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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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Gavini is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer. She takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Telugu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas HealthCare System and Iredell Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Cancer

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

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

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
557 Brookdale Drive
Statesville, NC
 

Dr. Gayla Lowery's specialty is radiation oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lowery graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ruby Grimm specializes in legal medicine, adult hematology, and adult oncology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Grimm is affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Grimm attended West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Richard Brodkin is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brodkin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Statesville, NC. She is professionally affiliated with Iredell Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Harr attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Serwint works as a hematologist and adult oncologist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Serwint completed 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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