We found 9 medical oncologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Sophy Ann Jancich, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Sophy Jancich's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Jancich completed her residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Laura Elizabeth Finn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Laura Finn sees patients in New Orleans, LA. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finn include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and bone marrow transplant. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Finn studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Finn trained at Earl K. Long Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Ochsner and Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Bone Marrow Transplant, Acute Leukemia, Chronic Leukemia

Dr. Alton Oliver Sartor, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alton Sartor is an oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Sartor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Sartor attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Dr. Nagarajan Chandrasekaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4513 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Nagarajan Chandrasekaran is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Chandrasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chandrasekaran completed a residency program at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3700 St. Charles Avenue; 5th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Agustin Garcia is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia honors. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Nancy Sue Vander Velde, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
150 South Liberty Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Nancy Vander Velde is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Vander Velde graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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Dr. Srikanth Tamma, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Srikanth Tamma practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Tamma is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marianne Barnhill, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1415 Tulane Avenue; Hc-62
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Marianne Barnhill is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. Dr. Barnhill attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Nelly Antoine Aoun, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4513 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Nelly Aoun works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Marrero, LA. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aoun is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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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