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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Gold near Thibodaux, LA.

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Dr. James M Schweitzer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
608 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. James Schweitzer's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Schweitzer focuses on cancer. Dr. Schweitzer's professional affiliations include Ochsner and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schweitzer accepts. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. James Kevin Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
608 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. James Ellis is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ellis include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Laura Casteel Chauvin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
608 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Laura Chauvin is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chauvin include cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Gerardo Arias, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
608 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Gerardo Arias' areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Arias is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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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.