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J. Samuel Tolman, M.D.

Medical Oncologist/Hematologist

Hematology, Medical Oncology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Tolman started his medical career in research and soon learned that he was more drawn to working directly with people. After volunteering in a hospital emergency room, he gained an even greater appreciation for the importance of how a doctor interacts with patients. He went into his residency knowing that outpatient oncology was what he was meant to do. Dr. Tolman believes that outpatient oncology in community cancer centers is the wave of the future. He’s also a strong advocate for participation and access to clinical trials that help move the treatment of cancer forward. The real challenge, he believes, comes from how he partners with his patients and applies these new treatments. Seattle was a natural fit for Dr. Tolman’s love of the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, fishing, skiing and running. “Cancer is life-changing. Yet this is also an exciting time for oncology because of the new research and developments. A big part of my job is gaining an understanding of how each patient responds and learns, then educating my patients and families about all of the options so that they are actively involved in their care decisions.”

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
medical school
St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
fellowship, Hematology/Oncology

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anticoagulation
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Cns Lymphoma
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Cutaneous B Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Deep Thrombophlebitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Egfr Mutation
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Head And Neck Cancer Care
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Leukemia
  • Leukemia Genomics
  • Leukopenia
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma Genomics
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Maternal Hematologic Disorders
  • Maternal Thrombophilia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Petechiae
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Polycythemia
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Purpura
  • Renal Cancer
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Splenomegaly
  • Teratogen Exposure
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Unknown Primary Cancer
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
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  • English

Practice Locations

J. Samuel Tolman practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill