situations. As I continued with my studies, I got more involved in the area of research and my passion for medicine only grew stronger.”

According to Dr. Akkad, the advancements in diagnosis and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers are rapidly evolving. An example of this would be the use of immunotherapy to treat lung cancer, which involves using a patient’s own cells to attack the cancer cells versus administering chemotherapy.

Philosophy of Care

“First and foremost, I want my patients to be comfortable in the environment that they’re in,” said Dr. Akkad. “The diagnosis of cancer is very stressful and patients require a lot of emotional and social support.”

Dr. Akkad feels it is important to make sure his patients fully understand their diagnosis, their plan of care and the expectations that go along with it. “I believe in being up front with my patient’s and sharing everything I know,” he said. “I also believe it is important to make sure that their family members have a clear understanding of this as well.”

Special Interests and Procedures

As a medical oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Akkad is dedicated to the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of various forms of cancer such as prostate, breast, lung and colon cancer, as well as blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. He also treats a variety of blood disorders, including anemia, bleeding disorders and blood clots.

Dr. Akkad has been involved in clinical research, co-authored several research publications and co-presented at a variety of medical conferences.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, as well as traveling and playing tennis.

Gender

  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 2008

Board Certified

  • Internal Medicine

Languages

  • English

Education

Medical School

2008
Jordan University of Science & Technology College of Medicine, Irbid, Jordan, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Residency

2013
Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, Lansing, MI, INTERNAL MEDICINE

Fellowship

2016
Michigan State University, Breslin Cancer Center, East Lansing, MI, HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Blood & Bleeding Disorders
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Colon Cancer Treatment

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Philosophy

"I believe in being up front with my patient’s and sharing everything I know. I also believe it is important to make sure that their family members have a clear understanding of this as well."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • HAP HMO
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Health Care Alliance Pool (HCAP)
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Physicians Health Plan
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Commercial
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Humana Choice Care
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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Specialty

  • Cancer

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

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