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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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Concord, NC, Charlotte, NC, and Statesville, NC. She is conversant in Telugu. Her clinical interests include breast cancer. Dr. Gavini is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Iredell Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, Dr. Gavini performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
557 Brookdale Drive
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Gayla Lowery's area of specialization is radiation oncology. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lowery studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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

Dr. Pam Sholar is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Sholar is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians and Phi Beta Kappa, Agnes Scott College.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
738 Bryant Street
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Ruby Grimm is a specialist in legal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Grimm highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Richard Brodkin's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Statesville, NC and Winston-Salem, NC. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brodkin attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Brodkin is affiliated with Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Davis Regional Medical Center, and Lexington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
557 Brookdale Drive; Department of Radiation Therapy
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Debra Harr practices radiation oncology. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Harr graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Iredell 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 in Statesville, NC. Dr. Serwint attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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.
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