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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Gold near Pontiac, IL.

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Dr. John Joseph Migas, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
608 Ladd Street
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. John Migas works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His professional affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Migas attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Migas accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Bhanu K V V S Vakkalanka, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Internal Medicine
608 Ladd Street
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Bhanu Vakkalanka sees patients in Normal, IL and Pontiac, IL. His medical specialty is oncology (cancer care). Dr. Vakkalanka accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. His residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Vakkalanka is conversant in Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Hwan Gon Jeong, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
608 Ladd Street
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Hwan Jeong's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Normal, IL and Pontiac, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Kyungpook National University School of Medicine. Dr. Jeong is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Pramern Sriratana, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
608 Ladd Street
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Pramern Sriratana specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Normal, IL and Pontiac, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sriratana is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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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.