We found 12 oncologists who accept Medicare near Salisbury, NC.

Dr. Konstantinos Ioannis Votanopoulos, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Konstantinos Votanopoulos is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Votanopoulos's areas of expertise include breast cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and hepatobiliary surgery. He is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Votanopoulos graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Votanopoulos average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Breast Cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jimmy Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Jimmy Ruiz specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Winston-Salem, NC and Salisbury, NC. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Ruiz is especially interested in lung cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ruiz include: Sir William Osler Award and Outstanding Senior Reside, Wake Forest University Internal Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ruiz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health and North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Cancer

Dr. Michael Moses Goodman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Michael Goodman is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Winston-Salem, NC and Salisbury, NC. He is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Goodman obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Goodman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Rodwige Jacques Desnoyers, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Rodwige Desnoyers is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Salisbury, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Desnoyers average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer and pancreatic cancer. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desnoyers attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer

Dr. Thomas Matthews Haizlip Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
911 W Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Haizlip is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Dr. Haizlip is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haizlip is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Watauga Medical Center and Novant Health. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mark Thomas Wimmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
825 W Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Mark Wimmer's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wimmer attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William McCall Brinkley Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
825 W Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. William Brinkley is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Salisbury, NC. Dr. Brinkley has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gregory Charles Mitro, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
229 Mocksville Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Mitro specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mitro completed residency programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Mitro is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Watauga Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jing Li, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
611 Mocksville Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Jing Li is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Li honors Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Hebei Medical University. She trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for her residency.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Salisbury Va Medical Center; Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Antonius Miller practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Miller honors Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors, Inc..

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
229 Mocksville Avenue
Salisbury, 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
825 W Henderson Street
Salisbury, NC
 

Dr. Jonathan Storey is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.