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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 specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Thibodaux, LA and Raceland, LA. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schweitzer accepts. Dr. Schweitzer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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' medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ellis attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Chauvin's clinical interests include cancer. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Arias's areas of expertise include cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally 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.