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

Dr. Anterpreet Singh Neki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
460 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Anterpreet Neki's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Neki include blood cancers and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Neki obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and performed his residency at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, D.C. General Hospital, and G.B. Pant Hospital. Dr. Neki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Robert Dean Rupert Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
181 Taylor Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Robert Rupert's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Columbus, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rupert include lung cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Rupert attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Rupert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Sickle Cell Disease, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shabana J Dewani, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
181 Taylor Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Shabana Dewani is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Dewani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Dewani is affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cassandra Natalie Grenade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
181 Taylor Avenue
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Cassandra Grenade is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Columbus, OH. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and spine tumor. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Grenade attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Leukemia, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.