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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 is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hart include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and testicular cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Jimmy Belotte is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. In his practice, Dr. Belotte focuses on menstrual disorders. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Belotte (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Commerce Township, MI and Southgate, MI. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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

Dr. Linda Rissman practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rissman include breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rissman honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency 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. Dr. Rissman is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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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.