We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Surprise, AZ.

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Dr. Cassandra Nicole Moore, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14416 W Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Cassandra Moore is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Peoria, AZ and Sun City West, AZ. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Moore has received the following distinction: Physician Service Excellence Award, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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Dr. Parmjeet Kumar Banghar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14674 W Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 210
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Parmjeet Banghar's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Banghar (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. C Seema R Chavali, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14416 W Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Seema Narayan, who practices in Peoria, AZ and Sun City West, AZ, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania Medical College and performed her residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Narayan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Narayan (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
14416 W Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Subbayah Ramachandran is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). He studied medicine at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ramachandran trained at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health Center.

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Dr. James Young Choi, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
14674 W Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 104
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. James Choi's area of specialization is medical oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi takes. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Choi is conversant in Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14416 W Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Jean Schulman sees patients in Peoria, AZ and Sun City West, AZ. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Schulman's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14674 W Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 104
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Justin Goldfarb is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldfarb accepts. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Goldfarb's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.
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