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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. Dr. Neki trained at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, D.C. General Hospital, and G.B. Pant Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise consist of blood cancers and gastrointestinal cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Neki (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Neki 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in lung cancer, hodgkin's lymphoma, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Rupert is affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. She works in Columbus, OH. Dr. Dewani's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Dewani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Marathi, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and spine tumor. She is affiliated with Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Grenade takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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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.