We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Gold near Bremen, GA.

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Dr. Carlos A Osmon, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Carlos Osmon is a medical specialist in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Osmon's medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osmon honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Michael B Andrews, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Michael Andrews specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Marietta, GA, Bremen, GA, and Douglasville, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews takes. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Andrews attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Andrews's professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Navin P Wadehra, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Navin Wadehra works as a medical oncologist and hematologist. Patients rated Dr. Wadehra highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Wadehra trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Sujatha Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
200 Allen Memorial Drive; Suite 302-b
Bremen, GA
 

Dr. Sujatha Hariharan sees patients in Douglasville, GA, Bremen, GA, and Austell, GA. Her medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Hariharan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hariharan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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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.