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We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Lake City, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Uma Iyer is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Iyer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terr; Suite #103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Vernon Montoya, who practices in Lake City, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Montoya trained at Booth Memorial Hospital for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Martin Holzman practices radiation oncology in Lake City, FL and Gainesville, FL. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Holzman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Holzman include: *additional Specialty In Radiation Oncology*; **additional Board Certification In Radiation; and Oncology**. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
795 Sw State Rd 47
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Mark Thompson works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist and radiation oncologist in Lake City, FL and City, FL. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Bobby Harrison works as a radiation oncologist in Lake City, FL. Dr. Harrison takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
289 Sw Stonegate Terrace; Suite 103
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Waseem Khan is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients rated Dr. Khan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.