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We found 6 oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Charlotte, NC.

Dr. John Matthew McDonald, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John McDonald is a Charlotte, NC physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. McDonald has received include Best Doctors in America-Gynecologic Oncology; Best Doctors in America Database; and Top Doctor-Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. McDonald's professional affiliations include Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Gregory Keith Pennock, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1021 Morehead Medical Drive; Suite 3100
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Pennock practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Cornelius, NC and Charlotte, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pennock include immunotherapy and melanoma. Dr. Pennock accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pennock is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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Clinical interests: Immunotherapy, Skin Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Ilan David Avin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
200 Hawthorne Lane; 3rd Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Ilan Avin is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avin takes. Dr. Avin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. Dr. Avin is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 103
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Everett Ribakove is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Ribakove attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ribakove takes. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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Dr. Guilherme Henrique Cardoso Cantuaria, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Guilherme Cantuaria is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cantuaria is a graduate of the University of Brasilia Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
200 Queens Road; Suite 400
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Kelly Drake's specialty is radiation oncology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.