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We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Canton, GA.

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Dr. Gena H Volas Redd, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
228 Riverstone Drive
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Gena Volas-Redd is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Canton, GA and Marietta, GA. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Volas-Redd has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Volas-Redd (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS), and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Louis Crain Garrot, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
228 Riverstone Drive
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Louis Garrot's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Canton, GA and Marietta, GA. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garrot's professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Lynn M Zemsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
228 Riverstone Drive
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Lynn Zemsky's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Zemsky completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Dr. Curtis R Miles, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
15 Reinhardt College Parkway; Suite 110
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Curtis Miles is a medical oncologist and hematologist in Jasper, GA and Canton, GA. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Miles attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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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.