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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Pudipeddi Sarma works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Snellville, GA. Dr. Sarma has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1770 Presidential Circle
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Kelly Drake's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Drake's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Alexander Saker's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Saker is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saker takes. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Satvir Singh is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Lawrenceville, GA and Snellville, GA. Dr. Singh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
1770 Presidential Circle; Department of Radiation Oncology
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Tracy McElveen is a specialist in radiation oncology. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Allan Freedman specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freedman is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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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