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

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

Dr. Laura Finn practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in New Orleans, LA. Her areas of expertise consist of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and bone marrow transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Finn honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Earl K. Long Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Sophy Jancich is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Jancich attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For her residency, Dr. Jancich trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Vandervelde practices adult oncology and medical oncology in New Orleans, LA. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vandervelde graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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

Dr. Alton Sartor's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sartor is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. Dr. Sartor has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in Marrero, LA. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandrasekaran takes. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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 works in New Orleans, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnhill honors. Dr. Barnhill is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Barnhill is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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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 is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Agustin A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Agustin Garcia is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Marrero, LA. She is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aoun accepts.

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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.