We found 5 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Stockbridge, GA.

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Dr. Gerald Alan Goldklang, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1045 Southcrest Drive; Suite 200
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Goldklang specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Fayetteville, GA, Stockbridge, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldklang include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and chemotherapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Goldklang attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Goldklang is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chemotherapy

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1045 Southcrest Drive; Suite 200
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Ruth Sarmiento, who practices in Stockbridge, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Sarmiento is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarmiento include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarmiento honors. Dr. Sarmiento is professionally affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
123 Royal Burgess Way
Mcdonough, GA
 

Dr. Ayman Al-Hakim is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Hakim accepts. Dr. Al-Hakim attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Huron Hospital and Howard University Hospital for residency.

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Dr. Satyanarayan K Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; Suite 202
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Satyanarayan Reddy is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Riverdale, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. He has a special interest in lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cabrini Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Palamalai Mahizhnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; Suite 20
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Palamalai Mahizhnan is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.