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

John Matthew McDonald MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
(704) 384-8200

Dr. John McDonald's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He practices in Charlotte, NC. His professional affiliations include Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McDonald is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America-Gynecologic Oncology; Best Doctors in America Database; and Top Doctor-Gynecologic Oncology.

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Dr. Gregory Keith Pennock MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1021 Morehead Medical Drive; Suite 3100
Charlotte, NC
(980) 442-2000

Dr. Gregory Pennock is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Cornelius, NC and Charlotte, NC. He is especially interested in immunotherapy and melanoma. Dr. Pennock is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Pennock attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pennock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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Ilan David Avin MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery), General Surgery
200 Hawthorne Lane; 3rd Floor
Charlotte, NC
(704) 377-3900

Dr. Ilan Avin practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Charlotte, NC. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Avin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Avin's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Adult Hematology
411 Billingsley Road; Suite 103
Charlotte, NC
(980) 442-9141

Dr. Everett Ribakove's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Ribakove's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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

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

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
(704) 384-8200

Dr. Guilherme Cantuaria's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Cantuaria's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Brasilia Faculty of Medicine.

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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.