Joseph Rosales, MD
Cancer, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Hematology and Medical Oncology
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 1999
Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif., 2002
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, 2006
Joined Virginia Mason
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Dr. Rosales is FANTASTIC!!! I cannot recommend him highly enough!!!
We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rosales as my oncologist. He spends as much time with me as I need. He answers questions honestly which I would imagine is difficult in his line of practice but I don´t want any sugar coating from my doctor.
This is perhaps the most relaxed and helpful physician interaction I can remember. I think this is a remarkable person in this way.
I couldn´t have asked for any better care and treatment.
Dr Rosales was wonderful with my mother. He always took the time to answer our questions and took our worries very seriously. He was always available if we had any follow up questions, even outside of our appointment, whether in person or by email if I was out of the country.
4) "Care provider´s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment" You´re trying to cover too much in one question.
Dr. Rosales is very good! Understand the treatment and explain things easily.
cannot be much fun giving bad news. Dr. Rosales is top tier.
Dr Rosales always seems prepared, efficient, concerned and responsive to questions
Great Doc. Dr. Rosales
Provider is very informative and caring.
A great physician!
I love my Doctor. Dr. Rosales is so patient and understanding, and always has a smile, which to me is very important.
Dr Rosales showed real interest in my wellbeing and listened to my concerns. He offered a new medication for me to try to see if it would help my situation with instructions to call in 30 days. I wish Dr Rosales would have been my Oncologist from the very beginning!
From the start I have felt confidence and trust in Dr. Rosales. I can´t imagine how any other doctor could provide better care. (I also felt confidence in Dr. Mazzen (?) the resident MD.
All are very professional.
I am very grateful doctor Joseph Rosales, confidence in this provider, recommending his to my friends (and) and acquaintances.
Very confident in the care my doctors are providing and happy with the way that they communicate with me and my wife.
Not enough effort to help patients.
My Oncologist is the BEST!!! He is positive, informative, honest and listens. I have recommended him to others who are in need of a good Oncologist.
On a few former times I felt that the care-giver was rushed. However, this visit he was altogether excellent in spending the time with me that I needed, and he was, as usual, clear in the information he gave me.
Would like doctor to follow up with phone calls.
Dr. Rosales is very positive and easy to talk to. I appreciate his knowledge re cancer care/follow up.
A great doctor who communicates with me and my family extremely well.
I have recommended the care at the VMMC to individuals all over the United States in my travels. Hearing about problems outside our area with medical care makes me appreciate VM.
Dr. Rosales is excellent: He answered all my questions, showed me my bone scans and explained them, told me what changes (improvements) we were hoping for, discussed my meds and explained what each was for, I felt very comfortable with Dr. Rosales. He is a wonderful doctor.
Have the utmost confidence in Dr. Rosales. He inspires confidence. Excellent care!!!
Dr. Rosales is the best!
Dr Rosales was very informative, answered all my questions, very friendly, very professional.
wish care provider would spent a little more time. in my personal experience is very therapeutic to ask questions in regard my treatment, it makes me feel piece of mind.
I was transferred to Dr. Rosales after Dr. Chatta left Virginia Mason. I wish I had chosen Dr. Rosales as my oncologist from the beginning of my treatment.
I liked Dr. Rosales very much! He recommended a change of medication, and he will contact my urologist about this change!
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Rosales as my care provider. He is very caring and thorough. I feel that I am in the best of hands.
Not a bad experience -- but not great. I would like a deeper explanation of my problem and the potentials for more treatment.
No better doctor and staff can be found. Had excellent care. Would recommend to anyone. They all do the very best at making sure you are taken care of to the best of their knowledge and training.
Again, everyone in providers office makes what could be an upsetting concern w/diagnosis easier to handle.
Miss Dr. Chatta, but feel confident in Dr. Rosales. #10. I hope they don´t need his help.
Dr. Rosales is always straight forward and up front with me and I like him as a doctor and person.
I feel so lucky to have Dr. Rosales as my dr. - - always the best care -
He is focused and can communicate like a normal human.
#9. Very high.
Dr Rosales said he would speak to Dr Pham re my having an MRI instead of a PET scan during my follow up appointments in May 2016 and get back to me the week of my January 2016 visit. I still haven´t heard back from him. It´s not a critical issue, but I do have a slight concern re Dr Rosales´ follow through.