We found 7 medical oncologists who accept Medicare near Cornelius, NC.

Dr. Timothy Kuo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
171 Fairview Road; Po Box 3250
Mooresville, NC
 

Dr. Timothy Kuo practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Kuo performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, and Presbyterian Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. William Robert Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10030 Gilead Road; Suite 344
Huntersville, NC
 

Dr. William Mitchell is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mitchell takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-University, and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Seungjean Jean Chai, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9606 Caldwell Commons Circle; Suite B
Cornelius, NC
 

Dr. Seungjean Chai is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Charlotte, NC and Cornelius, NC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chai include breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Chai is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Chai studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. David Lee Graham, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9606 Caldwell Commons Circle; Suite B
Cornelius, NC
 

Dr. David Graham specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Graham has a special interest in bladder cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and kidney cancer. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Graham attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Blood Disorders, Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Keith Pennock, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9606 Caldwell Commons Circle; Suite B
Cornelius, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Pennock's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Cornelius, NC and Charlotte, NC. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. In his practice, Dr. Pennock focuses on immunotherapy and melanoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pennock speaks 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. Louise Zhou, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10030 Gilead Road; Suite 290
Huntersville, NC
 

Dr. Louise Zhou's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC. Dr. Zhou is affiliated with Novant Health. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Zhou trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zhou is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16455 Stateville Road; Suite 200
Huntersville, NC
 

Dr. Vetta Higgs specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Higgs graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.