We found 7 oncologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Elizabethtown, KY.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1107 Woodland Drive; #105
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Khuda Khan is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Louisville, KY and Elizabethtown, KY. After attending Nishtar Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1107 Woodland Drive; Suite 105
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Yusuf Deshmukh is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Elizabethtown, KY. Dr. Deshmukh attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1118 Woodland Drive
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Corazon Veza's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in East Town, KY and Elizabethtown, KY. Dr. Veza graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1107 Woodland Drive; Suite 105
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Rafiq Rahman's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rahman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1107 Woodland Drive; Suite 105
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Ijaz Mahmood is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Elizabethtown, KY and Louisville, KY. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. Dr. Mahmood's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1240 Woodland Drive
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Vaseem Moulana's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Elizabethtown, KY. Dr. Moulana is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College.

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Dr. Richard Broderick Seither, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
913 N Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Richard Seither's area of specialization is radiation oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Seither a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seither attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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.
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