We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Cleveland, OH.

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Dr. Benjamin Dunlop Li, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Benjamin Li is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Li's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Li honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with MetroHealth.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Mari Hashitate Dallas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Mari Dallas is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist in Cleveland, OH. She is affiliated with UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Dallas performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
9500 Euclid Avenue; # R35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Richard Kim's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Parchman's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Parchman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati 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.
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