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We found 5 oncologists who accept Humana Open Access near Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Richard David Drake, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
9500 Euclid Avenue A 81
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Richard Drake is a gynecologic oncology specialist. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital's residency program. Dr. Drake has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Louis Keiler is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Keiler is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Benjamin Li is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Li include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Li attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Li is professionally affiliated with MetroHealth.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Parchman is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Mercy Health System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parchman takes. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Richard Kim is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Cleveland, OH. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.