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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, and Presbyterian Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kuo's office for an appointment. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency.

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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 medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Mitchell has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-University, and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Gregory Keith Pennock, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9606 Caldwell Commons Circle; Suite B
Cornelius, 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. 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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Chai is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Vetta Barnes Higgs, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16455 Stateville Road; Suite 200
Huntersville, NC
 

Dr. Vetta Higgs is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in Charlotte, NC and Huntersville, NC. She is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Higgs attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Graham's education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Graham include bladder cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and kidney cancer. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He 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. Louise Zhou, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10030 Gilead Road; Suite 290
Huntersville, NC
 

Dr. Louise Zhou is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhou accepts. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Novant Health. She is accepting new patients.

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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.