We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Premier near Rome, GA.

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Dr. Melissa Stuart Dillmon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Melissa Dillmon is a Rome, GA physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dillmon obtained her medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Dr. Matthew Peter Mumber, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Matthew Mumber, who practices in Rome, GA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Mumber accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Thomas Alvin Simpson Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Simpson is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Dr. Dilawar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Dilawar Khan specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. Gerald McCormick is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Rome, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCormick attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Dr. John Christopher Abdou, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
255 W 5th Street Sw
Rome, GA
 

Dr. John Abdou's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Abdou is an in-network provider for 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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