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

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

Dr. Robert Rupert is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Rupert attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital of Union County and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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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, Hematology
1145 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Shabana Dewani is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Dewani's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewani accepts. For her residency, Dr. Dewani trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Dewani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Anterpreet Neki is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Neki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Neki is especially interested in blood cancers and gastrointestinal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital of Union County and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Neki completed residency programs at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, D.C. General Hospital, and G.B. Pant Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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

Dr. Cassandra Grenade's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Columbus, OH. Her areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and spine tumor. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grenade accepts. Dr. Grenade attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Grenade's training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. 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.
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