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

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

Dr. Christine Chung's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Chung trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for her residency. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Dr. Geoffrey Lance Ray, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue; Ground, Floor Mt. Pleasant, The Weinman Family Department of Radiat.
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Geoffrey Ray's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Ray is affiliated with LifeBridge Health. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
227 Saint Paul Place; Lower Level
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Marlana Ottinger is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Before performing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Ottinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ottinger is affiliated with LifeBridge Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
22 S Greene Street; N5e16
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Patricia Shearer's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
600 N Wolfe Street; Cmsc 800
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. James Badgett's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He practices in Baltimore, MD. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Badgett accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
600 N Wolfe Street; Cmsc 800
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Lea Cunningham is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.
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