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We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Jasper, GA.

Dr. Satyen Rajendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1020 J.l. White Drive; Suite 160
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Satyen Mehta practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) in Marietta, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Canton, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Mehta is conversant in Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Exam, Lower Back Problems

Dr. Madhurima Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1020 J.l. White Drive; Suite 160
Jasper, GA
 

Dr. Madhurima Uppalapati practices medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Uppalapati is rated highly by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uppalapati include colon cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College and then she performed her residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Uppalapati (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer

Dr. Don W Shaffer II, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1020 J.l. White Drive; Suite 160
Jasper, GA
 

Dr. Don Shaffer is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Marietta, GA and Jasper, GA. Dr. Shaffer is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Shaffer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Curtis R Miles, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1020 J L White Drive; Suite 160
Jasper, GA
 

Dr. Curtis Miles specializes in medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Jasper, GA and Canton, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miles takes. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Miles performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
134 Mountainside Village Parkway; Building 400
Jasper, GA
 

Dr. Brian Geller is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Geller graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Geller trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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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.