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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and chemotherapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Goldklang's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Ruth Sarmiento works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Stockbridge, GA. She graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarmiento include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sarmiento takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Ayman Al-Hakim, who practices in Griifin, GA, Griffin, GA, and McDonough, GA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Hakim accepts. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huron Hospital and Howard University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; Suite 202
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. S. Reddy works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Riverdale, GA and Stockbridge, GA. Patients gave Dr. Reddy an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Palamalai Mahizhnan is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mahizhnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.
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