We found 7 oncologists who accept Medicare near Marietta, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH
 

Dr. Vivek Abhyankar is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Abhyankar is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH
 

Dr. Devaki Siva is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Belpre, OH and Marietta, OH. Dr. Siva is in-network for Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
400 Matthew Street; Suite 401
Marietta, OH
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhati is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Marietta, OH. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
807 Farson Street; Suite 202
Belpre, OH
 

Dr. Curtis White is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. White's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH
 

Dr. S. Vasan is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and medical oncology. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasan accepts. Dr. Vasan is a graduate of Mysore Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH
 

Dr. Utpal Bhanja's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Bhanja is a graduate of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
400 Matthew Street
Marietta, OH
 

Dr. Shinoj Pattali Jayavalsan's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Pattali Jayavalsan takes Medicare insurance.

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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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