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We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Lithonia, GA.

Dr. Tonya Echols Echols, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
2745 Dekalb Medical Parkway
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Tonya Cole is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cole (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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Specializes in Oncology, General Surgery
5900 Hillandale Drive; Suite 335
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. April Speed works as a general surgeon and oncologist in Conyers, GA and Lithonia, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery and breast cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speed honors. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2476 Dekalb Medical Way; Suite 110
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Celia Mamby is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Mamby average 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mamby honors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1498 Klondike Road; Suite 106
Conyers, GA
 

Dr. Megan McKee is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Conyers, GA. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. McKee accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1498 Klondike Road; Suite 106
Conyers, GA
 

Dr. Richard Carter specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Conyers, GA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter takes. Dr. Carter is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Cancer Care (ACC).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2745 Dekalb Medical Way; Suite 110
Lithonia, GA
 

Dr. Simbo Aduloju is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) 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.