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Cancer Treatment Services in Tacoma & Puyallup

We believe in treating patients like family.

Northwest Medical Specialties provides South Sound residents with compassionate, experienced and innovative medical care and treatment in oncology and hematology.

At NWMS we have the reputation of treating our patients like family. We are dedicated to providing excellent patient care by incorporating individual patient needs into compassionate, high-quality and cost-effective medical treatment. Services are provided outside the confines of the hospital setting whenever possible, allowing patients to experience their treatment in a warm and relaxing environment. We are also committed to advancing medical treatment through research and are among the regional leaders in clinical trials.

To help assist in the healing process, we understand that achieving and maintaining health requires more than just medications and medical treatments. Our physicians work closely with health care providers to coordinate patient care. Patients can research their diagnosis by visiting our Resources and Links section. We also sponsor classes in exercise and nutrition and offer support groups for patients and their families. Financial counseling services are also available.

Call (253) 428-8700 to schedule an appointment.

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We are conveniently located in south Puget Sound, with clinics adjacent to:

Each location is staffed by board-certified physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, specially trained nurses and administrative staff.

Our network of dedicated staff includes:

  • Hematology Oncology Northwest
  • Rainier Hematology – Oncology
  • NWMS Research
  • Naturopathic Care, Coordinated with Northwest Natural Health

View a complete listing of our Medical Oncology physicians.

HEALTH ALERT! For the safety of our patients and staff only patients will be allowed into our clinics and everyone MUST wear a mask. See additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


November 16, 2020 Update

During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID 19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID 19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID 19, which is both devastating and preventable.

We offer a virtual visit option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control