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We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Glen Burnie, MD.

Dr. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8026 Ritchie Highway; Suite A
Pasadena, MD
(410) 601-9030; (410) 350-3686

Dr. Fouad Abbas' medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Abbas is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer. Dr. Abbas accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. In addition to English, Dr. Abbas (or staff) speaks Arabic and Greek. He is affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and LifeBridge Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abbas's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology

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Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
6934 Aviation Boulevard
Glen Burnie, MD
(410) 368-2910; (443) 777-7147

Dr. Lavanya Yarlagadda sees patients in Baltimore, MD and Glen Burnie, MD. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Yarlagadda (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include LifeBridge Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Yarlagadda obtained her medical school training at Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College and performed her residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yarlagadda takes. Dr. Yarlagadda welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Young Joo Lee MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
305 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD
(410) 350-3386; (410) 761-9896

Dr. Young Lee practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee has a special interest in cancer and blood disorders. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Oncology

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
7507 Surratts Road
Glen Burnie, MD
(410) 328-5730; (410) 328-7450

Dr. James Moore is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moore include breast surgery. His professional affiliations include MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Abington Health, and LifeBridge Health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore honors. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Moore's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Moore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Surgery (Breast)


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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.