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

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

Dr. Cassandra Moore sees patients in Peoria, AZ and Sun City West, AZ. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Physician Service Excellence Award, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital. She is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Peoria, AZ and Sun City West, AZ. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Osmania Medical College. Dr. Narayan's residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit. In addition to English, Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Narayan is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Glendale, AZ, Avondale, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. Before completing his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Banghar attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Banghar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Banghar's professional 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Schulman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. 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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Dr. Ramachandran is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Health Center.

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

Dr. James Choi practices medical oncology. Dr. Choi is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Choi trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Justin M Goldfarb, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
14674 W Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 104
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Justin Goldfarb's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Glendale, AZ, Avondale, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. Dr. Goldfarb's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic 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.