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We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Platinum 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 works as an oncologist and medical oncologist in Baltimore, MD. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung accepts. Dr. Chung graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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

Dr. Lucien Black is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sickle cell disease and bleeding disorders. Dr. Black takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Bleeding Disorders

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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 is professionally affiliated with LifeBridge Health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ottinger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ottinger completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Patricia Shearer specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Lea Cunningham is a Baltimore, MD physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cunningham attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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

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

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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.