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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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: cancer and blood disorders. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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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's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. In Dr. Frassica's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frassica is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Frassica's 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 area of specialization is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kaiser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5803 Lois Lane
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Huseyin Aydin's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Elmer Huerta specializes in general practice, public health & general preventive medicine, and adult hematology. Dr. Huerta's clinical interests encompass preventive care and smoking cessation. He is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huerta is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at National Cancer Institute, Dr. Huerta attended National University of San Marcos for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11065 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Courtney Bui practices radiation oncology. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Bui's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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