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We found 16 oncologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Payson, AZ.

Dr. Rufus James Mark, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Rufus Mark specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Mark completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1990. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Maqbool Alam Halepota, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Maqbool Halepota is a medical oncology specialist. Dr. Halepota's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Halepota (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Sinhala.

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Dr. John Joseph Kresl, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. John Kresl is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kresl trained at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota for his residency. Dr. Kresl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Haider Zafar, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Haider Zafar specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zafar average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zafar attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Kurt Andrew Wharton, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton, who practices in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wharton attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Rajinder S Grover, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Rajinder Grover's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grover is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Grover (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. David Paul works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Phoenix, AZ, Glendale, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Paul average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Paul completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Saima Saeed's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Saeed attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health.

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Dr. Amol Nanak Singh Rakkar, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Amol Rakkar specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rakkar is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rakkar accepts. He studied medicine at Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Rakkar completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center and National Cancer Institute. He is conversant in Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Lawrence Kasper is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Phoenix, AZ, Glendale, AZ, and Payson, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Kasper is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Kasper's residency was performed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix.

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Dr. Martin B Langford, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Martin Langford is a specialist in medical oncology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Langford attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Lauren Daniel Stegman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Lauren Stegman is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stegman attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Sucai Bi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Dr. Bi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health. He attended Soochow University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Manpreet Kaur Chadha, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Manpreet Chadha works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Chadha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Erie County Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chadha accepts.

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Dr. Demetrio Bernabe Mamani, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Demetrio Mamani sees patients in Glendale, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. His medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mamani graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Nazish Ahmad, DO
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
807 S. Ponderosa
Payson, AZ
 

Dr. Nazish Ahmad sees patients in Scottsdale, AZ, Glendale, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. Her medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Ahmad accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Estrella Medical 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.