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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's areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. McDonald accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America-Gynecologic Oncology; Best Doctors in America Database; and Top Doctor-Gynecologic Oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. Dr. McDonald has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His professional affiliations include Presbyterian Hospital and Novant Health. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Avin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Cornelius, NC and Charlotte, NC. Dr. Pennock graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunotherapy and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pennock's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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

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

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

Dr. Guilherme Cantuaria's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Cantuaria studied medicine at the University of Brasilia Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cantuaria average 2.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantuaria takes.

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

Dr. Kelly Drake is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Dr. Drake obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drake accepts.

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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.