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We found 5 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Columbia, MD.

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

Dr. Young Lee works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and blood disorders. She is affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lee trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Dr. Lee's distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Disorders, Cancer

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

Dr. Frank Frassica works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and orthopedic oncologist in Pasadena, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Frassica is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Frassica has received distinctions including 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

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

Dr. Adeel Kaiser's medical specialty is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Kaiser attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11065 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Courtney Bui is a specialist in radiation oncology. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5803 Lois Lane
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Huseyin Aydin is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty 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.