We found 6 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Columbia, MD.

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Dr. Young Joo Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5450 Knoll North Drive; Suite 140
Columbia, MD

Dr. Young Lee is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. After completing medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In Dr. Lee's practice, she is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
9501 Old Annapolis Road; Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD

Dr. Frank Frassica is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and orthopedic oncologist in Pasadena, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. Dr. Frassica obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Frassica is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10710 Charter Drive; G030
Columbia, MD

Dr. Adeel Kaiser's specialty is radiation oncology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaiser accepts. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaiser's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
7382 Hopkins Way
Clarksville, MD

Dr. Elmer Huerta's medical specialty is public health & general preventive medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. He has a special interest in preventive care and smoking cessation. Dr. Huerta is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, he performed his residency at National Cancer Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Huerta speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5803 Lois Lane
Ellicott City, MD

Dr. Huseyin Aydin's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Aydin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11065 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD

Dr. Courtney Bui's specialty is radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Bui attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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