We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Lithonia, GA.

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

Dr. Tonya Cole's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Cole is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cole attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Cole (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Cole's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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

Dr. Megan McKee is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McKee's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. Richard Carter's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Patients gave Dr. Carter an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Atlanta Cancer Care (ACC).

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

Dr. Celia Mamby's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mamby honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Simbo Aduloju is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Decatur, GA and Lithonia, GA. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Aduloju honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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