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We found 4 oncologists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Troy, OH.

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Dr. Mohan Rao Nuthakki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3130 North Dixie Drive; Suite 107
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Mohan Nuthakki is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is especially interested in cancer. Dr. Nuthakki is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Kettering Health Network, and Upper Valley Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Nuthakki honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Hematology
3130 N. County Rd 25-a
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Ronald Setzkorn is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Setzkorn's clinical interests include cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Setzkorn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Kettering Health Network. Dr. Setzkorn's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

Dr. Rajeev. Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3130 N. Dixie Drive; Suite 107
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Rajeev. Kulkarni specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Kulkarni has a special interest in cancer. His professional affiliations include Kettering Health Network and Upper Valley Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Kulkarni accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
41 Stanfield Drive; Suite C
Troy, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Lavelle is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Dayton, OH, Troy, OH, and Kettering, OH. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Lavelle an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.