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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Baltimore, MD, Columbia, MD, and Brooklyn, MD. She is a graduate of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Lee is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Lee has an open panel.

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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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Frassica is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frassica welcomes new patients. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Herbert Ivy Valedictorian Award; Medical University of South Carolina; and Upjohn Award for Academic Excellence.

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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 area of specialization is radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kaiser takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11065 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Courtney Bui's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5803 Lois Lane
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Huseyin Aydin practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.