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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

John McKnight, MD, MBA

Medical Oncologist

CTCA Atlanta

"Every patient and every family member deserves to leave a consultation with the hope that treatment will make them better rather than worse. They also deserve to feel confident they will be treated with respect and compassion through one of the most challenging journeys of their lives."

- John McKnight, MD, MBA

Patient Rating

4.8 / 5
147 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Internship / Residency

  • D.C. General Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh

Advanced degree(s)

  • MBA, Medical Management – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Certification(s)

  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Fellowship(s)

  • National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Practicing since: 1987

Dr. John McKnight is dedicated to providing cancer care that is compassionate, up-to-date, and patient­ and family-focused. He believes in care of the "whole person," not just managing the disease.

Dr. McKnight does not limit his thinking or approaches to the care of a cancer patient by age or circumstance. With 25 years of oncology care experience, he understands the difference between aggressive care of advanced cancer versus care that is aggressive in the pursuit of alleviating pain and suffering.        

"In my mind, the medical oncologist is there to guide the cancer patient's care," says Dr. McKnight, a medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta. "It is the place where patients receive a more complete understanding of their illness, as well as direction for fighting the disease."

"CTCA® has done an incredible job of removing barriers so a doctor can be a doctor and patients can be embraced and be enveloped in care," he adds.

Dr. McKnight has many years of experience in treating a broad range of cancers. He has established a reputation in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and lung cancer. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. McKnight is dedicated to staying well-informed about the ever changing healthcare environment.

Dr. McKnight is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed an internal medicine residency at UPMC Presbyterian, which is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. McKnight completed his medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, he holds an MBA with a focus in medical management from Johns Hopkins University.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. McKnight owned a private practice in Washington, D.C., for 23 years. He was also the Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and a senior staff oncologist at the Washington Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. McKnight has received Washington Hospital Center's highest  honor for excellence in teaching, the Joe H. Gaskin MD Award, eight times in his career. Both Washingtonian Magazine (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012) and Washington Consumers’ Checkbook consistently voted him as one of the top doctors  in Washington, D.C. Dr. McKnight also was the 2002 recipient of the Insignis Medal, which is awarded to one who is outstanding or exceptional in service to other people and to the community.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/29/2018
Dr. McKnight has been perfect for me, always feel that he is truly concerned and thorough. And his staff are always the same and most polite.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/17/2018
Can't say enough good things about team *McKnight.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/17/2018
all the time I recommend Dr. McKnight.

Patient rating

5 / 5
10/1/2018
he aims for the best and highest care for me.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/25/2018
My Oncologist earned the utmost respect from me and confidence in his ability to cure me from his clear assessment of my treatments and needs and concerns. He communicated clearly and fully and helped me make the best decisions for my treatments. He always showed concern about my coping with the effects of the treatments. I am continuing under his care.

Patient rating

5 / 5
9/20/2018
When *Dr. John Mc Knight stayed before God I pray God will say to him job well done, he is the best and his love shows through his work. Thank God for him.

Patient rating

5 / 5
8/10/2018
My first visit with my oncologist, I was very impressed with the amount of time he spent explaining and examining me. He was very pleased, calm and knowledgeable. I already recommended him and friends and family.

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/25/2018
He was very knowledgeable and made me and my family comfortable about our decision. I felt I was in good hands

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/10/2018
Dr. McKnight treats me like a close friend while maintaining professionalism. I just love him and his team (MY team).

Patient rating

5 / 5
7/1/2018
my oncologist has my complete confidence,however, his schedule is such that I don't see him on my appointments as often as I would like to.

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA. All ratings are included even if a comment is excluded.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and in-office gynecologic oncology services. Gynecologic surgeries are not evaluated at this time because a different survey tool would be required.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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