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, who practices in New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Jancich is professionally 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 works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and bone marrow transplant. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Finn completed her residency training at Earl K. Long Medical Center. Dr. Finn is affiliated with 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 a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Sartor is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Nagarajan Chandrasekaran's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Dr. Chandrasekaran trained at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center for residency. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Chandrasekaran is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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 specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. She works in New Orleans, LA. Her professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Vander Velde attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 in New Orleans, LA and Independence, LA. Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia takes. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in New Orleans, LA. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Barnhill has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Aoun accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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