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We found 58 oncologists who accept United Healthcare Choice Plus POS near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Lydia Woo Young Choi-Kim, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lydia Choi-Kim is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi-Kim accepts. Dr. Choi-Kim attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Choi-Kim's training includes residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Cher is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Cher include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Cher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Cher has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Willard Weaver, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Donald Weaver is a Detroit, MI physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, thyroid surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Weaver attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Weaver's professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Triest, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Triest is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Dearborn, MI and Detroit, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Triest include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and testicular cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Triest is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Alan Schiffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Charles Schiffer is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Detroit, MI and Farmington, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schiffer include leukemia and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Schiffer's professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schiffer attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Schiffer speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lymphoma, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Dr. Robert Thomas Morris, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Karmano's Wertz Cancer Center
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Robert Morris works as a gynecologic oncologist and surgical oncologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Morris has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. Dr. Morris takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Vaginal Cancer, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Nivedita Dhar, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Female Urology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Nivedita Dhar works as an urologist, surgical oncologist, and female urologist. Dr. Dhar attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhar include bladder cancer, neurogenic bladder, and female urologic disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Dhar (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Hindi. Dr. Dhar's hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Interstitial Cystitis, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Leigh Ann Solomon, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Leigh Solomon's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Jose Edson Pontes, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. J. Pontes' medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Pontes include bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and prostate cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Pontes (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Isaac Jackie Powell, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Isaac Powell works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Powell attended Indiana University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Powell focuses on prostate cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Philip Agop Philip, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4100 John R Hwcrc; 4th Floor
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Philip Philip's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Detroit, MI and Farmington, MI. Dr. Philip attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is especially interested in pancreatic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Philip has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Philip (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Armenian. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer

Dr. Eunwoo Eunwoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Harold Kim specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is conversant in Korean.

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Clinical interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Lois Jeanne Ayash, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lois Ayash's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Detroit, MI. In Dr. Ayash's practice, she is particularly interested in bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Before completing her residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Dr. Ayash attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ayash honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship In; Oncology, 1985086; and American Cancer Society Career Development Award. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant

Dr. Melissa Ann Runge-Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4100 John R Hwcrc; 4th Floor
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Melissa Runge-Morris' specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). She practices in Detroit, MI. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at Hennepin County Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Runge-Morris's clinical interests include lymphoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Runge-Morris takes. She is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma

Dr. Steven Mark Lucas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Steven Lucas practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucas takes. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Alexander Baciewicz Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Frank Baciewicz is a cardiac surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Baciewicz include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Baciewicz is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Baciewicz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.