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We found 7 oncologists near Statesville, NC.

Dr. Pam Westmoreland Sholar, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
365 Brookdale Drive
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Pam Sholar is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sholar's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians and Phi Beta Kappa, Agnes Scott College. Dr. Sholar is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Dr. Nagajyothi J Tathineni, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
365 Brookdale Drive
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Nagajyothi Gavini's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gavini include breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Iredell Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gavini is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Gavini's medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is conversant in Telugu.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Gayla Sue Lowery, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
557 Brookdale Drive
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Gayla Lowery specializes in radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Lowery is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Lowery attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Debra Marguerite Harr, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
557 Brookdale Drive; Department of Radiation Therapy
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Debra Harr practices radiation oncology. Dr. Harr is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Harr accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Ruby Ann Grimm, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
738 Bryant Street
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Ruby Grimm is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Grimm is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
276 Old Mocksville Road
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Richard Brodkin is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brodkin studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brodkin completed a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Davis Regional Medical Center, and Lexington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
365 Brookdale Drive
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Michael Serwint practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Serwint's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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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.