We found 7 oncologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Charlotte, NC.

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

Dr. Ilan Avin's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Avin obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. He is open to 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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Cornelius, NC and Charlotte, NC. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Pennock attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a special interest in immunotherapy and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Matthew Evan Alter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1918 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Alter works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alter include abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Alter obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John McDonald works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. McDonald attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McDonald include: Best Doctors in America-Gynecologic Oncology; Best Doctors in America Database; and Top Doctor-Gynecologic Oncology. He is affiliated with Presbyterian Hospital.

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

Dr. Everett Ribakove's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Ribakove is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kelly Drake is a radiation oncology specialist. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Drake performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Guilherme Cantuaria is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Atlanta, GA. He is a graduate of the University of Brasilia Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Cantuaria a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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.