We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Bronze near Green Valley, AZ.

Dr. Cameron G Javid, MD
Specializes in Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1055 N La Canada Drive; Suite 103
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Cameron Javid is a retina specialist and ocular oncology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Javid attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Javid average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Javid has received professional recognition including the following: Voted "Best Doctors in America,". He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1315 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Robert Gin is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Green Valley, AZ. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Bruce Porterfield's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Green Valley, AZ. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porterfield attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 S La Canada Drive
Green Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Catherine Azar is a Green Valley, AZ physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Azar obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Oncology?

An oncologist is a physician who is concerned with the treatment of tumors and cancers. Cancer is when cells in the human body grow in an abnormal or out-of-control way. The goal of oncology is to cure a patient’s cancer, or, if the cancer is incurable, to control the cancer and reduce the symptoms for as long as possible.

Oncologists have several roles in their interaction with patients. They diagnose cancer and determine what stage the cancer is in, or to what extent the cancer has grown. They explain the diagnosis and stage to the patient, and they recommend treatment and deliver care. During treatment, oncologists are responsible for maintaining quality of life for their patients by reducing pain and side effects from medications.

There are three main types of oncologists:
  • Medical Oncologists specialize in the use of medications, especially chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells. In some areas, the term “medical oncologist” refers to the oncologist who is overall in charge of making decisions about a patient’s treatment.
  • Surgical Oncologists specialize in surgical treatments for cancer, such as biopsies (where small tissue samples are taken and examined), or surgical removal of tumors and surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Oncologists specialize in the use of radiation (a kind of high powered x-ray) to kill cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology also recognizes the subspecialties of Gynecological Oncology, which focuses on cancers of the female reproductive tract, and Pediatric Oncology, which deals with cancers that are most common in childhood.

In the United States, nearly one-half of all men and one-third of all women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It is an unfortunately common disease that can sometimes be life-threatening. Oncologists provide care to millions of people facing that diagnosis every year.