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

Dr. Ayman Al-Hakim's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Al-Hakim is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Huron Hospital and Howard University Hospital for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital.

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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. He works in Fayetteville, GA, Stockbridge, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Goldklang has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and chemotherapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldklang honors. Before completing his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Goldklang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Goldklang speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. S. Reddy specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cabrini Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Ruth Sarmiento is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Stockbridge, GA. Her areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sarmiento is professionally affiliated with WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center. She is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Sarmiento is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Palamalai Mahizhnan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Riverdale, GA, East Point, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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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