We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Columbus, GA.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Wilbur Bassett specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bassett is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Woodrow McWilliams works as a radiation oncologist in Columbus, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McWilliams accepts. Dr. McWilliams studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite C001
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Gregory Sfakianos is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Sfakianos is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Sajid Ahmed sees patients in Columbus, GA. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Peter Jiang's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Pippas is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pippas studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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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.
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