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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Jancich is affiliated with Ochsner. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Finn's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and bone marrow transplant. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center, Dr. Finn attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. She is affiliated with Ochsner and Mayo Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Nancy Vandervelde is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Vandervelde is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Alton Sartor is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. Dr. Sartor is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Sartor 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 works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Dr. Chandrasekaran takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Tamma accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 works in New Orleans, LA. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnhill has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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

Dr. Agustin Garcia is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. He takes 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.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aoun accepts. She is professionally 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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