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Internal Medicine ,Hematology/Oncology , Medical Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Eiko Klimant , MD

Salish Cancer Center
3700 Pacific Hwy E Ste 100
Fife, WA 98424

(253) 382-6300

Overview

Dr. Eiko Klimant is a board-certified medical oncologist in the Department of Medical Oncology at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center. "My goal is to create a meaningful experience for the patient and their caregivers, which includes creating conditions and finding therapies to help assure the best possible outcome for each individual patient," says Dr. Klimant. Dr. Klimant earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. There, he was a biology honors student and earned an International Educational Scholarship. Dr. Klimant then earned a medical degree from Heinrich Heine University School of Medicine in Duesseldorf, Germany. He also completed subinternships in internal medicine and surgery at the University of Nantes in Nantes, France, where he received an ERAMUS scholarship. Following medical school, Dr. Klimant served as Junior House Officer in internal medicine at the University of Glasgow, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock, Scotland. He also spent several years as a resident in general surgery, internal medicine, and emergency medicine at the University of Rennes affiliated hospitals in France. In 1997, Dr. Klimant moved back to the United States. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate of Yale University in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Klimant then completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Klimant also served as a Bayer Research Fellow at Bayer Corporation in West Haven, Connecticut. There, he was involved in clinical research on strategic drug development as well as clinical trials of new anti-cancer agents. Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Klimant was appointed as Medical Director, and later as Chairman, of the Department of Oncology/Hematology at the Marshfield Clinic in Weston/Wausau, Wisconsin. At Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Klimant was a coinvestigator in multiple oncology clinical research trials. He was also a member of the IRB for some time. In addition, Dr. Klimant was a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. Since joining CTCA, Dr. Klimant says, "I am most impressed with the willingness and openness to finding new and better ways for cancer treatment at CTCA. I also very much appreciate the respect that CTCA has for each patient. Patients and caregivers love being here, which also is true for the hospital staff." At CTCA, Dr. Klimant works within a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centered cancer care. "CTCA empowers patients. The integrative care model puts the patient at the center. Patients' needs are addressed on multiple levels, including innovative scientific cancer treatment, spiritual and psychological support, naturopathic medicine, and an individualized nutritional program," he says. Dr. Klimant is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians, and the Society for Integrative Oncology. He is fluent in English, German and French.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 27 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Specialties

Internal Medicine ,Hematology/Oncology , Medical Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Tacoma General Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf Medizinische Fakultaet Graduated in 1995

Main Location

Fax: (253) 338-2630
Website: www.salishcancercenter.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Other Locations

Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center
3700 Pacific Hwy E Ste 100
Fife, WA 98424

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

N/A

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
  • Group Health Coop Core
  • Highmark Alliance Flex Blue
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Cost 1500, a Multi-State Plan
  • Highmark Community Blue Flex EPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Blue PPO 1500 MRF
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Flex Blue PPO 500 MRF
  • Highmark Health Savings Blue PPO 1400 MRF
  • Highmark Shared Cost Blue PPO 6000 MRF
  • Individual Signature
  • Preferred Provider Network - WA
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO