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J Samuel Tolman MD

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology: Medical
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group Provider

We welcomed Samuel Tolman, MD, to the PeaceHealth United General Medical Center Cancer Center team of providers in 2021. He comes to PeaceHealth from Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, Washington, where he practiced as a hematologist- oncologist. Dr. Tolman is pleased to “finally be practicing in a community setting” — a professional career goal he set more than 15 years ago.

Dr. Tolman is an experienced physician who has treated all kinds of cancer and blood disorders. He has significant clinical experience with neoadjuvant therapies (therapies to reduce the size of cancerous tumors prior to surgery) utilizing chemotherapy and chemoradiation as well as clinical hematology.

As a former scientist, Dr. Tolman believes in helping his patients understand the treatments they are receiving while honoring their choice to pursue or decline therapy. “I feel strongly about informing patients about their choices irrespective of what they ultimately choose to do. It is my honor and privilege to guide patients through their difficult journey, and I believe that quality of life is greatly improved when treatment is provided close to home,” he said.

Dr. Tolman has participated in clinical trials for all types of cancer and notes that this is an exciting time for cancer and cancer research in that there are so many new agents being developed. These trials support evidence-based medical practice and allow clinicians to determine which therapies are best for each individual patient.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Tolman enjoys hiking, fishing and woodworking. As a youth, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He is married with two school-age children and a Labrador Retriever.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameri Group
  • AmeriGroup
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Community Health Plan of WA (CHPW)
  • Coordinated Care
  • Crime Victims / Labor & Industries
  • First Choice Health Network
  • First Health Network
  • Health Net Federal Services
  • Humana Choice Care
  • Humana Veterans
  • Kaiser (GHC)
  • Labor And Industries
  • Labor and Industries
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multi Plan
  • PNOA
  • Premera HealthPlus-Blue Cross
  • Regence - BC/BS
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • United HealthCare Healthy Options
  • United HealthCare Networks
  • United HealthCare networks
  • WA Medicaid (DSHS)

Board Certification

  • ABIM: Medical Oncology


  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Degree: MD
  • University of California San Francisco
    Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Specialty: Internal Medicine


  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology: Medical

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