We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Elizabethtown, KY.

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

Dr. Rafiq Rahman is a hematologist and adult oncologist in Elizabethtown, KY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rahman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Vaseem Moulana is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Moulana graduated from Andhra Medical College.

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

Dr. Yusuf Deshmukh is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for 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
E Town, KY
 

Dr. Corazon Veza works as a hematologist and oncologist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1239 Woodland Drive; Suite 105
Elizabethtown, KY
 

Dr. Ijaz Mahmood practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Elizabethtown, KY. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahmood average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Seither practices radiation oncology in Elizabethtown, KY and Bowling Green, KY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Seither is affiliated with TriStar Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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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