We found 4 medical oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Corydon, IN.

Filter By:
Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Thomas M. Woodcock, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Corydon, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Woodcock's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Woodcock attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

Read more
Jeffrey B. Hargis, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
313 Federal Drive Nm; Suite 130
Corydon, IN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hargis is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Norton Healthcare. Dr. Hargis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hargis graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Read more
Shawn D. Glisson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
313 Federal Drive Nm; Suite 130
Corydon, IN
 

Dr. Shawn Glisson is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Glisson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

Read more
Arash Rezazadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Corydon, IN
 

Dr. Arash Rezazadeh works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Louisville, KY. He graduated from Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. Dr. Rezazadeh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Norton Healthcare.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.