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We found 7 oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Columbus, GA.

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

Dr. Wilbur Bassett is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bassett is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bassett attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Gregory Sfakianos' specialty is gynecologic oncology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Smith's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for 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. Andrew Pippas is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippas takes.

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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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Sindh Medical College.

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

Dr. Peter Jiang works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Woodrow McWilliams is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. McWilliams is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Morehouse 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.