Finding Providers
loading

We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Christine Hwayong Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1650 Orleans Street; Crb 1, Room 344
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Christine Chung is a Baltimore, MD physician who specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Chung is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Chung attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Lucien Vandy Black, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lucien Black is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His clinical interests encompass sickle cell disease and bleeding disorders. Dr. Black is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Black trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Bleeding Disorders

No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
227 Saint Paul Place; Lower Level
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Marlana Ottinger is a radiation oncology specialist in Westminster, MD and Baltimore, MD. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ottinger completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
22 S Greene Street; N5e16
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Patricia Shearer is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
600 N Wolfe Street; Cmsc 800
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lea Cunningham works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Baltimore, MD. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cunningham is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
600 N Wolfe Street; Cmsc 800
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. James Badgett is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Badgett studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Distinctions

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.