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Joseph Rosales, MD
Cancer
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Special Interests
Dr. Rosales specializes in thoracic oncology and urologic oncology.
Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Cancer, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Hematology and Medical Oncology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 1999
Residency
Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, Calif., 2002
Fellowships
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, 2006
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology Member, American Society of Hematology.
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
Dr. Rosales is FANTASTIC!!! I cannot recommend him highly enough!!!
August 2017
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.
August 2017
This is perhaps the most relaxed and helpful physician interaction I can remember. I think this is a remarkable person in this way.
August 2017
Excellent
July 2017
I couldn´t have asked for any better care and treatment.
July 2017
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.
July 2017
4) "Care provider´s efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment" You´re trying to cover too much in one question.
July 2017
Dr. Rosales is very good! Understand the treatment and explain things easily.
June 2017
cannot be much fun giving bad news. Dr. Rosales is top tier.
June 2017
Dr Rosales always seems prepared, efficient, concerned and responsive to questions
June 2017
Great Doc. Dr. Rosales
June 2017
Provider is very informative and caring.
May 2017
A great physician!
May 2017
I love my Doctor. Dr. Rosales is so patient and understanding, and always has a smile, which to me is very important.
May 2017
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!
March 2017
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.
February 2017
All are very professional.
February 2017
I am very grateful doctor Joseph Rosales, confidence in this provider, recommending his to my friends (and) and acquaintances.
January 2017
Very confident in the care my doctors are providing and happy with the way that they communicate with me and my wife.
January 2017
GOOD
January 2017
Not enough effort to help patients.
December 2016
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.
December 2016
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.
December 2016
Would like doctor to follow up with phone calls.
November 2016
Dr. Rosales is very positive and easy to talk to. I appreciate his knowledge re cancer care/follow up.
October 2016
A great doctor who communicates with me and my family extremely well.
October 2016
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.
October 2016
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.
October 2016
Have the utmost confidence in Dr. Rosales. He inspires confidence. Excellent care!!!
September 2016
Dr. Rosales is the best!
September 2016
Dr Rosales was very informative, answered all my questions, very friendly, very professional.
September 2016
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.
August 2016
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.
June 2016
I liked Dr. Rosales very much! He recommended a change of medication, and he will contact my urologist about this change!
May 2016
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.
May 2016
Not a bad experience -- but not great. I would like a deeper explanation of my problem and the potentials for more treatment.
May 2016
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.
March 2016
Again, everyone in providers office makes what could be an upsetting concern w/diagnosis easier to handle.
March 2016
Miss Dr. Chatta, but feel confident in Dr. Rosales. #10. I hope they don´t need his help.
February 2016
Dr. Rosales is always straight forward and up front with me and I like him as a doctor and person.
February 2016
I feel so lucky to have Dr. Rosales as my dr. - - always the best care -
January 2016
Excellent.
January 2016
He is focused and can communicate like a normal human.
January 2016
#9. Very high.
January 2016
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.