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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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Frassica focuses on musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Frassica is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frassica honors. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Frassica attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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 practices radiation oncology. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11065 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Courtney Bui is a specialist in radiation oncology. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. 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.

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Specializes in Surgical Oncology
5803 Lois Lane
Ellicott City, MD
 

Dr. Huseyin Aydin works as a surgical oncologist. He is in-network 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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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.