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We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 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's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Marietta, GA, Cartersville, GA, and Canton, GA. Dr. Mehta is especially interested in bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include colon cancer. Dr. Uppalapati is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uppalapati graduated from Gandhi Medical College and then she performed her residency at Prince George's Hospital Center. Dr. Uppalapati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Shaffer completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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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 works as a medical oncologist and hematologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Miles attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally 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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Jasper, GA and Atlanta, GA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Geller is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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.