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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Durham, NC.

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Dr. Pretesh Ramanlal Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC

Dr. Pretesh Patel is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Patel graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Duke University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Dr. Donette Weltansieht Campbell, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC

Dr. Donette Vicente sees patients in Durham, NC. Her medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Vicente is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Dr. Bradford Alan Perez, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Duke University Hospitals; Office of Graduate Medical Education, Box 3951
Durham, NC

Dr. Bradford Perez's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Perez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Department of Ob/gyn; Dumc Box 3079
Durham, NC

Dr. Gregory Sfakianos specializes in gynecologic oncology. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.