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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Goldklang graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and chemotherapy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Goldklang is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Ruth Rodriguez Sarmiento, MD
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. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarmiento include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital. Dr. Al-Hakim attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Huron Hospital and Howard University Hospital. Dr. Al-Hakim is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Riverdale, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Reddy trained at Cabrini Medical Center for residency.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mahizhnan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.