We found 4 oncologists who accept United Healthcare near Commerce Township, MI.

Dr. Kimberly Beth Geisz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Kimberly Hart specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Hart's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jimmy Belotte, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1 William Carls Building; Department of Ob/gyn
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Jimmy Belotte's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. In his practice, Dr. Belotte focuses on menstrual disorders. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belotte (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Belotte's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Menstrual Disorders

Dr. Jung Hoon Chang, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Jung Chang's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Chang is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce Twp, MI
 

Dr. Linda Rissman practices radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Rissman attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rissman takes.

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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.