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We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Denver, CO.

Dr. Christopher Brian Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Christopher Jones is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and National Jewish Health.

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Dr. Colin Dexter Weekes, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Colin Weekes specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Weekes has indicated that his clinical interests include chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, and blood disorders. He is affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Imaging Procedures, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Scott Kantor, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robert Kantor's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Centura Health and National Jewish Health. Dr. Kantor attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Denver. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc..

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Dr. William Eng Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. William Lee specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Lee's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and National Jewish Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Dr. Laurie L Carr, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Laurie Carr is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Denver, CO. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Carr obtained her medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is affiliated with National Jewish Health.

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Dr. Sarah Lindsey Davis, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. S. Davis practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise consist of cancer and blood disorders. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Stomach Problems, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Jose Ignacio Mayordomo, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jose Mayordomo works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with the University Physicians.

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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.