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We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Snellville, GA.

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

Dr. Pudipeddi Sarma is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Snellville, GA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarma at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kelly Drake is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Drake obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drake accepts.

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

Dr. Alexander Saker is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Saker's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Satvir Singh is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Lawrenceville, GA and Snellville, GA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Tracy McElveen's medical specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. McElveen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Dr. Allan Freedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1700 Tree Lane; Suite 490
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Allan Freedman's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Snellville, GA. Dr. Freedman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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.