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

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

Dr. Martin Holzman's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Holzman attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holzman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: *additional Specialty In Radiation Oncology*; **additional Board Certification In Radiation; and Oncology**. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Uma Iyer is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. She studied medicine at Stanley Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer takes.

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

Dr. Vernon Montoya sees patients in Lake City, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montoya takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and residency at Booth Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Thompson is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Dr. Thompson studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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, Internal Medicine
4520 W Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
 

Dr. Bobby Harrison specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Harrison honors 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, who practices in Lake City, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Khan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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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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.