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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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's specialties are ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Javid's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javid has received the distinction of Voted "Best Doctors in America,". He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Catherine Azar practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Azar has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Gin's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Gin takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Medical Center, Tucson and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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

Dr. Bruce Porterfield is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Green Valley, AZ. Dr. Porterfield's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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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.